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How to watch Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary in the UK

The first volume of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix documentary dropped this morning – offering another intimate glimpse into the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together. 

In the first three episodes, the couple reveal intimate details about how they met, their first date and their relationship with the press. 

Alongside personal and private snaps and clips, the docuseries also includes fresh allegations of racism as Meghan is seen breaking down in tears.

Here, FEMAIL gives an overview of the highly anticipated documentary… 

Netflix described the programme Harry & Meghan (pictured) as an ‘unprecedented six-part documentary series that explores the span of their relationship’

How many episodes are there and is there more to come? 

Netflix released volume one this morning – exactly three months after the death of Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II. 

The second volume will be released on December 15 – clashing with the Princess of Wales’ carol service. 

The first volume includes episodes one to three of the six-part docuseries, while the second will feature episodes four to six.  

What does the docuseries cover? 

Netflix said the programme Harry & Meghan is an ‘unprecedented six-part documentary series that explores the span of their relationship’.

In the first episode, the couple are seen talking about how they first met, intimate details about their first date and Prince Harry’s early relationship with the press including during his school days.

The second episode recounts the early days of the couple’s relationship including Meghan’s first meeting with the Queen and addresses how the couple have had to face online harassment.

The final episode in the volume charts the Sussexes’ relationship with the media from the announcement of their engagement in 2017 right up until the day before their wedding in May 2018.

It touches on Britain’s ‘racist past’ and various scandals to have hit the firm in recent years – including Princess Michael of Kent’s ‘Blackamoor-style’ brooch and Harry’s Nazi uniform furore.

As well as a series of interviews, the series also shows unseen footage of Harry and Meghan’s son Archie, who seems to speak in an American accent.

Who does it feature? 

Meghan's mother Doria Ragland speaks on camera for the first time as she describes a 'challenging' five years

Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland speaks on camera for the first time as she describes a ‘challenging’ five years

Serena Williams said that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are each others' 'best, best, best friends' and 'as a couple are so tight'

Serena Williams said that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are each others’ ‘best, best, best friends’ and ‘as a couple are so tight’

The first volume features interviews with many of the couple’s closest friends and family as well as historians and journalists.

The series marks the television debut of Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland who tells the camera that she knew Prince Harry was ‘The One’ for her daughter but that the last five years had been ‘challenging’.

Star tennis player Serena Williams also features in the series, revealing that the Duke and Duchess are ‘best, best, best friends’ and ‘as a couple are so tight’.

Harry’s childhood friend ‘Nicky’ talks about his days at Eton with Prince Harry and the difficulty of talking about mental health at a young age. 

Nicky, alongside Meghan’s friends Vicky Tsai and Dhru Purohit, spoke of their reactions to finding out about Meghan and Harry’s relationship, with one saying it ‘looked like a fairytale’. 

Addressing more serious elements of the relationship, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s lawyer, Jenny Afia, reveals: ‘There was a war against Meghan to support other people’s agendas.’

What does Harry say? 

Prince Harry describes life in the Royal Family as a 'dirty game' in the new docuseries

Prince Harry describes life in the Royal Family as a ‘dirty game’ in the new docuseries

Harry blasted the 'pain and suffering of women marrying into the institution' over an image of his mother, Princess Diana, in the trailer

Harry blasted the ‘pain and suffering of women marrying into the institution’ over an image of his mother, Princess Diana, in the trailer

In the trailer for the series, Harry blasted the ‘pain and suffering of women marrying into the institution’.

The father-of-two discusses how life within the firm can be a ‘dirty game’ and in the first episode, he says he felt ‘concerned for the safety of my family’.

Prince Harry also compares the experiences of his wife to those of his mother, Princess Diana.

He says ‘she has the same compassion, she has the same empathy, she has the same confidence’ but adds ‘to see another woman I love go through this feeding frenzy is hard.’ 

The Duke of Sussex complains about the Palace’s reluctance to hit back against negative press stories and says his family felt that being criticised in the press was a ‘right of passage’.

