The second episode of Harry & Meghan on Netflix, which premieres on the streaming service on Thursday morning, has received its most dramatic trailer yet from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
While a lawyer mentions “negative briefings” being conducted by royal aides, Meghan is referred to as “the Palace’s scapegoat.”
There was a genuine campaign against Meghan, according to Jenny Afia, a Partner at Schillings Law Firm in London. She adds, “I’ve seen proof that there was negative information from the palace against Harry and Meghan to fit other people’s objectives.”
Lucy Fraser, a close friend of Meghan’s, adds, “Meg became this scapegoat for the palace so they would feed things on her, whether they were genuine or not, to stop other less favourable stories getting printed.”
A story about a member of the family would briefly surface, and then people would say, “Oh, we’ve got to make it go away,” according to the Duchess of Sussex, who claims to have witnessed the scenario herself. However, there is space on the homepage of a website and on the front page of a newspaper, and there is information about a royal that must be included there.
“This bombardment of bad pieces about the deterioration in her relationship with her father was the final straw in a campaign of negative, ugly media about her,” Afia continues.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s allegations have not yet received a formal refutation from Buckingham Palace.
Although he was not shown in the previous teaser, Prince Harry did accuse an unnamed individual or group of “lying to protect” his brother, Prince William, in the one that was posted yesterday.
He says in an interview that is being filmed, “I wonder what would have happened to us, if we hadn’t gotten out when we did,” as footage of his and Meghan’s last public appearance plays. In another image, Harry can be seen chatting into the camera as he appears to be flying out of the UK after quitting his job as a working royal. He refers to this journey as the “freedom flight.”
Our security was being removed, says Meghan in the meantime. Worldwide awareness of our location I was feeding the wolves rather than being tossed to them.
Extreme polarisation has resulted from the six-part documentary series. On December 8th, Volume I of the first instalment was made available. On Thursday at the start of UK time, Netflix releases Volume II.