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Harry & Meghan Director Liz Garbus Claims Royal Family Tried to Discredit the Netflix Docuseries: ‘Little Bit Like Alice Through the Looking Glass’

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Harry & Meghan was Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s highly-anticipated Netflix docuseries that was released last year. The two-part project featured the couple talking about their relationship, as well as their decision to quit The Firm in 2020. At the start of the docuseries, there was a disclaimer saying that the royal family declined to comment on the contents of the documentary.

However, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace claimed that the royal family was not asked to comment on Harry & Meghan before the six-episode series was released in December.

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Harry & Meghan Director Liz Garbus Reached Out To Buckingham Palace For Comment Ahead Of Docuseries Release?

Now, Harry & Meghan director Liz Garbus is breaking her silence on what really transpired before the documentary aired. She told Vanity Fair that the royal family tried to discredit the project.

“Buckingham Palace said that we didn’t reach out for comment [about Harry & Meghan] when we did. They did that to discredit us … and by discrediting us, they can discredit the content of the show. We lived through some of those moments that were a little bit like Alice Through the Looking Glass,” she said.

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Liz Garbus Defends Prince Harry And Meghan Markle From Critics

During the interview, Garbus revealed that she was aware that Harry & Meghan would be her most highly-anticipated project yet. After all, there’s so much interest in Prince Harry and Markle.

“Obviously, I knew walking in there was going to be extraordinary interest. Just being aware of the microscope of the film was a challenge. It was exciting that people stuck with it, even with the sort of critical perspective I tried to bring to the story,” she said.

The director also defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from critics who are slamming them for trying to share their own version of events.

“People are very happy to read everything about Harry and Meghan when it’s somebody else writing about them. But when Harry and Meghan want to tell their story in their own words, it suddenly becomes an issue. People are not forced to watch a documentary. It’s not going to be required in school. It is your choice what you binge on and what you don’t binge. There have been more documentaries and books written about Harry and Meghan than Harry Meghan has produced themselves. So, I think it’s an interesting kind of pearl-clutching that doesn’t quite add up with the public’s appetite for reading stuff about them from other people,” she said.

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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Dug Themselves A Deeper Grave After Harry & Meghan?

Following the release of Harry & Meghan, a source told Us Weekly that there was general consensus among The Firm that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were just digging themselves a deeper grave because of their constant attacks against the royal family.

However, no one from the royal family has responded to the Netflix docuseries directly.

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