Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Used Fake Paparazzi Photos in Their Docuseries Trailer? Sussex Representative Calls It Standard Practice

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been getting all sorts of criticisms following the release of the trailers for their Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan. Most recently, some eagle-eyed netizens noticed that the clips featured fake paparazzi photos that weren't snapped with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as their subject.

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's Docuseries Featured Fake Paparazzi Photos?

According to Now to Love, some netizens questioned the credibility of the Harry & Meghan trailer after they noticed two paparazzi shots that were taken on different occasions. One was reportedly sourced from Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

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But representatives for Prince Harry and Markle defended the move by saying that the couple didn't have any control over what photos will be used in the trailer. They also said that using other snaps to tell a story is standard practice.

"You use stock images to tell a story. It's not meant to be literal in a trailer," the rep said.

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Royal Family Bracing Themselves For Harry & Meghan, Royal Author Claims

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According to reports, the royal family is already bracing themselves for the upcoming release of Harry & Meghan. The first volume will be available on Netflix on Dec. 8, and the second volume will be released on Dec. 15.

"The royals are said to be bracing themselves for a barrage of criticism — and possibly further allegations of racism — in both the TV series and Harry's book. Friends say there has been a complete breakdown of trust between the brothers. William cannot forgive Harry for the racism allegations he and Meghan made to Oprah Winfrey in their bombshell interview It is not something they are looking forward to, but the king is relatively sanguine about it. Meghan and Harry can say what they want, and it appears they are determined to do so but it will not bring the monarchy down…," royal author Katie Nicholl said (via Hindustan Times).

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Could Receive More Support Following The Release Of Harry & Meghan?

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But another source also claimed that it is possible for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to receive more support following the release of the trailers. After all, it gave audiences a different perspective with regard to the struggles that the couple faced as working royals and members of the royal family.

"A lot of people are either pro-Sussex or pro-William and Kate, but there's a belief that this documentary will bring people onside with Harry and Meghan. The big question is that, whatever the revelations are, who will people side with after seeing the show? It has that feeling like the public will have to choose. Whatever comes out, some people will think that Harry is betraying his family and that it's unforgivable. But if what finally airs is as seismic as we're led to believe then it may be good for the Sussexes," the source said (via Marca).

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