Unseen photos of Harry and Meghan unveiled in trailer for couple's Netflix documentary

ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship reports on how the release of a trailer for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's upcoming Netflix documentary has overshadowed the Prince and Princess of Wales' tour

Never before-seen photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been shared in a trailer for the couple's upcoming Netflix documentary.

At the end of a dramatic teaser for the show, Meghan says: "When the stakes are this high, wouldn't you want to hear our story from us?"

She is seen at one point wiping away tears.

The trailer, released on the second day of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s high-profile trip to the US, shows pictures of the couple sharing private moments.

In the one-minute clip, released on Twitter, Harry says he needed to do everything he could to protect his family.

“No-one sees what’s happening behind closed doors," Harry says after being asked why the couple wanted to make this documentary.

In its description, Netflix describes the film as a “global event” and says it is “coming soon”.

The duke and duchess dramatically stepped down as major royals and moved to California in 2020.

Harry's relationship with his father and brother has seemingly deteriorated further.

The documentary shows never before seen shared moments. Credit: Netflix

The documentary has been described as an “at-home” style show and is airing on Netflix as part of the couple’s deal with the streaming giant.

The six-episode series was described as coming soon but it is reported to be airing on December 8 – exactly three months after the death of Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

Netflix said the show “explores the clandestine days of their early courtship and the challenges that led to them feeling forced to step back from their full-time roles in the institution”.

It features commentary from friends and family, most of whom have never spoken publicly before about what they witnessed according to Netflix, and historians who discuss the state of the British Commonwealth today and the royal family’s relationship with the press.

It adds: “The series does more than illuminate one couple’s love story, it paints a picture of our world and how we treat each other.”

Meghan is seen holding her head in her hands. Credit: Netfix

Meghan has previously spoken about an upcoming docuseries made by Liz Garbus, who the duchess has described as a “seasoned director whose work I’ve long admired.”

“It’s nice to be able to trust someone with our story, even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it,” Meghan said in an interview with Variety in October.

“But that’s not why we’re telling it. We’re trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens.”

The trailer was released as Harry's brother, Prince William and his wife, Princess Catherine arrived in Boston to for the Earthshot Prize awards.

Their visit is at risk of being overshadowed by a race row engulfing the future king’s godmother, Lady Susan Hussey, who repeatedly quizzed a black charity boss on where she “really came from”.

Ngozi Fulani, chief executive of Sistah Space, described the conversation as a “violation” and said the experience at the Queen's Consort’s major engagement on violence against women on Tuesday will “never leave me”.

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