Kate & William drop THEIR OWN trailer minutes before Harry & Meghan

The great Royal PR battle continues! Now Kate and William drop THEIR OWN trailer just minutes before Harry and Meghan’s Hollywood-style Netflix promo – as Buckingham Palace race row threatens to overshadow Cambridge’s US tour

  • The Prince and Princess of Wales released new Instagram video from US tour 
  • It landed just minutes before Harry and Meghan’s Netflix trailer dropped  
  • Preview for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s series shows private photos
  • The 72-second trailer could overshadow William and Kate’s visit to the States 

The Prince and Princess of Wales released a snazzy new Instagram video from their US tour just minutes before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s trailer for their bombshell Netflix documentary series dropped today. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton shared a short video which showed the royal couple enjoying an NBA game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat at the end of the first day of their visit to the States.

The video shared on their official Instagram account was captioned: ‘Baskets in Boston… Fantastic to celebrate the arrival of #EarthshotBoston2022 in the city and meet members of the community doing amazing things to protect and restore our planet. Last night’s @Celtics #HeroAmongUs, Ollie Perrault, fights for environmental justice, working to get more young people involved in climate action – and all this at 15 years old. Amazing work!’

It was released just seven minutes before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 72-second trailer premiered today.

A post shared by The Prince and Princess of Wales (@princeandprincessofwales)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a number of ultra-personal unseen images in the first trailer for their new Netflix documentary today. In one clip from the documentary, Meghan is seen with her head in her hands apparently weeping 

Meghan cradling her baby bump in one of a series of ultra personal images shared by the couple for their new Netflix documentary 

The preview for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Netflix documentary, titled Harry & Meghan, features personal photos of the couple flashing across the screen. They are heard being asked ‘Why did you want to make this documentary?’ to which Harry replies: ‘No one sees what’s happening behind closed doors.’

He adds: ‘I had to do everything I could to protect my family’ before Meghan is seen appearing to wipe away tears.

She adds: ‘When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us?’

The advert could hardly come at a worst time for William and Kate, who are on the second day of a visit to the US which has been overshadowed by a Buckingham Palace race row.

The one-minute-12-seconds clip opens with a producer asking ‘why do you want to make this documentary?’ before more than a dozen photos flash up of Harry and Meghan sharing time together, along with one image of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Harry’s voice is heard saying, ‘no one sees what goes on behind closed doors’, before viewers are shown the photo of Meghan in distress. ‘I had to do everything I could to protect my family’, the duke adds later.

The trailer finally cuts to his wife, who says: ‘When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make sense to hear our story from us?’

In its description, Netflix describes the film as a ‘global event’ and says it is ‘coming soon’.

The Sussexes have been paid a rumoured $100million (£88million) for the fly-on-the-wall series, which has left the Royal Family braced for more damaging accusations from the couple.

In another image, Meghan is seen sitting next to Harry on a sofa, with the duchess holding both hands up to her face while her glum-looking husband has his head tilted backwards

Other previously unseen images shared by the couple appear to show them in the early stages of their relationship while on holiday

In one previously unseen photograph from their wedding, the Duke and Duchess can be seen dancing together

The Prince of Wales looked like he was enjoying himself as he cheered on the Boston Celtics, with Kate flashing him a smile

The couple had the best seats in the house for the basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat

It comes at an unhelpful time for the Prince and Princess of Wales – whose US tour got off to a tricky start yesterday after a scandal over ‘racist’ comments made by Lady Susan Hussey at an event hosted by Queen Consort Camilla.

The Royal Family will be braced for further negative headlines when the Sussexes’ Netflix show airs next Thursday. 

Harry and Meghan announced their deal with Netflix just six months after setting up home in California in March 2020, saying they wanted to provide ‘hope and inspiration’ by teaming up with the streaming goliath.

The Duke and Duchess said their company, unnamed at the time but now known as Archewell Productions, would make documentaries, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming.

In a statement, the Sussexes said: ‘Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.

‘As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.’

They added that Netflix’s ‘unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.’

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer and co-chief exec, said at the time: ‘We’re incredibly proud they have chosen Netflix as their creative home and are excited about telling stories with them that can help build resilience and increase understanding for audiences everywhere.’

After putting ink to paper on the deal, the Sussexes were said to have welcomed cameras into their luxury Montecito mansion for a reality-type documentary, Page Six reported.

While it’s unclear on exactly how much of their home life the couple were prepared to share, they certainly did let Netflix cameras trail them on public appearances in 2021 and 2022.

William and Kate share a private moment as they walk down the side of the court at the Celtics game on Wednesday

When Harry and Meghan jetted to the Global Citizen Live event in New York in late September 2021, a camera crew accompanied them.

And just over six months later in the Hague, in April this year, the Duke and Duchess were filmed at the Invictus Games, hugging Team United Kingdom competitor Lisa Johnston and meeting competitors and chatting to the crowds.

One of the organisers at the event said the Netflix team arrived in six people carriers with caseloads of equipment.

The film crew were given maroon bibs to help them stand out from the dozens of photographers covering the games and given exclusive access to the couple with behind close door meeting with the athletes.

However, when it came to the Queen’s Jubilee in June – just a few months before the late Monarch died on September 8th, the couple were firmly told they wouldn’t be able to film while attending the celebrations.

Indeed, Meghan and Harry took a low key role in the national event, missing out on key moments on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, which only senior roles were allowed to attend.

Even before its release, the show has made waves on both sides of the Atlantic and it is expected to cause fresh turmoil for the Royal Family. Harry also has his memoirs, named ‘Spare’, on the way.

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