The Duchess of Sussex said she was ‘fed to the wolves’ before leaving the UK with her husband – and the duke said the ‘lies’ were told to protect his brother, Prince William – in a trailer for the latest installment of their Netflix docuseries.
Megan he says “our security has been pulled back” and “everyone in the world knew where we were” in the footage.
“I said, ‘we have to get out of here,'” she says Prince Harryas the footage cuts to a plane taking off.
Prince Harry is later seen in self-taken video aboard the couple’s flight to the United States, saying, “We’re on the freedom flight.”
Earlier this week the first three episodes of Meghan and Harry were made available to stream, with the couple speaking about the pressure they’ve felt from the media interest in their lives.
The final three episodes of the six-part series drop on Thursday, December 15, and are set to explore their decision to step away from royal duties and make a life in America.
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“I wonder what would have happened to us if we hadn’t walked out when we did,” the Duke of Sussex says at the start of the 90-second clip.
He then talks about “institutional gaslighting”, before the duchess adds: “I hadn’t been thrown to the wolves. I was thrown to the wolves.”
‘They were happy to lie to protect my brother,’ continues Harry, referring to Prince William, against images of Buckingham Palace and headlines including: ‘Queen Orders Hard Megxit’.
“They have never been willing to tell the truth to protect us.”
It is unclear who the duke refers to as “they”.
On 8 January 2020, the Sussexes revealed they intended to “step back as ‘senior’ members of the royal family and work towards becoming financially independent”.
They officially left the monarchy on March 31, 2020, having opted for personal and financial freedom rather than remaining as working members of the royal family.
“To be able to move on to the next chapter, you have to finish the first chapter,” says Harry.
Leaving the UK “gave us the chance to create that home we’ve always wanted,” says Meghan.
“I’ve always thought this was a battle worth fighting for,” adds the duke.
The couple has defended the decision to give the streaming giant an intimate look into their private lives, with the show including personal clips and stills from their time as real.
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The pair have signed lucrative deals, thought to be worth more than £100m, with Netflix and Spotify, after stepping down as senior working royals following family rifts and struggles with royal life.
Following their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, this docuseries, directed by Academy Award nominee Liz Garbus, was billed as a Netflix global event, with Harry and Meghan sharing “the other side of their romance high-profile”.
However, they have faced criticism, with one being conservative The MP plans to push through legislation that could see the couple stripped of their royal titles.