Meghan Markle has launched a scathing attack on the royals in the latest trailer for the second volume of the six-part Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan. The Duchess of Sussex made the brutal claim stories were planted about her to take the negative spotlight off others in the royal family.
British privacy lawyer Jenny Afia claimed in the trailer there was a "war against Meghan".
"I've certainly seen evidence that there was negative briefing from the palace against Harry and Meghan to suit other people's agendas," she said in the trailer.
Meghan's friend Lucy Fraser also suggested in the bombshell trailer Meghan was a "scapegoat" for the palace.
"They would feed stories on her whether they were true or not to avoid other less favourable stories being printed," she said.
Meghan launched her own attack, suggesting she was used to take the heat off other royal family members being portrayed in a negative light in the media.
"You would just see it play out," she said.
"A story about someone in the family would pop up for a minute, and they'd go, 'We've got to make that go away'.
"There's real estate on a website homepage, there's real estate there on a newspaper front cover and something has to be filled in there about someone royal."
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Ms Afria added in the 65-second trailer the negative media coverage about Meghan's relationship with her father Thomas Markle was the "final straw".
"This barrage of negative articles about the breakdown of her relationship with her father was the final straw in a campaign of negative, nasty coverage about her," she said.
Harry and Meghan’s press secretary speaks out
The latest teaser comes shortly after Harry and Meghan’s spokesperson shared a statement in response to the backlash the couple have received from the series.
Viewers have been questioning why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have revealed so much about their private life on such a global platform, as it has been suggested they wanted ‘privacy’ after stepping back from royal duties.
However, the pair’s global press secretary Ashley Hansen has since hit out at the ‘narrative’ surrounding the couple and said that privacy was never mentioned in their initial statement.
“Their statement announcing their decision to step back mentions nothing of privacy and reiterates their desire to continue their roles and public duties,” she said. “Any suggestion otherwise speaks to a key point of this series.
“They are choosing to share their story, on their terms, and yet the tabloid media has created an entirely untrue narrative that permeates press coverage and public opinion. The facts are right in front of them.”
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