Netflix bosses are ‘furious’ with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after their documentary trailers contained ‘fake’ footage of photographers taking pictures of people and events that had nothing to do with them.
Since their release, it has been proved that the documentary trailers featured several ‘fake’ images, including a picture of photographers taking photos at a Harry Potter movie premiere in London.
According to the BirminghamLive, a insider said: “Netflix chiefs expected the couple to flag any problems. Now the feel of ‘fakery’ has swirled around the show before it’s aired.”
They continued: “The feeling is that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would have been more aware than anyone what footage was real and what could be highlighted as misleading.
“Netflix chiefs were unaware just how much of the imagery that was put in the trailers was dubious and expected the couple to scrutinise them and flag anything that could cause problems.
“And it comes just as they recover from claims they exaggerated and fabricated royal stories in the past five series of their big royal drama, The Crown.”
One of the clips shown in the trailer appears to be members of the press waiting for TV star Katie Price to arrive outside Crawley Magistrates Court.
Another part of the trailer shows photographers huddling around a car as Meghan says, referring to the royal household, “I realised they are never going to protect you”.
Rather than depicting the royal couple being hounded, the clip seems to be of Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen being photographed.
One of the images used shows also photographer on a balcony taking a picture of the couple walking with their son Archie down below. However, this picture appears to actually be of an accredited photographer during a royal rota event from when Harry and Meghan were in Cape Town.
The first three episodes of the documentary released on Thursday, December 8. It’s a six-part Netflix series, meaning the last three episodes will drop on Thursday, December 15