Netflix director reignites royal feud as she claims family tried to discredit doc

The director ofthe Duke andDuchess of Sussex ’s docuseries has reignited a row over whether or not Buckingham Palace was contacted before the release of Netflix six-partHarry & Meghan documentary.

WhilePalace sources initially claimed that the royals weren’t given a right of reply, a Netflix source later insisted thatthey had been contacted and had been given time to reply ahead of the show’s release in December.

And now, complicating the matter further, director Liz Garbus has alleged that Buckingham Palace attempted to “discredit” the show by claiming that Netflix did not contact the royal family for comment.

“Buckingham Palace said that we didn’t reach out for comment [on the docuseries] when we did,” she toldVanity Fair in a new interview.

“They did that to discredit us… and by discrediting us, they can discredit the content of the show… We lived through some of those moments that were a little bit like Alice Through The Looking Glass.”

Liz’s comments come after much debate about whether the royals were given the chance to reply to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s documentary.

As part of the release of the docuseries, the Netflix show included a statement written on a black background that read: “Members of the royal family decline to comment on the content within this series.”

However, hours after the release Palace sources claimed that they hadn’t been asked for a comment before a Netflix source alleged that they had been.

Meanwhile, it was also revealed that Kensington Palace had received an email purporting to be from a third-party production company from an unknown organisation’s address. Their attempts to verify the authenticity with Archewell Productions and Netflix were reportedly met with silence.

“In the absence of this verification, we were unable to provide any response. The substance of the email we received also did not address the entire series,” a source told the Press Association.

OK! has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.

Following the release of Harry & Meghan last month royal expertKatie Nicholl claimed that Prince William would have been left “very hurt and very angry” by the couple.

Speaking exclusively to OK!, she said: “I know from sources close to the Prince of Wales that he is absolutely apoplectic about what Harry has done and feels deeply betrayed, very hurt and very angry.”

She continued: “The greatest irony in all this is Harry is attacking the media and yet he is using the media to attack his brother specifically and his family.”

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