Bare-faced Meghan Markle appears in tears with hair in towel within moments of bombshell documentary
The Duchess of Sussex appeared bare-faced and with her hair wrapped in a towel within moments of her Netflix documentary series.
Meghan Markle, 41, reflected on her decision to step back from royal duties in a clip filmed in Canada, with the Duchess shown in a low-key denim shirt and jeans.
It was a far cry from the usual ultra-glamorous Meghan, who is known for her love of designer brands and highly personal jewellery, which the public may be used to seeing.
The couple had been reported to have tried to push it back to 2023 despite the streaming giant paying them a rumoured $100million (£88million) for the fly-on-the-wall series.
In the clip, Meghan breaks down in tears as she says: ‘I just really want to get to the other side of all this. I don’t really know what to say anymore.
‘Unfortunate in not standing for something. They are destroying us.’
There have been mixed reports, with the royals reportedly ‘at odds’ with the production staff on their Netflix docuseries because the ‘panicked’ couple want to make ‘such extensive edits’ that the team believe the project could be ‘shelved indefinitely’.
King Charles and Prince William are poised to issue a ‘swift and robust’ response to any unjust claims in Harry and Meghan’s series – but William and his wife Kate are not likely to watch it themselves, sources have said.
Senior royals are said to be bracing for the worst and will be prepared to address any unfounded accusations as the new series dropped on the streaming service at 8am.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have already made a number of claims in two trailers released by Netflix in recent days, saying they had no protection from the Palace and accused aides of actively leaking and ‘planting’ stories against them as part of a ‘dirty game’.
But the Royal Family believe the series will actually by slim on new revelations.
A source told The Mirror: ‘There’s a real feeling in the camp that Harry and Meghan are making a lot of noise and there isn’t much more to say.
‘But preparations are being made for all outcomes, especially if there are unjust accusations being made.’
Members of the Sussexes’ now defunct household are also said to be ‘seething with rage’ over trailers for the six-part documentary.
Officials from both Buckingham and Kensington Palace will watch the first three episodes of the series this morning.
But it is understood that the Prince and Princess of Wales will refuse to watch the first three episodes of the documentary.
An insider also told The Sun that the royals are reluctant to engage in a tit-for-tat battle over the series.
They said: ‘If there are parts which are blatantly wrong, then it is only right that they are corrected.
‘The trailers already have some glaring errors and misrepresentations, which doesn’t bode well for the full series. But the plan is to keep schtum and carry on.”