Now Harry and Meghan are presenting a documentary on ‘inspiring leaders’


Netflix today released a trailer for a new documentary series hosted by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that will celebrate ‘inspirational leaders’ throughout history. 

The couple, who appeared last week in the last three episodes of their bombshell docuseries ‘Meghan & Harry’, will look at figures including Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, late US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg and former South African president Nelson Mandela. 

Other people who will be featured include Bryan Stevenson, a 63-year-old US social justice activist and law professor, Albie Sachs, 87, a former South African judge, rugby player Siya Kolisi, 31, and the journalist Gloria Steinem, 88. 

The trailer features an interview with Ginsburg, who died in September 2020 after receiving several months of cancer treatment. The Sussexes announced they were stepping back from the Royal Family in January that year, suggesting they started making the documentary soon afterwards. 

Meghan and Harry are presenting a new documentary on inspiring leaders, it emerged today

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Meghan and Harry are presenting a new documentary on inspiring leaders, it emerged today 

Opening the trailer, Harry says Mandela was the inspiration for the documentary. One of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century, Mandela led the campaign against apartheid in South Africa before serving as the country's first black president from 1994 to 1999

Opening the trailer, Harry says Mandela was the inspiration for the documentary. One of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century, Mandela led the campaign against apartheid in South Africa before serving as the country’s first black president from 1994 to 1999

Opening the trailer, Harry says Mandela was the inspiration for the documentary. He then goes on to quote the former South African president and says, ‘What counts in life is not the mere fact that we’ve lived…’

Meghan finishes his quote for him and adds: ‘It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.’

Harry then says: ‘It’s about people who have made brave choices’ and Meghan adds: ‘To fight for change and to become leaders…’

Finally, Harry concludes by saying: ‘And for giving inspiration to the rest of us, to live, to lead.’

Meghan and Jacinda Arden have a budding friendship, sparked during the New Zealand Royal tour in 2018.

It is claimed the pair are in regular e-mail contact and have a ‘strong bond’.

Meghan was pregnant at the time of the tour and Arden later spoken of how she had been impressed by the Duchess’s stamina.

Jacinda Ardern has served as New Zealand's prime minister and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. She has become a hero among liberals, but received criticism from some for her 'nanny state' policies, including a plan to abolish smoking in the country in 2025

Jacinda Ardern has served as New Zealand’s prime minister and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. She has become a hero among liberals, but received criticism from some for her ‘nanny state’ policies, including a plan to abolish smoking in the country in 2025 

Meghan and Jacinda Arden have a budding friendship, sparked during the New Zealand Royal tour in 2018

Meghan and Jacinda Arden have a budding friendship, sparked during the New Zealand Royal tour in 2018

She said that year: “Pregnancy is an often tiring time, but the way she gave everything her all was incredible

“She’s an amazing woman and I’m so glad to have gotten to know her.”

Book Finding Freedom claimed Ardern sent a floral arrangement to Markle after the birth of her son Archie.

Harry has met another of the contributors, Siya Kolisi, at least once before in unusual circumstances.

He put sporting rivalries aside to congratulate him and the South African rugby team after they beat England in the Rugby World Cup final.

Harry was in Japan to watch the match and was pictured in the changing room talking to Kolisi, who was only in his underwear at the time.

The rugby player later said: ‘The guys were already on “Level 12”.

‘The guys were in undies, they didn’t care and then the Prince walked in.’

Harry meeting South Africa's Siya Kolisi after the Rugby World Cup in 2019

Harry meeting South Africa’s Siya Kolisi after the Rugby World Cup in 2019 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the US Supreme Court from 1993 until her death in 2020. A feminist icon, she led the court's liberal wing and began for her crucial rulings on issues including gender discrimination. She was dubbed 'The Notorious R.B.G', a moniker she went on to embrace

Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the US Supreme Court from 1993 until her death in 2020. A feminist icon, she led the court’s liberal wing and began for her crucial rulings on issues including gender discrimination. She was dubbed ‘The Notorious R.B.G’, a moniker she went on to embrace

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in 2020, was the second female justice ever appointed to the Supreme Court, and is widely regarded as a feminist icon.

Prior to her appointment to the high court, Ginsburg argued six gender equality cases before the court.

Following her death, Meghan paid tribute, she said: ‘With an incomparable and indelible legacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be known as a woman of brilliance, a Justice of courage, and a human of deep conviction.

‘She has been a true inspiration to me since I was a girl. Honor her, remember her, act for her.’

Another participant in the series is Gloria Steinem, who is good friends with Meghan.

The Duchess interviewed the feminist activist for Vogue Magazine in early 2022 about reproductive rights.

Ms Steinem has publicly defended her and spoke about her to interviewers at the Women’s Media Center’s 2022 Women’s Media Awards.

She told reporters at the time: ‘I’m not an expert on the media, but it seems to me that she is different from the picture of her in the media.

‘She’s smart and funny and devoted to social issues.’ 

