Meghan Markle claims the Royal Family was giving out negative stories about her to the press to distract from other coverage about the Firm, in a new trailer ahead of the release of the second volume of the Netflix documentary series. The last three episodes of the production are set to be released tomorrow, Thursday, December 13. It comes after reports that Prince Harry will appear in an interview special on the US TV channel CBS to speak about his life.
In the 1.05-minute trailer, Jenny Afia, a partner from the Schillings Law Firm appears saying: “There was a real kind of war against Meghan and I’ve certainly seen evidence that there was negative briefing from the Palace against Harry and Meghan to suit other people’s agendas.
“Meg became this scapegoat for the Palace and so they would feed stories on her, whether they were true or not to avoid other less favourable stories being printed.”
Then, Meghan Markle adds: “You would see it play out. A story about someone in the family would pop up for a minute and they’d go ‘we gotta make that go away’.
“But there’s real estate on a website homepage there is real estate there on a newspaper front cover and something has to be filled in there about someone royal.”
And Jenny continues: “This barrage of negative articles about the breakdown of the relationship with her father was the final straw in a campaign of negative, nasty coverage about her.”
The trailer, released at 1:17pm today, has already attracted thousands of reactions on Twitter.