Meghan Markle Escaping the Crown: New documentary to tackle duchess’s exit from royal family

Clémence Michallon
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A new documentary will explore Meghan Markle’s headline-making exit from the royal family.

Meghan Markle Escaping the Crown is scheduled for release on 10 March by Vice Media – which released the first trailer for the movie on Thursday.

“As the saga continues with Harry and Meghan’s loss of royal branding, the documentary confronts issues of race, prejudice, and obsession in a story that now threatens to upend one of the longest-running institutions in the world,” reads a synopsis.

Vice’s description promises “exclusive interviews with palace insiders and experts including William and Harry’s former butler, the American wives of the British aristocracy, and royal correspondents”.

The trailer begins with Meghan and Harry’s wedding on 19 May, 2018, back when many expected the couple to end up “driving the monarchy forward”, an expert explains.

It continues with more footage of the couple, with a voiceover declaring: “This was never going to be the fairytale.”

The documentary, the first release of a planned documentary series called Vice Versa, will be released on major satellite and cable providers as well as ViceTV.com and the Vice TV app.

It comes after Meghan and Harry’s January announcement that they would step back from royal duties.

They will officially stand down as senior royals on 31 March.