Neither Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace nor any member of the Royal Family were approached for comment on the content of Prince Harry and Meghan's new Netflix series, it is understood.
It has been suggested that representatives for Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace, as well as the royals themselves, were not offered the opportunity to reply to the raft of accusations lodged against them across the first three episodes of the hotly anticipated series, which landed on screens this morning.
It comes despite the opening of episode one stating in a caption: "Members of the royals family declind to comment on the content within this series."
Prior to that, it explained that the six-parter was "a first-hand account of Harry and Meghan story" and specifies that all the interviews were completed by August 2022 before the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The episode then moves into a montage of the couple where Meghan can be heard saying: "I just really want to get to the other side of all of this."
Harry can then be heard saying: "I think anyone else in my situation would have done exactly the same thing."
The documentary also touches on safety fears, the couple's sacrifices and paparazzi issues, with Harry admitting they had always made him "feel really uncomfortable"
Two teasers dropped earlier this week with powerful images suggesting photographers were hounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at public events – but they were actually shots taken from a Harry Potter premier and of Katie Price arriving at magistrate court.
Netflix bosses are now said to be "furious" that the Meghan & Harry documentary trailers were packed with misleading footage.
A TV insider told The Sun: "Netflix chiefs expected the couple to flag any problems.
"Now the feel of 'fakery' has swirled around the show before it's aired."
Another photo that was manipulated for the benefit of the doc showed Prince Harry fronting up to the press – but it was actually a snap taken from when he was with his former girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, who was cropped out of the picture.
The TV insider added: "The feeling is that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would have been more aware than anyone what footage was real and what could be highlighted as misleading.
"Netflix chiefs were unaware just how much of the imagery that was put in the trailers was dubious and expected the couple to scrutinise them and flag anything that could cause problems."
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