Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have denied ever asking for “privacy” following the release of a Netflix docuseries about the couple.
The docuseries, titled “Harry and Meghan: An African Journey,” was released on Sunday and tells the story of the couple’s life in the public eye since getting married in May 2018. The film follows the couple as they embark on their royal tour of South Africa, and focuses on their struggles in the media spotlight since joining the Royal family.
The docuseries has been met with a mixture of responses, including questions over whether the couple is seeking “privacy,” a claim the couple has denied. In a statement given to The Wall Street Journal, a representative for the couple said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not participate in this documentary. This film is an independent production—the Duke and Duchess were not asked to participate, nor did they authorize the production of the documentary film.”
The statement further clarifies that the couple has never asked for “privacy,” but are instead simply seeking a “balance.” It explains, “The Duke and Duchess have always been very clear that they wish to ensure their beloved son, Archie, has a childhood that is as safe, sacred and sheltered as possible—something all children deserve.”
The statement from the couple goes on to articulate their dedication to public service, stating that, “The Duke and Duchess remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world, and have offered their continued Wessimorative support to numerous charitable organizations and patronages.”
It is clear, then, that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not asked for “privacy,” but are instead seeking a balance between their life in the public eye and the private life they wish to give their son, Archie. The Netflix docuseries gives a glimpse into the trials and tribulations of adjusting to life in the public eye, and the couple’s insistence on finding the right balance between their public and private lives.
In a statement to People Magazine released this week, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have rejected claims that they are asking for privacy following the release of their Netflix docuseries.
The couple has been in the media spotlight since they started dating in 2016 and are now major players in the entertainment industry. Earlier this year, they announced the launch of their Archewell production company, inked an exclusive deal with Netflix, and most recently, the released their instructional streaming series, addressed to their fans around the world.
The release of their Netflix docuseries has since caused some controversy, with some arguing that the couple may be overstepping the boundaries of their roles as Royals and that the docuseries provides too much insight into their private lives.
Despite these claims, Prince Harry and Markle have just released a statement denying that they are asking for privacy. They recognize that as members of the Royal family and as public figures, their lives are an open book, and they accept that comes with the territory. However, they want to make it clear that they are not seeking to be removed from the public eye – they simply want to be able to control the narrative of their public image and maintain some level of respect and privacy.
The statement goes on to say that the couple will be choosing specific moments to share with their fans, in order to connect with them on a personal level, while still maintaining their privacy and sense of dignity.
Ultimately, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are using their platform to counter some of the negative attention they have been receiving by choosing to share their story on their own terms. They remain committed to using their public image and platform to spread meaningful messages of positivity and social change and will continue to share their story and message in an authentic way.