Harry and Meghans doc air date revealed and it clashes with William and Kates tour

Prince Harry andMeghan Markle’s long-awaitedNetflix documentary finally has an exact release date, according to sources in the US.

The hotly-anticipated docuseries is set to land on the streaming platform on 8 December, it has been reported.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly tried to push back the screening of the fly-on-the-wall documentary to 2023 – despite Netflix paying a rumoured £88m to show it.

The couple were said to have wanted to make edits to the show following theQueen’s death in September.

It was also reported that Netflix bosses were “rattled” following the backlash against season five of royal drama The Crown over its lack of historical accuracy – sohad considered delaying the Sussexes documentary.

But, according toPage Six, the series – which gives an insight into the couples’ “love story” – will be aired on 8 December – which is around the same timePrince William andPrincess Kate visit the US on tour.

The Prince and Princess of Wales are set to be in Boston for the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony, which will take place on 2 December to honour the winners’ contributions to environmentalism.

It was also reported how sources said the Sussexes’ show was set to be called Chapters – but Harry, 38, and Meghan,41, are believed to have changed their mind about the name.

The new title has not yet been announced.

It has previously been reported that theSussexes fell out with the original director of the show – prompting her to leave the project.

It is understood their first pick to direct the documentary was Garrett Bradley, the filmmaker best known for her work on the critically acclaimed series about Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka.

However, it was said Harry and Meghan fell out with the 37 year old director over her vision of the project so she left and was replaced by Liz Garbus, the film-maker whose work includes films on iconic singer-songwriter Nina Simone.

A source toldPage Six: “Garrett wanted Harry and Meghan to film at home and they were not comfortable doing that.

“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.”

Harry and Megan have also been described as being atloggerheads with Netflix over the series – with rumours that bosses have refused their requests to "tone down" some of its content. Sources claimed the Sussexes had had"second thoughts" about the show following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, amid concerns that viewers would take a dim view of any “truth bombs” that could come out while the Royal Family was in mourning.

The series has been in production for almost a year – with camera crews following the couple as they went about their lives.

It covers events including their trip to the Netherlands for Harry’s Invictus Games in April and a visit to New York last year.


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