Another participant in the series is Gloria Steinem (left), who is good friends with Meghan. The Duchess interviewed the feminist activist for Vogue Magazine in early 2022 about reproductive rights

Another participant in the series is Gloria Steinem (left), who is good friends with Meghan. The Duchess interviewed the feminist activist for Vogue Magazine in early 2022 about reproductive rights

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 19, rose to fame after helping organise climate strikes while at school. She has since become of the world's most prominent green activists - being named Time Person of the Year and receiving numerous nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 19, rose to fame after helping organise climate strikes while at school. She has since become of the world’s most prominent green activists – being named Time Person of the Year and receiving numerous nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize

Thunberg meeting Charles in Davos in 2020 when he was still Prince of Wales

Thunberg meeting Charles in Davos in 2020 when he was still Prince of Wales 

Prince of Wales is ‘livid’ at Prince Harry’s ‘antagonistic’ use of Diana’s Panorama footage in Megflix, royal expert claims 

By Harriet Johnston for MailOnline

The Prince of Wales is ‘livid’ at Prince Harry’s ‘antagonistic’ use of Princess Diana’s Panorama footage in his Netflix series, a royal expert has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Harry & Meghan series features a number of clips of their mother’s account of her marriage collapse from her 1995 interview with BBC rogue reporter Martin Bashir.

William last year said the footage ‘should never be aired again’ after it was revealed that Bashir peddled an astonishing web of lies and smears to land his scoop.

Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl told Ok! that Harry has ‘monopolised’ Diana’s story, saying: ‘[William] will be livid. William has campaigned for that footage to never be screened again, so for it be used in his brother’s own reality TV show will be very frustrating for William.

‘It’s quite antagonistic and it’s not right. I think the way Harry has monopolised Diana’s narrative as his own must be very hurtful for William too.’ 

 

Harry and Meghan have not publicly met teenage activist Greta Thunberg, though King Charles did meet her in Switzerland in 2020.

Though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex previously followed the Swede on Instagram back in 2019 as part of their efforts to raise awareness of environmental campaigners. 

Live to Lead will be released on December 31. 

It comes as Rishi Sunak insisted Britain was not a racist country in the Sussexes’ claims in their previous Netflix series. 

The Prime Minister also defended the Royal Family following attacks made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the couple’s docuseries with the streaming giant.

Speaking in Riga, Latvia, after attending a meeting of some of Britain’s military allies, Mr Sunak said he was ‘really proud’ of the UK.

And he described his ‘enormous privilege’ in being able to champion institutions such as the monarchy while abroad.

In ‘Harry & Meghan’, the Sussexes condemned a ‘huge level of unconscious bias’ around race within the Royal Family.

Prince Harry also used the documentary series to claim fellow royals had failed to support him and his wife when Meghan faced racism in the media.

Buckingham Palace has stayed silent on their claims.

But the PM today strongly rejected suggestions that Britain was a prejudiced society.

‘I absolutely don’t believe that Britain is a racist country,’ Mr Sunak told broadcasters.

‘And I’d hope that as our nation’s first British Asian Prime Minister when I say that it carries some weight.

‘You know, I’m really proud of our country, its culture, its resilience, its beauty.

‘And actually, it’s an enormous privilege to champion Britain and indeed, its institutions like the monarchy when I’m out and about on the world stage as I am here today.’

Yet Mr Sunak chided TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson for comments he made in a recent newspaper article about the Duchess of Sussex.

Bryan Stevenson, an American lawyer and social justice advocate who will feature in the Sussexes' programme

Bryan Stevenson, an American lawyer and social justice advocate who will feature in the Sussexes’ programme 

Albie Sachs, an 87-year-old South African lawyer, activist, writer and former judge appointed to the first Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela

Albie Sachs, an 87-year-old South African lawyer, activist, writer and former judge appointed to the first Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela

In column for The Sun, the former Top Gear star described how much he ‘hated’ Meghan and said he dreamed of her being ‘paraded naked through the streets’.

In an apparent reference to the iconic ‘Walk of Shame’ scene in Game of Thrones, Clarkson added he wanted to see ‘people throwing lumps of excrement at her’.

The 62-year-old has since said he was ‘horrified to have caused so much hurt’ with his comments and vowed to ‘be more careful in future’.

Asked about Clarkson’s remarks today, Mr Sunak warned that ‘for everyone in public life, language matters’. 

Jeremy Clarkson says he was referencing Game of Thrones ‘Walk of Shame’ scene with his column about Meghan Markle being ‘paraded naked through the streets’ but says he is: ‘horrified to have caused so much hurt’ and ‘shall be more careful’

By Tom Cotterill for MailOnline

Jeremy Clarkson said he is ‘horrified to have caused so much hurt’ and ‘shall be more careful in future’ after facing a backlash over comments he made in a newspaper column about how he ‘hated’ the Duchess of Sussex

The Grand Tour presenter, 62, was blasted for saying he dreams of Meghan Markle being ‘paraded naked through the streets’.

