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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s documentary edits the Queen’s 21st birthday speech

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix documentary edited the Queen’s 21st birthday speech ‘to change the meaning of the statement entirely’, a communications coach has claimed.

The first three episodes of the explosive six-part docuseries aired on Thursday, offering an intimate glimpse into the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life, as well as discussing the British monarchy and the Commonwealth.

Taking to TikTok, voice coach Susie Ashfield noted that in the first episode, the Queen’s speech – in which she declared that her ‘whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and to the service of our great Imperial family to which we all belong’ – is included.

However, in the third episode, the Queen’s words are edited so that she’s heard saying: ‘I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to the service of our great Imperial family to which we all belong.’

The first three episodes of the explosive six-part docuseries aired on Thursday, offering an intimate glimpse into the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's life, as well as discussing the British monarchy and the Commonwealth

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘s Netflix documentary (pictured right) edited the Queen’s 21st birthday speech (pictured left) ‘to change the meaning of the statement entirely’, a communications coach has claimed

The speech was shown in the programme as guests discussed the Queen and the Commonwealth.

In the third episode of the series, writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsh – author of the 2018 memoir Brit(ish) – described the Queen’s beloved Commonwealth as being ‘Empire 2.0’ before then going on to describe Prince Harry as ‘anti-racist’. 

Communications coach Susie took to TikTok yesterday in a video titled: ‘The Queen Vs Netflix. Spot the difference…’

‘I wasn’t going to say anything about the Harry and Meghan Netflix documentary because it’s nothing to do with me,’ she explained. ‘I’m a communications coach. I help people make speeches.’

However, she continued: ‘But I really like speeches, which is why when somebody told me about some potential editing that might have happened on the Queen’s 21st birthday speech. I had to check it out. 

‘So let’s play a game together. Spot the difference,’ she said, before showing part of the Queen’s unedited speech.

Taking to TikTok, voice coach Susie Ashfield (pictured) noted that in the first episode, the Queen's speech - in which she declared that her 'whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and to the service of our great Imperial family to which we all belong' - is included

Taking to TikTok, voice coach Susie Ashfield (pictured) noted that in the first episode, the Queen’s speech – in which she declared that her ‘whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and to the service of our great Imperial family to which we all belong’ – is included

‘I should like to make that dedication now, it is very simple,’ Queen Elizabeth II is heard saying. ‘I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service, and to the service of our great Imperial family to which we all belong.’

‘That was the original, unedited copy and the transcript reads the same. Now let’s look at Harry and Meghan’s version,’ said Susie, before viewers watched Netflix’s version of the speech.

They heard the Queen’s voice saying: ‘I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to the service of our great Imperial family to which we all belong.’

‘Did you hear the difference? And did you notice how just removing a few words changes the meaning of the statement entirely,’ insisted Susie. 

The words ‘to your service and’ were edited out of the Queen’s speech. 

Social media users were quick to comment on Susie's clip, with one person suggesting: 'Christ, it feels like the whole Netflix series is going to be dishonest.'

Social media users were quick to comment on Susie’s clip, with one person suggesting: ‘Christ, it feels like the whole Netflix series is going to be dishonest.’

However, another said: 'In both statements, she¿s dedicated to imperialism. The meaning of that is the same whether she¿s also ¿in your service¿ or not.'

However, another said: ‘In both statements, she’s dedicated to imperialism. The meaning of that is the same whether she’s also “in your service” or not.’

She continued: ‘I don’t know what the lesson to learn is here, but I suppose if you are going to be speaking and it will be recorded there is a chance you will get misquoted, your words might get taken out of context or in this case some part might be removed to change the meaning of the statement itself. 

‘So try not to let that happen to you. And if it does happen to you, remember there will be some people out there who might notice.’

Social media users were quick to comment on Susie’s clip, with one person suggesting: ‘Christ, it feels like the whole Netflix series is going to be dishonest.’

However, another said: ‘In both statements, she’s dedicated to imperialism. The meaning of that is the same whether she’s also “in your service” or not.’ 

During a recent trailer, Harry makes the astonishing claim that he and Meghan were victims of 'institutional gaslighting'

During a recent trailer, Harry makes the astonishing claim that he and Meghan were victims of ‘institutional gaslighting’ 

Dickie Arbiter, who served the Queen from 1988 until 2000, yesterday accused the couple of 'mixed messages' and said 'no one will believe a word they say'

Dickie Arbiter, who served the Queen from 1988 until 2000, yesterday accused the couple of ‘mixed messages’ and said ‘no one will believe a word they say’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were yesterday slammed by the Queen’s former spokesman, who accused them of concocting narratives with ‘more holes than a colander’. 

