Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Naive Not to Expect Netflix Will Drive Drama? Sussexes Might Feel Duped, Expert Claims

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might find themselves in an inconvenient situation, according to a royal expert.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Might Feel 'Slightly Duped' By Netflix, Expert Claims

The anticipated Netflix docuseries from the royal couple debuted last week. However, according to crisis and reputation management expert Edward Coram-James, there are potential implications for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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According to Coram-James, Prince Harry and Markle are playing safe by not criticizing the members of the royal family. Instead, they were "criticizing the 'institution' of the royal family." However, several experts still feel that they are against the royal family.

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"They notably steer clear (so far) in making too overt an attack on the royal family itself," he said, Express reported. They are "staying within the safe zone of calling them formal and implying that they are living in a cage and out of touch."

However, given the final cut of Harry & Meghan Volume 1, Coram-James sees a "scenario in which they feel slightly duped by elements of the production."

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"I wonder whether Harry and Meghan may indeed watch elements of this and think, 'Wait a second,'" he continued. "'We never said that the royal family is a racist institution, so why are there experts in this series that are equating them to such highly charged words?'"

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Netflix To Show Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's 'Naivety' Is Expected?

While there are speculations that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might feel duped, the expert adds that it would be naive of them not to expect that Netflix would "go there."

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"Of course, it was inevitable that Netflix would go there," he said. "To drive up viewer numbers, they need scandal and explosive allegations. So, this may show a degree of naivety on behalf of the Sussexes, as in some ways it was wholly predictable that Netflix would try to make this link."

As for the Sussexes' reaction to the whole program following its debut, Coram-James felt that they were probably contented with the output because it showed their "clear and unapologetic" criticisms of the media.

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What Did Meghan Markle Say About Their Netflix Docuseries?

According to various reports, there was a falling-out between the Sussexes and the directors of the docuseries. They first hired Garrett Bradley, who helmed the acclaimed "Naomi Osaka" Netflix series about the tennis sensation. However, they couldn't agree, so Bradley quit.

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"Garrett wanted Harry and Meghan to film at home and they were not comfortable doing that," one industry source told Page Six. "There were a few sticky moments between them, and Garrett left the project. Harry and Meghan's own production company captured as much footage as they could before Liz Garbus was hired."

Prince Harry and Markle decided to have Liz Garbus onboard. However, the royal couple still didn't have a smooth relationship with the new director and Netflix bosses.

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Markle seemingly hinted about the issues off-camera in her interview with Variety. She appeared on the magazine cover as one of the honorees of the 2022 class of Variety's Power of Women for her philanthropic and creative works.

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"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," Markle said. "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."

Stay tuned for more news and updates about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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