There is a fresh royal row brewing.
Netflix did not ask the royal family for comment on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new docuseries, palace sources claim to Page Six — despite the streaming giant and filmmaker insiders doubling down that they did.
At the very beginning of “Harry & Meghan,” which started streaming in the early hours of Thursday morning, a message flashes over a black screen that reads, “Members of the Royal Family declined to comment on the content within this series.”
However, one source alleges to us that neither Buckingham Palace, which represents King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, Kensington Palace, which represents Prince William and Kate Middleton, nor any members of the family were approached for comment.
However, the source does note that there would be no comment anyway on “any aspect” of the docuseries, in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex talk at length about their time behind palace walls and their 2020 move to California.
And yet, sources close to the filmmakers assure Page Six that they did send in multiple requests for comment.
One insider tells us, “I know that the filmmakers asked for comment.”
In the first three episodes that launched Thursday, Harry, 38, and Markle, 41, share never-before-seen photos and video of their life together, including the moments he proposed in 2017 and filmed himself in the VIP lounge at Heathrow Airport before moving to America in 2020.
There are also a series of barbs that will surely upset his father, King Charles III, including Harry’s claim that he was “literally brought up” by a “second family” in Africa, where he spent time following his mother Princess Diana’s death in 1997.
Harry also describes a “huge level of unconscious bias” in the royal family — with reference to Princess Michael of Kent wearing an offensive blackamoor-style brooch in front of his biracial wife at Buckingham Palace. Experts, meanwhile, discuss racism in the UK, with Markle declaring that she “wasn’t really treated like a black woman” until she came to Britain.
And in a swipe at his male relatives’ choice of wives, Harry insists that his decision to marry Markle set him apart from his family because it was “from his heart” and not because she “would fit the mold.”
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