This is the explosive Netflix docu-series that the world is talking about and the royal family is preparing for the worst.
A six-part Prince Harry and Meghan Markle series that threatens to further damage the exiled royal family’s relationship with his father King Charles and brother Prince William will air Thursday night.
Here’s everything you need to know.
WHAT DOES NETFLIX DOCO AIR GO TO?
Suss*x documentary series titled Harry and Megan will tell the story of the couple in six episodes.
The first episode of three episodes will begin on Thursday at the same time around the world.
In Australia, viewers will be able to start watching the revealing series today at 7pm in New South Wales, Victoria, ACT and Tasmania.
Queenslanders can watch from 6:00 pm, South Australians from 6:30 pm, Western Australians from 4:00 pm, and Northern Territory residents from 5:30 pm.
The second volume (episodes 4 to 6) will be released next week on December 15th.
HOW DO THE SUSSEXES PRESENT THE SERIES?
The Duke and Duchess of Suss*x are expected to share the other side of their ‘high-profile love story’.
“The series explores the secret days of their early courtship and the issues that made them feel compelled to step back from their regular roles in the institution,” Netflix wrote in the synopsis.
“The series does not just cover the love story of one couple, it paints a picture of our world and how we relate to each other,” the synopsis reads.
WHAT CLAIMS WILL DOCO SUBMIT?
Some of the explosive claims made in the documentary were featured in two trailers released by Netflix.
The streaming giant was urged to use “misleading” footage of paparazzi photographers in both commercials.
Markle and Prince Harry have also been accused of filming at Buckingham Palace without the late Queen’s permission.
The documentary series is expected to be based on the allegation that the Suss*xes were bullied by palace officials before they stepped down as high-ranking members of the royal family.
The first trailer also hinted that there would be more revelations about the breakup of the former so-called Liverpool Four.
As dark music played, Prince Harry said in voice-over that “no one sees what goes on behind closed doors” as an image of the Prince and Princess of Wales with grim faces flashed.
In another explicit criticism, Katherine Markle added: “When the stakes are so high, wouldn’t it be better to hear our story from us?”
The first trailer also featured several personal photos of the Suss*xes, including one in which Markle appears to be crying with his head in his hand.
In the second trailer, Prince Harry accused palace aides of actively leaking and “planting” stories against them.
“This is a dirty game,” he said, pointing out what he claimed was the Palace’s personal goal.
“There is a family hierarchy.
“You know there’s leakage… but there’s also storytelling.”
Ironically, the second trailer showed footage of Prince Harry’s late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, being stalked by the paparazzi as he ominously stated that he “didn’t want history to repeat itself.”
The Duke of Suss*x then described the “pain and suffering of women” marrying the institution as “feeding mad”.
“I realized they will never protect you,” Markle said.
WHAT WILL THE DUCHESS SAY?
The trailers hint that the docuseries will go deeper into Markle’s claims that she struggled with suicidal thoughts when she was a senior member of the royal family.
Speaking on stage at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Awards gala ahead of the document’s release, Markle said she spoke about her struggles with mental health to give others the “space and courage” to do the same.
WHO ARE THE COMMENTS?
The series will also include interviews with family, friends, historians and journalists.
Christopher Busi, a tech entrepreneur and longtime supporter of the couple, was featured in the trailer and will talk in the docu-series about the couple’s experiences, claiming racism played a role.
“This is about hate. It’s about race,” he said in the trailer.
Busi’s company, Bot Sentinel, has launched an investigation into online trolling against Markle, and he will reportedly discuss his findings in a docuseries.
WHAT IS THE REACTION OF THE PALACE?
Senior members of the royal family are reportedly preparing for the worst and ready to respond to unsubstantiated allegations after the series airs.
Officials from Buckingham and Kensington Palace will watch the first three episodes of the series, but the Prince and Princess of Wales are reportedly refusing to watch the series.
Originally published as Harry and Meghan’s Netflix Document: What We Know
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