Meghan Markle is seen breaking down in tears in the explosive new trailer for their £88million Netflix docu-series.
The streaming platform released a new 60-second teaser this afternoon for the couple’s documentary before it debuts next week.
The short trailer shows unseen pictures from the couple’s early relationship in 2016 right up until the present day.
In one snapshot moment, the mother-of-two, 41, who relocated to Montecito, California, after quitting the Royal Family, is seen sitting on a sofa next to her husband after they appear to receive some upsetting news.
Meghan Markle is seen wiping back 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 being dealt some bad news
As Prince Harry leans back on the sofa in exasperation, the former Suits actress gazes down at the floor before wiping back tears.
It is unknown when the footage is taken or what caused the outburst of emotion but the trailer indicates that it was filmed in the aftermath of the couple stepping down as senior working royals in January 2020.
Elsewhere in the clip, Harry’s voice is heard saying, ‘no one sees what goes on behind closed doors’ just before the image flashes up, with others showing Meghan cradling her baby bump and dancing with Harry at their wedding.
In another undated moment, the Duchess is seen gazing lovingly at her husband and wiping away a tear as she’s driven away from Prince Harry.
The Duchess gazes lovingly at her husband from a car in another undated clip. The docu-series has been filmed over the past two years
Meghan Markle held her head in her hands as she curled up on an armchair while on the phone
A third clip in black-and-white shows the Duchess curled up on an armchair with a £1,260 Hermes blanket.
She is pictured with her head in her hand as she holds up her phone – although it is not clear if the Duchess is breaking down in tears or overwhelmed with happiness.
The advert could hardly come at a worse time for William and Kate, who are on the second day of a visit to the US which has been overshadowed by a Buckingham Palace race row.
The clip opens with a producer asking ‘why do you want to make this documentary?’ before more than a dozen photos flash up of Harry and Meghan sharing time together, along with one 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 unseen images in the first trailer for their new Netflix documentary today – including this pregnancy shot
There were also a number of selfies of the couple shared in the trailer (left and right), apparently loved up in the early stages of the relationship
The trailer ends with Meghan asking: ‘When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make sense to hear our story from us?’
‘I had to do everything I could to protect my family’, the duke later adds.
The trailer finally cuts to his wife, who says: ‘When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make sense to hear our story from us?’
The Sussexes have been paid a rumoured $100million (£88million) for the fly-on-the-wall series, which has left the Royal Family braced for more damaging accusations from the couple.
It comes at an unhelpful time for the Prince and Princess of Wales – whose US tour got off to a tricky start yesterday after a scandal over ‘racist’ comments made by Lady Susan Hussey at an event hosted by the Queen Consort Camilla.
Ngozi Fulani said she felt ‘interrogated’ by Lady Susan about what country she came from, despite being born in the UK and stating multiple times that she was British. Officials said they were taking the incident ‘extremely seriously’.
The couple have said they want the public to ‘hear their story from them’ in the trailer
The couple’s docu-series lands on Netflix next week. While it’s unclear on exactly how much of their home life the couple were prepared to share, they certainly did let Netflix cameras trail them on public appearances in 2021 and 2022
The series if expected to air next Thursday.
As the Sussexes unveiled their glitzy publicity push, William and Kate’s troubles deepened today as one of the UK’s leading lawyers claimed that Lady Susan Hussey also interrogated him about his heritage at the same function.
Nazir Afzal, 60, Chancellor of the University of Manchester and ex-chief prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service under Sir Keir Starmer, reacted to the row by declaring: ‘Racism is never far away’.
Ms Fulani has made headlines around the world after Buckingham Palace was engulfed in a toxic race row that saw the late Queen’s chief lady-in-waiting – and also Prince William’s godmother – resign after asking her ‘which part of Africa are you from?’
Mr Afzal tweeted: ‘I was at the Buckingham Palace reception at which Lady Hussey questioned the heritage of a brilliant DV expert Ngozi Fulani. She only asked me my heritage once & seemed to accept my answer – Manchester currently!’
The Royal Family will be braced 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 setting up home in California in March 2020, saying they wanted to provide ‘hope and inspiration’ by teaming up with the streaming goliath.
The Duke and Duchess said their company, unnamed at the time but now known as Archewell Productions, would make documentaries, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming.