Less than 24 hours ago Netflix released the first set of episodes of Harry & Meghan’s docuseries and it immediately became a treading topic on Twitter.
There’s been so much speculation about the contents of the show and if it would be a blatant attack on The Royal Family and the establishment behind it. A big part of it is a group of senior staff members advising the family and who make public statements on their behalf. And according to some, really run the show that is the British Royal Family.
What no one was expecting though, was a different kind of drama that ensued. The he-said/she-said public comment dance on whether the Royal Family was given an opportunity to comment on the contents of Harry &Meghan’s Netflix documentary.
So while people assumed the post-release fight would be between the British Royal Family and Harry & Meghan another heavyweight entered this specific argument. The global brand and business behemoth that is Netflix.
So what exactly happened? Here’s 10 Tweets that help explain how Harry & Meghan’s Netflix docuseries is breaking right open the typical public comment of the Royal Family. With Netflix in the mix can Buckingham Palace’s now infamous response “recollections may differ” stand?
A Small, but Powerful On-Screen Note
In the released episodes, a small note appeared across the screen to inform viewers.
“Members of the Royal Family declined to comment on the content within this series”#HarryandMeghanNetflix— Omid Scobie (@scobie) December 8, 2022
But Kensington Palace Said Otherwise
A royal source says that neither Buckingham Palace nor Kensington Palace (nor any member of the Royal Family) were approached for comment on the content of the series.— Omid Scobie (@scobie) December 8, 2022
But Then They Changed Their Story
UPDATE: A source says Kensington Palace did receive a comment request, but from a third-party production company (via a different, unknown organisation’s email address). They contacted Archewell Productions and Netflix to try and verify but received no response.— Omid Scobie (@scobie) December 8, 2022
Enter Netflix to Set The Record Straight
Netflix have entered the chat. A source at the streamer says that household offices for both the Prince and Princess of Wales, and King Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort were contacted and given sufficient time to respond.— Omid Scobie (@scobie) December 8, 2022
Netflix Had to CYA, Right?
Of course Netflix made sure there was contact made regarding request to comment. Not to do so would be extremely risky. Netflix has lawyers! Putting out such nonsensical stories only feeds the strange haters in UK who want to see this couple be attacked.— Sylvia R 🌊🌊🌊🏹 (@AthenaSR) December 8, 2022
I am sure Netflix have plenty of receipts with the date on it🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/2J8C5sFFP2— Az (@Az79923807) December 8, 2022
So The Royal Family’s First Response Was a Lie?
The way they lie, its like their first instinct is to lie. In this day and age when receipts are everywhere. These people are antiquated.— R M (@MrufineStacy) December 8, 2022
Netflix is Being Seen as Trusted Source on This One
I find it easier to believe what Netflix says.— BBB (@BarbaraBotteri1) December 8, 2022
Netflix said pic.twitter.com/TWmD7mmXNB— Anna (@Anna__with_an_A) December 8, 2022
Netflix isn’t going to play with this 👏🏽 the palace offices need to get their stories right.— Nicki Says What 🜃🦄 (@NicolettteC) December 8, 2022
What do you think? Are you watching Harry & Meghan’s Netflix docuseries?
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