The much-buzzed-about-but-never-confirmed-by-Netflix Meghan Markle and Prince Harry docuseries has now been confirmed by Netflix. The streamer released the first teaser for the project this morning, sharing it would be coming soon. “Harry & Meghan. A Netflix Global Event. Coming soon, only on Netflix,” read the caption.
At the end of November, Page Six reported that it’s being released imminently—next week on December 8, to be exact.
Meghan and Harry appear in the teaser, along with never-before-seen personal photos from their relationship, and go straight to the royal drama and tabloid scrutiny that plagued them during their time as senior royal family members. The two were asked why they wanted the make the documentary.
“No one sees what’s happening behind closed doors. I had to do everything I could to protect my family,” Harry answers.
“When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us?” Meghan adds.
“The piece of my life I haven’t been able to share, that people haven’t been able to see, is our love story,” Meghan told the outlet. She then quoted from the end of her wedding speech, where she said she took comfort in the “resounding knowing that, above all, love wins. I hope that is the sentiment that people feel when they see any of the content or the projects that we are working on.”
To Variety, she expanded a bit, explaining they had to trust someone else, specifically director Liz Garbus, to tell their story.
“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. But that’s not why we’re telling it,” Meghan said. “We’re trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens.”
“It’s interesting,” she continued.” My husband has never worked in this industry before. 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.”
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Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.