‘They were happy to lie to protect my brother,’ says Prince Harry – The Guardian

Duke of Sussex makes the claims in new trailer for Harry and Meghan Netflix docuseries
An intriguing claim involving the Prince of Wales by his brother features in the latest trailer for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Netflix documentary.
In a 90-second teaser released on Monday, Harry says: “They were happy to lie to protect my brother,” before adding: “They were never willing to tell the truth to protect us.”
The identity of the “they” to which Harry is referring in his claims about Prince William is not immediately clear, though speculation will be that his comments relate to senior members of the royal family and their aides.
Harry also says “to see this institutional gaslighting” as footage is shown of newspaper presses rolling.
Meghan tells the camera: “I wasn’t being thrown to the wolves. I was being fed to the wolves.”
The comments are from volume 2 of Harry and Meghan, the docuseries’ final three episodes that will be released by Netflix on Thursday 15 December.
Clips of the couple’s wedding are played in the trailer alongside news footage and newspaper headlines about the pair. Images of a man with his face blurred, a plane flying, Harry filming a video on his phone and newspapers being made also appear on screen. Meghan says: “It gave us a chance to create that home we always wanted.”
The couple have been criticised over the series for apparently attacking British institutions as they discussed their experiences, including racism.
In the trailer, Harry asks: “I wonder what would have happened to us if we hadn’t got out when we did?” Meghan adds: “Our security was being pulled, everyone in the world knew where we were.”
The trailer, which also features photographs and video footage of the couple at home in California, and with their children, ends with Harry saying: ”I have always felt as though this was a fight worth fighting for.”
With Buckingham Palace largely spared during the first three episodes, the trailers for the final three episodes hint at an attack on the family – famously called The Firm by Diana, the late Princess of Wales, who adopted a nickname reputedly first coined by George VI.
Sign up to First Edition
Archie Bland and Nimo Omer take you through the top stories and what they mean, free every weekday morning
In a previously released one-minute clip, Meghan says on camera: “This is when a family and a family business are in direct conflict.”
While Harry did accuse his family of unconscious racial bias, and of failing to protect Meghan from racially charged reporting, the couple have so far focused on the early days of their relationship, and directed their ire at the media, with Meghan claiming that the media were intent on destroying her.
It is expected that the final episodes will cover the couple’s departure from the UK.
This article was amended on 13 December 2022 to clarify that the royal family nickname The Firm, although adopted by Diana, Princess of Wales, was reputedly first used by George VI.


Leave a Comment