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Harry and Meghan Netflix: Biggest bombshells of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s documentary

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The first three episodes of Harry & Meghan’s TV documentary have aired on Netflix tonight, exposing little known information about the couple’s beginnings.

It comes after a week of headlines over the explosive trailers leading to the premiere, which appeared to promise bombshells about the royal family.

However, the first half has been largely centred around the US-based couple’s relationship, the lead-up to their 2018 wedding, and Meghan’s first introduction to Prince William and Princess Kate, which she described as “surprising”.

Here’s what has been uncovered so far:

Meghan and Harry met on Instagram

In episode one, Meghan and Harry revealed details of how they met – slightly contradicting what the duke has said previously.

In 2017, Harry told the BBC: “It was definitely a set-up — it was a blind date. It was a blind date for sure.”

But in episode one released today, Harry said: “We met on Instagram.

“I was scrolling through my feed and someone who was a friend had this video of the two of them and I thought ‘Who is that?’”

The friend later reached out to Meghan to see if she was interested in meeting the royal, and after inspecting the “beautiful photography and environmental shots” on his Instagram feed, she agreed to a date.

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Meghan was in London to attend Wimbledon and met Harry at a bar – and their romance was almost over before it began, when Harry was very late.

“I didn’t know him,” Meghan said. “So [when he was late] it’s like ‘Oh, is this what he does?’ No. I’m not doing this. Guys who have so much of an ego that you think any girl would sit around and wait half an hour for you, I was just not interested in that.”

But when Harry showed up red-faced, sweaty and clearly mortified at his lateness, Meghan forgave him, and the rest is history.

After spending an hour together, Meghan “told him that I had other plans” and left. But soon after, she was “very forward and American” and invited him to dinner.

This time, she was late, but by then Harry was hooked.

“I wanted to see you again,” Harry said.

Harry’s subtle dig at Kate

In episode one, Harry appeared to reference his sister-in-law, the Princess of Wales, while discussing how his relationship with Meghan differs from what the Royal Family have come to expect.

He said: “I think for so many people in the family, especially men, there can be a temptation or an urge to marry someone who would fit the mould as opposed to somebody who you are perhaps are destined to be with.”

Adorable snaps of Archie and Lilibet

Rare photos of Harry and Meghan’s children and the family’s home life have been also revealed in the Netflix show.

One adorable image show Prince Harry lovingly kissing baby daughter Lilibet on the nose and the newborn seems to sleep peacefully.

More sweet snaps show the baby prince in a high chair with a tiny party hat as Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Meghan’s mum Doria smile broadly.

The show also released never-seen-before footage of youngster cradled in his mother’s arms in a touching moment.

Harry’s warning to Meghan about paparazzi

In the second episode of the highly-anticipated series, Meghan explained that during the early days of their relationship, while she was still based in Toronto and filming Suits, she’d encountered a pack of “9 or 10” paparazzi as she left a florist.

“They were all sort of blocking the cars, going, ‘Hey, how you doing, Meghan?’, and I said ‘Oh, thanks, stay warm guys,’” the Duchess of Sussex recalled.

The next day, she told the filmmakers, she’d gotten a very strict instruction from her new boyfriend.

“I remember (Harry) saying the next day, ‘You can’t talk to them’,” Meghan said.

“And I was like, ‘I’m just trying to be pleasant, I don’t know what to do, I’ve never dealt with this before’, and he said, ‘Yes, but the UK media is saying you love it. You’re smiling. You love it.”

‘Jarring’: First meeting with William and Kate

Also in episode two, Meghan unveiled details of her “surprising” first meeting with Kate.

She said: “Even when Will and Kate came over and I met her for the first time.

“I was in ripped jeans and I was barefoot.

“I’m a hugger I’ve always been a hugger. I didn’t know that could be jarring for a lot of Brits.”

“I guess I started to understand very quickly that the formality out on the outside, carried through on on the inside.

“That there is a forward facing way of being then you close the door and you go phew, great we can relax now.

“But that formality continues on both sides and that was surprising to me.”

‘A bit weird’: Meghan’s first encounter with Queen Elizabeth II

During the second episode, Meghan and Harry also revealed new details about her first meeting with his grandmother, the late Queen, with Harry admitting the situation was a bit “weird”.

“(Meghan) had no idea what it all consisted of, so it was a bit of a shock to the system for her,” he said.

“How do you explain (to people) to bow to your grandma? And that they’ll need to curtsy? Especially to an American – it’s weird.”

Meghan described the “surreal” and unexpected moment she realised she’d be meeting the monarch, and that it had been sprung on her at the last minute by her then-boyfriend.

“We were in the car and we were going to Royal Lodge for lunch and he goes, ‘Oh, my grandmother’s here – she’s going to be there after church’,” she recalled.

“And I remember in the car driving up, he says, ‘you know how to curtsy right?’ And I thought it was a joke.”

Meghan added that afterwards, she’d been praised by Princess Eugenie, her partner Jack Brooksbank, and Sarah Ferguson, who told her that she’d done “great”.

“I didn’t know what I was doing,” she admitted.

2017 engagement interview was ‘rehearsed’

Meghan scoffed at the memory of her and Harry’s 2017 BBC royal engagement interview in episode three of the couple’s Netflix docu-series.

The episode began with a flashback to Meghan and Harry’s memorable first TV appearance, which Meghan called an “orchestrated reality show,” revealing that from their adorable photo shoot to sit down chat, everything about the announcement was “rehearsed.”

From the get-go, Meghan says, they “weren’t allowed” to tell their true story when faced with questions about their relationship.

Multiple reports suggest Harry and Meghan have been at odds with Netflix bosses in attempts to delay the show, following a chaotic period for the royal family, including the Queen’s death in September.

The couple are understood to have wanted to push the controversial TV series back to 2023 amid backlash over the new series of The Crown, which is chronicling the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage.

It’s already copped controversy for the use of “fake” and “misleading” photos which have been exposed in detail, including one paparazzi picture taken from the Harry Potter premiere in 2011.

The next and final three episodes will drop in one week on December 15.

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