Although the docuseries has been a hot topic for a while, as recently as October 2022, Netflix admitted to Deadline, «There’s never been any documentary from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed.» The first time the world got a glimpse at «Harry & Meghan» was on December 1. This also happened to be right in the middle of the three-day Boston trip that William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales were on in honor of The Earthshot Prize.
Page Six was told that this was intentional and designed to draw attention away from their visit, with one insider arguing, «This sort of thing is inevitable.» As royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti told Us Weekly, «It just shows how much [Harry and Meghan] will go to any end at all for as much publicity as possible.» He continued, «They will jump on his own brother’s trip to promote these environmental prizes in order to steal that limelight and get more attention.»
The Prince and Princess of Wales’s Boston trip will culminate with the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony on December 2. It was described as William’s «Super Bowl moment,» with high-profile performers including Billie Eilish and Annie Lennox and hosts such as Catherine O’Hara, per Express. Royal author Omid Scobie cheekily nodded to it in a tweet about the «Harry & Meghan» teaser, writing, «If tomorrow is Prince William’s Super Bowl, then here’s your Halftime Show.»