Prince Harry + Duchess Meghan: The director of the Sussex documentary makes serious accusations against the palace

Prince Harry + Duchess Meghan
Director claims that Palast wanted to discredit Netflix documentary

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan in their Netflix documentary “Harry & Megan”

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Liz Garbus, director of the “Harry & Megan”-Doku, in an interview, challenges claims that Buckingham Palace was not asked for comment.

There are a few words that could be seen in the first few seconds of Prince Harry’s, 38, and Duchess Meghan, 41, explosive Netflix documentary – and then caused a lot of discussion. “Members of the Royal Family declined to comment on the content of the series”one saw at the beginning of “Harry & Megan” displayed. A few hours after the publication, the British news agency PA reported, citing royal circles, that the palace had not been asked for a statement.

Liz Garbus, 52, the Oscar-winning director of the documentary, denies this allegation in an interview with the US edition of “Vanity Fair” now back and speaks of “alleged mind games”.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan: documentary director Liz Garbus talks about differences with the royals

Not only the content of the Netflix documentary – which documented the romance of the Sussexes, their war with the press, the difficulties with the royal family and their exit – has been highly explosive. The work on the documentary and the consequences have already caused a stir. The Sussexes’ first choice, director Garrett Bradley, 37, is said to be due “awkward moments” left the project in advance, according to the US celebrity portal “Page Six” from production circles.

Liz Garbus

Liz Garbus

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But Liz Garbus also had differences with Meghan and Harry, speaks in “Vanity Fair”-Interview by “different goals”the “both parties” should have pursued. According to Garbus, Harry and Meghan should “Documentary as their love story” have viewed. She, on the other hand, absolutely wanted these private details with her “connect larger historical themes”.

Garbus denies Palace allegations: “Alleged mind games”

In retrospect, the US film producer also describes the documentary filming as an at times surreal exercise in “alleged palace mind games”as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had reported to her.

“Buckingham Palace, for example, has claimed that we [für die Doku-Serie] would not have asked for a comment, although we did”Liz Garbus clarifies and thus denies the previously made accusations to the contrary. “You did this to discredit us. And by discrediting us, they can discredit the content of the show”the director explains further and says that her team “witnessed some of these moments” have.

Sources used: vanityfair.com, pa.media, pagesix.com

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