Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle made a lot of bombshell allegations in "Harry & Meghan." Now, the Netflix docuseries' director Liz Garbus has said that Buckingham Palace tried to "discredit" them by claiming the series' team did not contact the British Royal Family for comment.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, the director claimed that the Buckingham Palace was contacted about the series. But they denied being asked for comment so that they could "discredit the content of the show." She shared that Buckingham Palace said that her team didn't reach out for comment (on the docuseries) when they did. She added that they did that to "discredit us…and by discrediting us, they can discredit the content of the show."

Garbus also revealed that it was her idea to use the series as a platform to discuss racism and colonialism, reported Daily Mail.

The release of the project sparked a war of words over whether the British Royal Family were given the chance to properly respond to the claims made by Harry and Meghan. A source originally said that the family had not been contacted. Then a Netflix source hit back, saying that the communications offices for King Charles and the Prince of Wales were contacted in advance and given the chance to react to Harry and Meghan's "claims within the series."

Kensington Palace responded by saying that they had got an email from a third-party production company, but not Netflix or Archewell. The Prince of Wales' aides then contacted Harry, Meghan and Netflix to verify if it was genuine, but got no reply.

The director's remarks came as it was revealed that Meghan had raised "gentle concerns" about Harry's decision to unveil his memoir, "Spare" and was worried if it was the right thing to do.

Garbus' comments further a row that started when at the beginning of the first episode of the docuseries, the screen went black. One could also read the words, "Members of the Royal Family declined to comment on the content within the series."

After "Harry & Meghan" premiered in December 2022, it had Netflix's biggest documentary debut week in the history of the streaming giant, reported PEOPLE. Netflix had said in a statement that after its debut, the first three episodes of the docuseries logged 81.55 million viewing hours. More than 28 million households were watching at least part of the series.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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