The Prince also addresses his own history, including when he wore a Nazi uniform to a private party in 2005.

He said: ‘It was probably one of the biggest mistakes of my life. I felt so ashamed afterwards. All I wanted to do was make it right.’

He said he spoke to a chief Rabbi in London which ‘had a profound impact on me’ before visiting a holocaust survivor in Germany, adding that he ‘learnt from’ his mistake. 

What does Meghan say? 

Meghan discusses intimate details of her relationship with Harry, including how they met, as well as her experiences of racism

Meghan discusses intimate details of her relationship with Harry, including how they met, as well as her experiences of racism

In the trailer last week, Meghan was seen wiping her eyes as a worried Harry watched on in the second trailer

In the trailer last week, Meghan was seen wiping her eyes as a worried Harry watched on in the second trailer

Meghan describes her experience throughout her relationship with Prince Harry, including first meeting him when she was on a fun trip with girlfriends.

Speaking about their first date, she jokes that he was late because of traffic and then tells of how she asked him to go for dinner again in a way that he probably thought was ‘forward’.

The Duchess says that she felt positive about the initial reaction to their relationship but that it ‘very quickly changed’.

She recounts a shocking story about her mother being called the N-word at a concert in the US but reveals that she wasn’t ‘treated as a black woman’ growing up in the US before her race was ‘made an issue’ when she came to the UK.

Meghan discusses her introduction to royal life, saying she struggled to comprehend everyday duties carried out by royals, in particular so-called ‘walkabouts’.

She says: ‘I never saw pictures or videos of a walkabout, I was like ”what’s a walkabout?”’

Speaking about her first meeting with the Queen, she describes her visit to the palace as being ‘like medieval times’. 

What unseen moments are included in it?

The couple said this selfie was a picture of the moment they decided to give their relationship a go, on their second date, at Soho House in London

The couple said this selfie was a picture of the moment they decided to give their relationship a go, on their second date, at Soho House in London 

In the first episode of the Netflix drama, the couple discuss keeping their relationship private during the first few months

In the first episode of the Netflix drama, the couple discuss keeping their relationship private during the first few months

Meghan's close bond with Archie is evident throughout the documentary, with clips and snaps showing the two snuggling and playing together

Meghan’s close bond with Archie is evident throughout the documentary, with clips and snaps showing the two snuggling and playing together

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a number of ultra-personal unseen images in the first trailer for their new Netflix documentary

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a number of ultra-personal unseen images in the first trailer for their new Netflix documentary

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix’s docuseries is filled with intimate moments that the couple have decided to share with the public. 

A collection of scenes were featured from the beginning of their relationship, including a selfie from when the couple decided to give their relationship a go while on their second date in London.

The couple also shared snaps of secret dates and FaceTimes they shared during their long-distance relationship.

The couple talked through FaceTime at the beginning of their relationship as they had to spend some long stretches of time apart

The couple talked through FaceTime at the beginning of their relationship as they had to spend some long stretches of time apart 

A picture shows Prince Harry during a FaceTime session with Meghan before the couple went public with their love story

A picture shows Prince Harry during a FaceTime session with Meghan before the couple went public with their love story

Prince Harry and Meghan shared a snap from their son Archie's first birthday in their explosive Netflix documentary today

Prince Harry and Meghan shared a snap from their son Archie’s first birthday in their explosive Netflix documentary today 

Pictures of intimate family moments are also featured, including celebrations for Archie’s first birthday, an adorable moment when Archie kisses Meghan on the lips and a glimpse of the Duchess’s pregnancy with Lilibet in 2021.

Viewers had already seen a photograph of Meghan cradling her baby bump in the first trailer, which was released last week.

How have royal fans reacted to the trailer?

