The 15-hour footage of the “depressed” couple’s intimate moments was shot in the early months of 2020, according to director Liz Garbas, who declined to answer questions about the Sussexes’ control over the show.
Megxit was not done for ‘privacy’ reasons the Sussexes now state in their acclaimed Netflix documentary.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry deny they stepped down from royal duties and moved to the US to seek a more private life, as revealed in their documentary depicting the most intimate moments of their relationship and marriage, but insist they want to “say their side of the story.”
While the backlash for the couple’s documentary, which includes footage from 15 hours of footage they shot while planning Megxit, has not stopped, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared dozens of new photos, as well as shots, of themselves and their children Archie and Lilybet in their home, photos of their first dates, and even footage of Harry proposing to her, which Meghan apparently “live streamed” to her friends.
The 15 hours of video footage featuring intimate moments of the “depressed” couple has been filmed in the early months of 2020, according to director Liz Garbas, who avoided answering questions about the Sussexes’ control over the show, calling the series a “collaboration”.
Royal family experts claimed their decision to step down from their royal duties was a sign that they wanted to live more privately. Harry himself has said he hopes Megxit will lead him and his family “to a quieter life” and the couple have resorted to the British courts to protect their private sphere.
But their spokeswoman Ashley Hansen dismissed the notion that Megxit was really about the Sussexes’ private lives, telling the New York Times: “Their statement announcing their decision to step down makes no mention of privacy and reiterates their desire to continue their public roles and duties.
”(…) They choose to share their story, on their terms, and yet the tabloid media has created a completely untrue narrative that permeates press coverage and public opinion. The facts are right in front of them.”
The new Netflix series raises questions about that with exactly when Meghan and Harry they started planning to make a documentary.
“Nobody knows the full truth. We know the full truth, the (s.s. royal) institution knows the full truth, the media knows the full truth because they have dealt with it. And I think anyone else in my situation would do the same thing,” Harry argues.
Later, the Duke of Sussex says a friend told them they should document this particular period of their lives.
“A friend of ours actually suggested we make a documentary about ourselves during this time period. With all the misinformation out there, especially about us and the departure, it seemed like a very reasonable idea.”
Then, in the interview footage, Megan says, “We’ve realized that we protect our children as best we can and also understand the role they play in this really historic family.”
Later, Megan wonders, “For the last six years of my life, books have been written about our history by people I don’t know. Doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us?”
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