Meghan Markle is seen bursting into tears in the explosive new trailer for their £88million Netflix docu-series.
The streaming platform released a new 60-second teaser for the couple’s documentary this afternoon ahead of its release next week.
The short trailer shows never-before-seen footage from the couple’s first relationship in 2016 to the present day.
In a snapshot, the mother-of-two, 41, who moved to Montecito, California, after leaving the royal family, is seen sitting on a sofa next to her husband after appearing to receive heartbreaking news.
Meghan Markle is seen wiping away tears in the explosive new trailer. The Duchess of Sussex was filmed sitting next to her husband Prince Harry, who leans back in exasperation after receiving bad news
As Prince Harry leans back on the sofa in exasperation, the former Suits actress stares at the floor before wiping away tears.
It’s unclear when the footage was taken or what sparked the emotional outburst, but the trailer says it was filmed following the couple’s resignation as senior royals in January 2020.
Elsewhere in the clip, Harry’s voice is heard saying ‘No one sees what happens behind closed doors’ just before the image appears, with others showing Meghan cradling her baby and dancing with Harry at their wedding.
In another undated moment, the Duchess is seen looking lovingly at her husband and wiping away a tear as she is chased away from Prince Harry.
The Duchess gazes lovingly at her husband from a car in another undated clip. The documentary series has been filmed over the past two years
Meghan Markle held her head in her hands as she curled up in an armchair on the phone
A third black and white clip shows the Duchess curled up in an armchair with a £1,260 Hermès blanket.
She is pictured with her head in her hand as she holds her phone – although it’s unclear whether the Duchess bursts into tears or is overwhelmed with happiness.
The announcement could hardly come at the worst time for William and Kate, who are on the second day of a visit to the United States that has been overshadowed by a row of races at Buckingham Palace.
The clip opens with a producer asking “why do you want to do this documentary?” before more than a dozen photos showed Harry and Meghan sharing time together, as well as an image of the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Harry’s voice is heard saying, “No one sees what goes on behind closed doors”.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a number of ultra-personal never-before-seen images in the first trailer for their new Netflix documentary today – including this pregnancy photo
There were also a number of selfies of the couple shared in the trailer (left and right), apparently loved at the start of the relationship
The trailer ends with Meghan asking, “When the stakes are so high, doesn’t it make sense to hear our story from us?”
“I had to do everything to protect my family,” the duke later added.
The trailer finally cuts to his wife, who says, “When the stakes are so high, doesn’t it make sense to hear our story from us?”
The Sussexes have been handed a rumored $100million (£88million) for the fly-on-the-wall series, which has left the Royals prepared for more damaging accusations from the couple.
It comes at an unnecessary time for the Prince and Princess of Wales – whose US tour got off to a rocky start yesterday after a scandal over ‘racist’ comments from Lady Susan Hussey at an event hosted by Queen Consort Camilla.
Ngozi Fulani said she felt “questioned” by Lady Susan about her country of origin, despite being born in the UK and repeatedly saying she was British. Officials said they were taking the incident “extremely seriously”.
The couple said they wanted audiences to ‘hear their story from them’ in the trailer
The couple’s documentary series hits Netflix next week. While it’s unclear exactly what part of their family life the couple was willing to share, they certainly let the Netflix cameras follow them in public appearances in 2021 and 2022.
The series is set to air next Thursday.
As the Sussexes unveiled their glitzy publicity campaign, William and Kate’s troubles deepened today as one of the UK’s leading lawyers claimed Lady Susan Hussey also quizzed him about his heritage during the same function.
Nazir Afzal, 60, Chancellor of the University of Manchester and former CPS chief prosecutor under Sir Keir Starmer, reacted to the row by saying: ‘Racism is never far away’.
Ms Fulani made headlines around the world after Buckingham Palace was engulfed in a toxic race that saw the late Queen’s chief lady-in-waiting – and also Prince William’s godmother – resign after him asking “what part of Africa are you from?
Mr Afzal tweeted: “I was at the Buckingham Palace reception where Lady Hussey questioned the legacy of brilliant DV expert Ngozi Fulani. She only asked me for my legacy once and seemed to accept my answer – Manchester currently!”.
The Royal Family will be prepared for further negative headlines when the Sussexes’ Netflix show airs next Thursday.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their deal with Netflix just six months after moving to California in March 2020, saying they wanted to bring “hope and inspiration” by teaming up with the streaming goliath.
The Duke and Duchess said their company, then unnamed but now known as Archewell Productions, would make documentaries, feature films, scripted shows and children’s shows.