Fans and critics alike immediately took to social media to voice their opinions on the trailer

 

For many, it felt like 'the same old' complaints the Sussexes have repeatedly made since leaving the Firm

For many, it felt like ‘the same old’ complaints the Sussexes have repeatedly made since leaving the Firm

Plenty of fans said they're excited 'to finally hear the full truth' while Harry was applauded for defending his late mother

Plenty of fans said they’re excited ‘to finally hear the full truth’ while Harry was applauded for defending his late mother

The trailer for Harry and Meghan’s explosive Netflix documentary was branded ‘more of the same’ by critics who say they’re ‘sick of’ hearing complaints rehashed time and time again.

‘We’re so tired of this same storyline for the past three years. They’ve literally done nothing else of interest,’ one critic said.

Plenty of fans said they’re excited ‘to finally hear the full truth’ while Harry was applauded for defending his late mother.

One fan said: ‘I actually feel RELIEF that M&H are coming forward in this way. There has been so much poisonous speculation about what actually happened, and I do not feel the Oprah interview could cover it all. I will be watching, & I hope other fair minded people will, as well.’ 

Another said: ‘They have a right to speak.’ 

How have royal experts reacted to the documentary? 

Royal experts told MailOnline today that the Netflix series ‘an amazing act of revenge’ that will ‘widen the rift’ with Prince William and weaken the very institution he will inherit when he becomes King.

Speaking to MailOnline, royal author Richard Fitzwilliams speculated that the effects of the Netflix docuseries will be felt for years to come. ‘This is a full frontal, extremely destructive attack on the Royal Family – the institution as well as members of those households,’ he said. 

He said: ‘I think this will widen the rift between the brothers. There is no doubt that this Netflix series is an amazing act of revenge designed to weaken the very institution that William will inherit as future King. Of course everyone will be asking how King Charles will react to this in the short-term, but the effects of this will be felt in years to come. That’s the whole point.

‘This is a full frontal, extremely destructive attack on the Royal Family – the institution as well as individual households and members of those households. This series I suspect will greatly weaken the royals in the eyes of the world, especially among young people.’

The late Queen’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter called the series ‘one long whinge’, adding: ‘I think that William and Kate will watch this trailer and think to themselves, ”oh God, here we go again”. 

‘This is just one long whinge, and for what? Harry says he’s doing this to protect his family – protect them from what? Meghan says if we only knew what happened behind closed doors – why should we? What exactly is it that they have to say which we haven’t heard before?’

How will this impact the Royal Family? 

Footage in last week's teaser shows a shot focusing on William and Kate at the 2019 Commonwealth Service in London, with the Sussexes sitting behind them

Footage in last week’s teaser shows a shot focusing on William and Kate at the 2019 Commonwealth Service in London, with the Sussexes sitting behind them

Sources say the Sussex couple have spoken about 'reaching out' to the prince's estranged relatives after the 'inevitable furore' around the projects has died down. Pictured, William, Kate, Meghan and Harry on December 25, 2018

Sources say the Sussex couple have spoken about ‘reaching out’ to the prince’s estranged relatives after the ‘inevitable furore’ around the projects has died down. Pictured, William, Kate, Meghan and Harry on December 25, 2018

Harry and Meghan have insisted they will focus on repairing their relationships with the Royal Family – once their Netflix documentary and the prince’s tell-all memoir come out.

Sources say the couple have spoken about ‘reaching out’ to the prince’s estranged relatives after the ‘inevitable furore’ around the projects has died down.

But royal insiders have questioned whether family members, particularly Harry’s brother, Prince William, who has been left especially hurt and angry by the depth of his betrayal, would even welcome such an overture.

‘The trouble is when it comes to the Sussexes and these revenge projects that they are so hell-bent on, people are asking when will enough be enough?’ said one.

‘It’s not unreasonable in the circumstances to ask whether they are even interested in repairing their relationships with the family.’

In addition to the Netflix series, senior royals are also preparing for the publication of Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’ in January.

The title is a pointed reference to his position as the William’s younger brother as the ‘spare to the heir’, at least until the future king’s own children were born.

Sources have said the royal family is ‘unlikely’ to publicly react to any attack by Harry and Meghan, but will consider their position carefully when they hear what the couple have to say.

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