It’s Meghan Markle and Prince Harry like you’ve never seen them before.
On Thursday, Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming documentary on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Titled Harry & Meghan, the docuseries will shed light on the highs and lows of the couple’s love story.The intimate first look at the documentary includes personal photos from the couple’s life together, including at their wedding reception, on a trip to Africa and during Meghan’s pregnancy. In addition to moments of joy, they also show the difficulties they faced in the royal spotlight. Meghan is seen wiping away tears and the couple is shown during a tense moment at the 2020 Commonwealth Day ceremony — their last event alongside the royal family before they stepped back from their senior royal positions.
They also shed light on why they decided to share their story for the first time.
“Why did you want to make this documentary?” the couple is asked in the promo.
“No one sees what’s happening behind closed doors,” Harry says. “I had to do everything I could to protect my family.”
Meghan then says, “When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us?”
The project comes from Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus, whose previous celebrity-focused features include Love, Marilyn, What Happened, Miss Simone? and Becoming Cousteau.
Meghan, 41, and Harry, 38, first signed a multi-year deal with Netflix in September 2020. At the time, The New York Times reported that the Sussex’s production hub, later christened Archewell Productions, would exclusively create documentaries, docuseries, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming for the popular platform.
Meghan briefly spoke about what audiences can expect to see in the docuseries in an October interview with Variety.
“It’s nice to be able to trust someone with our story — a seasoned director whose work I’ve long admired — even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it,” the Archetypes host said of working with Garbus. “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.”
“It’s interesting. My husband has never worked in this industry before,” she continued, referencing the entertainment business. “For me, having worked on Suits, it’s so amazing to be around so much creative energy and to see how people work together and share their own points of view. That’s been really fun.” (People)