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Meghan backtracks on £88m Netflix doc saying ‘not way she would have told it’

Meghan Markle has spoken out on her and Prince Harry's upcoming Netflix documentary that is set to be released in December, sources have claimed.

The Duchess of Sussex suggested that she may not prefer the direction the documentary is heading in but accepts it's now in the hands of filmmaker Liz Garbus.

She added: "It's nice to be able to trust someone with our story, a seasoned director whose work I've long admired, even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it.

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"But that's not why we're telling it. We're trusting our story to someone else and that means it will go through their lens. It's interesting. My husband has never worked in this industry before.

"For me, having worked on 'Suits,' it's so amazing to be around so much creative energy and to see how people work together and share their own points of view. That's been really fun."

Garbus, a documentarian and filmmaker, was also due to work on the Duchess' series Pearl before it was scrapped by Netflix, and also helmed the last season of 'The Handmaid's Tale'.

The couple's documentary is part of of their reported $100million (£88m) deal with the streaming giant, who are also gearing up for the release of the fifth series of The Crown.

There were rumours that the docu-series was to put on hold until 2023 due to backlash Netflix received over certain plotlines of The Crown.

The makers of the show have been accused of depicting King Charles in a plot where he planned to get rid of the Queen and labelled it a "hurtful" smear against the monarch.

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Despite controversy, one insider did confirm that: "As far as I am aware, the docu-series is still going ahead later this year."

Last month, one Hollywood industry source said that Meghan and Harry faced doubts about the release of the series following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

They said: "A lot of conversations are happening. I hear that Harry and Meghan want the series to be held until next year, they want to stall.

"I wonder if the show could even be dead in the water at this point, do Harry and Meghan just want to shelve this thing?"

The Daily Star has approached the Duchess of Sussex for comment.


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