The Netflix program on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has not finished annoying.
Even before its broadcast (scheduled for December 8), the documentary
Harry & Meghan,
directed by Liz Garbus, has drawn the wrath of Internet users due to misappropriation of images which appeared in the two trailers released on the 1st and December 5.
1/ A photo of a
Harry Potter premiere
Above: Emma Watson poses on the red carpet during the premiere of the latest
film in Trafalgar Square.
(London, July 7, 2011.);
Bottom: A crowd of paparazzi vie for the best red carpet photo of the
actors , at the same location, on the same day.
bottom: Netflix screenshot
The first little lie concerns the first version of the trailer.
A paparazzi image, allegedly photographing the couple, was revealed to have been taken at the premiere of the latest installment of
's adventures , in July 2011 in London.
That's five years before Archie and Lilibet's parents met.
This new revelation was made by
on December 4, a tabloid of which one of the photographers appears on the picture.
These paparazzi therefore do not have the Sussex couple in their sights – far from it.
All were directed towards the same target: the actors of the
Moreover, this photo of a crowd of photographers is the first image appearing on the site of the British image bank Alamy when one does a search for "paparazzi".
As the image is on screen, Prince William's brother says: "I had to do everything I could to protect my family."
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Ingrid Seward, author specializing in the royal family, gave her opinion to The
: “I don't think Harry realized this, but Netflix has been negligent because it weakens Harry's commentary on protecting his family. .
This fake photo weakens his point.
2/ Harry on the arm of... his ex-girlfriend
That's not all: at least a second image diverted from its context would have found its way into the documentary
Harry & Meghan
Body language specialist Jesús Enrique Rosas noted that a cropped photo of Prince Harry trying to fend off paparazzi is not from "Meghan time".
On the whole photo, it is indeed his ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, with whom he was in a relationship from 2004 to 2011, who is at his side.
"Can't they find their own pictures of paparazzi chasing them?" asked one Twitter user.
Others lamented the "desperation" of the Sussexes, forced to rely on manipulating old clichés in this way.
In video, the first trailer of the Netflix documentary
Harry & Meghan
3/ Journalists waiting... A reality TV personality
In the second trailer, more substantial than the first, three extracts are diverted from their context, analyzed the
in an article of December 5.
As the Duke of Sussex says (making a clear allusion to his mother's tragic fate): 'I was terrified.
I didn't want history to repeat itself”, it is, in fact, a photo of journalists waiting for model Katie Price which is shown on the screen.
4/ An authorized photo passing as a stolen photo
Top: Meghan Markle hugs Archie Mountbatten-Windsor while speaking to Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
(In Cape Town, September 25, 2019);
Bottom: The Sussex couple in the courtyard of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Foundation, same location, same day.
Top: Getty Images;
bottom: Netflix screenshot
In a 'bird's eye view' photo, the couple suggest they are being photographed against their will as witnesses told The
the photographer did indeed have official access to the event.
The image comes from a visit to the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town in 2019.
5/ It's not the couple who are being stalked by the paparazzi
It's not the Sussex couple that the photographers are chasing.
They actually rush to ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's car as he drives to jail.
(New York, May 2019) Netflix Screenshot
Just before the shot where Meghan Markle appears in tears, a quick sequence shows photographers chasing a car.
The passenger ?
Donald Trump's ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, reveals the same British tabloid.
In this photo taken in May 2019, the latter is transferred to a federal prison, where he was sentenced to serve a three-year sentence for bribes.
"Declaration of war"
Even before these revelations of hijacked photos, public opinion did not look favorably on this documentary made as part of an agreement at 88 million pounds (102 million euros) between the Sussexes and the platform.
Starting with a detail that is not one: the first trailer was released on the second day of the official visit of Prince William and Kate Middleton to the United States;
some saw it as an attempt to overshadow the Cambridges.
Others reproach them more generally for overwhelming the royal family, or even, anticipating the revelations that the couple will make, of "declaring war" on the British Crown.
The hour of “truth” will strike on December 8.