The Duke, 38, faced a fresh backlash after sensationally claiming lies were told ‘to protect’ his brother William before suggesting he and Meghan were victims of ‘institutional gaslighting’. 

Dickie Arbiter, who served the Queen from 1988 until 2000, accused the couple of ‘mixed messages’ and said ‘no one will believe a word they say’. 

He also rubbished suggestions the Sussexes had their security ‘pulled’ prior to Megxit – pointing out that it was only taken away because they were moving to America.  

Mr Arbiter (pictured with the Queen in 1991) also rubbished suggestions the Sussexes had their security 'pulled' prior to Megxit

Mr Arbiter (pictured with the Queen in 1991) also rubbished suggestions the Sussexes had their security ‘pulled’ prior to Megxit 

Mr Arbiter told The Sun: ‘There are more holes in their story than a colander. It is absolutely outrageous to be talking about institutional gaslighting. And their security was taken away because taxpayers won’t pay for them to live in America.

‘There are so many mixed messages. I think they have lost direction and no one will believe a word they say.’ 

In a new trailer for the second part of their lucrative tell-all Netflix documentary, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex talk about ‘institutional gaslighting’. It is assumed this is directed at the monarchy.

Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse in which a person is manipulated into questioning their own sanity and perceptions of reality.

The documentary makers also use a picture of Buckingham Palace and footage of the duke and Prince William at their grandfather’s funeral as Harry says: ‘They were happy to lie to protect my brother. They were never willing to tell the truth to protect us.’

The documentary makers also use a picture of Buckingham Palace and footage of the duke and Prince William at their grandfather's funeral as Harry says: 'They were happy to lie to protect my brother'

The documentary makers also use a picture of Buckingham Palace and footage of the duke and Prince William at their grandfather’s funeral as Harry says: ‘They were happy to lie to protect my brother’

The Duke of Sussex continues: 'They were never willing to tell the truth to protect us'

The Duke of Sussex continues: ‘They were never willing to tell the truth to protect us’

Meghan adds: ‘I wasn’t being thrown to the wolves. I was being fed to the wolves.’ 

The first three episodes of Harry & Meghan – part of the Sussexes’ multi-million-dollar deal with Netflix – were streamed last week, with the final three hour-long episodes coming this Thursday.

The initial tranche covered the couple’s courtship and romance, but many were left deeply unhappy about the programme’s full-on assault on the late Queen’s Commonwealth legacy, with some saying it seemed as if the couple want to ‘bring down the monarchy’.

Harry also let rip with a string of sly digs at his family, particularly his father and brother, including the suggestion that they had married not for love but to a woman who fitted ‘the mould’.

But the clear suggestion was that the second part – covering the couple’s wedding, their subsequent falling out with William and Kate and acrimonious departure from the Royal Family – would be far more brutal for Buckingham Palace. 

On a slightly different trailer featured on the Netflix website, subtitles can be seen which instead read: 'The British media were happy to lie to protect my brother'

On a slightly different trailer featured on the Netflix website, subtitles can be seen which instead read: ‘The British media were happy to lie to protect my brother’

Meanwhile, the recent trailer contains misrepresentations that have characterised the couple’s Netflix project so far, with its use of ‘fake’ footage to illustrate media harassment of the couple.

Meghan talks about being ‘fed to the wolves’ accompanied by a photograph of her being supposedly hounded by a bank of photographers.

Except the picture was clearly taken when she flew by private jet to New York for a lavish baby shower when she was expecting her first child Archie, accompanied by a team of taxpayer-funded police officers.

Even more inexplicably – and controversially – Harry is shown talking about how ‘they’ were happy to ‘lie to protect my brother’.

As he says this, the trailer cuts to footage of Buckingham Palace followed by a second sequence of himself and William at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April 2021.

Given the juxtaposition of the statement and film, many have taken ‘they’ to refer to the Royal Household.

But on a slightly different trailer featured on the Netflix website, subtitles can be seen which instead read: ‘The British media were happy to lie to protect my brother. They were never willing to tell the truth to protect us.’

After this discrepancy was exposed on social media, the second trailer appeared to have been mysteriously taken down.

This led one well-placed royal source to tell the Mail: ‘No one is taking lessons in honesty from them.’

Both Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace declined to comment.

It is understood that the royal households intend to wait until the entire series has aired before they decide whether to respond to some of the couple’s more hurtful or damaging claims.

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