London: The Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex will go head-to-head in the Sussexes’ forthcoming Netflix documentary amid claims they were treated differently by the palace and press, insiders fear.
The Princess and Duchess, who shared a working team at Kensington Palace, are expected to be shown in contrast in the documentary to illustrate the Duke of Sussex and his wife’s claim that they had no choice but to leave royal life . The media’s treatment of the royal sisters-in-law will be scrutinized, along with allegations of the perceived lack of protection the Sussexes felt due to negative coverage.
Sources said the six-part program, which is called Harry & Meghan and will be released on Netflix this week, will help audiences understand why “leaving was their only choice”.
Members of the royal family and their aides would find the prospect of the documentary “very exhausting”. A royal source said: “Here we go again.”
Allies of the Sussexes previously stressed that there would be no major bombshells aimed at the family in the documentary, which is not meant to point the finger.
But the release of a short trailer has renewed fears that the royal family will find themselves in the firing line.
The only photo of family members was an unflattering photo of an icy-faced Princess of Wales, then the Duchess of Cambridge, taken during the 2019 Commonwealth Day Service.
The Telegraph, London understands that the filmmakers have examined the coverage of the princess and the duchess, aiming to show a different treatment.