Royals ‘hiding behind the sofas’ as Markle confirms Netflix doc

Meghan Markle: Russell Myers discusses Netflix documentary

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Royal commentator Russell Myers has said the Royal Family “will be hiding behind the sofas” in anticipation of the latest Netflix documentary about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as the Duchess confirmed it is going ahead. Speaking to Today, Mr Myers said the Duchess of Sussex had “dropped the bomb” as Buckingham Palace is reportedly concerned about the damage the documentary could do to the reputation of King Charles and the Royal Family. 

Netflix executives are allegedly “at odds” with Harry and Meghan, with the couple keen to dumb down their comments following the death of the Queen, which could suggest the documentary will remain largely unchanged. 

Mr Myers said: Yet another day, yet another interview with Meghan Markle, and she is now PRing herself over her podcast Archetypes. 

“But the one big revelation – we were debating this yesterday, the will they, won’t they appear in this Netflix drama – is that she has dropped the bomb. 

“This is happening. It is all happening. I imagine the Royal Family will be hiding behind the sofas waiting for this one.” 

Speaking to Variety for a cover shoot published on Wednesday, Ms Markle conceded that the final documentary “may not be the way we would have told it” whilst praising director Liz Garbus nonetheless. 

She said: “It’s nice to be able to trust someone with our story — a seasoned director whose work I’ve long admired — even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it. 

“But that’s not why we’re telling it. We’re trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens.

“It’s interesting. My husband has never worked in this industry before. For me, having worked on Suits, it’s so amazing to be around so much creative energy and to see how people work together and share their own points of view. That’s been really fun.”

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But the Sussexes were said to have asked the streaming service to remove any “incriminating comments” made about King Charles, the Queen Consort or the Prince and Princess of Wales. 

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September, after which the Sussexes spent two weeks mourning alongside the Royal Family, the couple appear keen to dumb down the documentary. 

“Harry and Meghan made significant requests to walk back content they themselves have provided, for their own project,” one source told the New York Post’s Page Six.

Another said: “Harry and Meghan are panicked about trying to tone down even the most basic language.”

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But recent reports suggested that the couple have been “at odds” with Netflix executives. 

Netflix has yet to announce a release date for the documentary, reported to highlight the home life of Harry and Meghan. 

In an August cover interview with The Cut, Ms Markle did not get into specifics when asked if the upcoming docuseries covered their love story but praised the director’s acclaim.

“What’s so funny is I’m not trying to be cagey,” she said. “I don’t read any press. So I don’t know what’s confirmed. I will tell you Liz Garbus is incredible.”

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