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Royal Family breaks silence on rumours about their stance over Meghan, Harry's Netflix series

Members of the royal family were not approached for comment on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Netflix docuseries

By Web Desk
December 08, 2022

Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace have reportedly stated they were not approached for comment on the content of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's series.

Neither members of the family nor Buckingham Palace or Prince William's office at Kensington Palace were approached for comment on the content of the series, which premiered on Thursday, according to new reports.

According to BBC, the royal family added they're not commenting on it now, just over four hours since the first episode of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's show, titled 'Harry & Meghan', dropped on Netflix.

The allegation runs contrary to a statement displayed on-screen at the start of the opening episode of the new series about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, stating that “members of the royal family declined to comment on the content within this series”.

However, a Netflix source countered the claim, saying that the communications offices for King Charles and the Prince of Wales were contacted in advance and given the right to reply to claims within the series.

As per BBC, Kensington Palace did confirm it received an email purporting to be from a third-party production company from an unknown organisation's address and attempted to verify its authenticity with Archewell Productions and Netflix, but never received a response.

The first three episodes of the six-part series, titled Harry & Meghan, were released on Thursday, and see the couple discuss press intrusion, racism, and their life in the royal family.

Among the topics discussed is Buckingham Palace’s handling of what Prince Harry criticised as early as 2016 as a “wave of abuse and harassment” by the media against his partner after their relationship become public.