And in an apparent reference to the iconic ‘Walk of Shame’ scene in Game of Thrones, the ex-Top Gear host added he wanted to see ‘people throwing lumps of excrement at her’. 

Since the column appeared in The Sun on Friday, more than 6,000 people have complained to the press regulator IPSO about it. And it has prompted a response from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak who today insisted Britain ‘is not a racist country’. 

Taking to Twitter, Clarkson said: ‘Oh dear. I’ve rather put my foot in it. In a column I wrote about Meghan, I made a clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones and this has gone down badly with a great many people. I’m horrified to have caused so much hurt and I shall be more careful in future.’ 

TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson today said he was 'horrified to have caused so much hurt' with his comments about the Duchess of Sussex in a recent newspaper column

Jeremy Clarkson has been blasted for saying he dreams of Meghan Markle being ‘paraded naked through the streets’

The column came a day after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released the final part of their Netflix docu-series, Harry & Meghan. 

The show focused on their experiences leading to their decision to step away from royal duties and make a new start in the US in the six-part series on the streaming giant. 

It also detailed their claims that they faced racism and harassment at the hands of the British press. 

Following the release of the final set of episodes from the six-part series, Clarkson wrote a column for The Sun on Friday, saying: ‘I hate her. Not like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I hate her on a cellular level.

‘At night, I’m unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant, ‘Shame!’ and throw lumps of excrement at her.

‘Everyone who’s my age thinks the same way.’ 

The fallout to Clarkson’s incendiary remarks has today prompted a response from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who was forced to go on record saying the UK is ‘not a racist country’. 

The Grand Tour presenter, 62, said he despises the Duchess of Sussex 'on a cellular level' and felt 'sorry' for Prince Harry who is being 'controlled' by his wife

The Grand Tour presenter, 62, said he despises the Duchess of Sussex ‘on a cellular level’ and felt ‘sorry’ for Prince Harry who is being ‘controlled’ by his wife

Rishi Sunak was questioned about Mr Clarkson's comments and was forced to defend Britain, insisting it was 'not a racist country'. The Prime Minister is pictured in Riga, Latvia on Monday

Rishi Sunak was questioned about Mr Clarkson’s comments and was forced to defend Britain, insisting it was ‘not a racist country’. The Prime Minister is pictured in Riga, Latvia on Monday

Speaking during an event in Riga, Latvia, Mr Sunak said: ‘I think for everyone in public life, language matters. You asked about racism. Now, I’ve seen some of the things that have been said.

‘I absolutely don’t believe that Britain is a racist country. And I’d hope that as our nation’s first British Asian Prime Minister when I say that it carries some weight.

‘You know, I’m really proud of our country, its culture, its resilience, its beauty. And actually, it’s an enormous privilege to champion Britain and indeed, its institutions like the monarchy when I’m out and about on the world stage as I am here today.’ 

On Sunday, Clarkson’s own daughter, Emily, joined those condemning the former journalist for his column.  

Posting on her Instagram page on Sunday, she said she supports those ‘targeted with online hatred’.

‘My views are and have always been clear when it comes to misogyny, bullying and the treatment of women by the media,’ she wrote.  

In a column for The Sun , Clarkson said: 'I hate her. Not like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I hate her on a cellular level'. Pictured is serial killer, Rose West

In a column for The Sun , Clarkson said: ‘I hate her. Not like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I hate her on a cellular level’. Pictured is serial killer, Rose West

In an apparent reference to the iconic Walk of Shame scene in Game of Thrones, the ex-Top Gear host added that he wants to see 'people throwing lumps of excrement at her

In an apparent reference to the iconic Walk of Shame scene in Game of Thrones, the ex-Top Gear host added that he wants to see ‘people throwing lumps of excrement at her

‘I want to make it very clear that I stand against everything my dad wrote about Meghan Markle.’ 

Clarkson’s apology online appeared to do little to quell the sense of fury on social media, with users continuing to blast him today. 

Journalist Sam Dowler said: ‘The Game of Thrones reference was indeed clumsy and anyone who remembers the scene will agree how very upsetting & disturbing it was. Saying you hated her more than a child murderer was the part that was most chilling. No matter what you think of Meghan, she doesn’t deserve that. 

Another woman added: ‘A clumsy reference?! You demonstrated profound misogyny and essentially incited violence against a woman that you also say you ‘hate at a cellular level’. It’s beyond the limits of acceptability and this isn’t sufficient as an ‘apology’. 

While one man tweeted: ‘You have incited gender-based violence. Absolutely shameful. These words are putting women’s lives at risk. ‘

Clarkson’s column, which is still on The Sun’s website, continued: ‘But what makes me despair is that younger people, especially girls, think she’s pretty cool. They think she was a prisoner of Buckingham Palace, forced to talk about nothing but embroidery and kittens.

‘That makes me even angrier. Can’t they see everything that’s happening is so very obviously pre-planned.’ 

In a tweet, Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith added: ‘I’m your age @JeremyClarkson and I couldn’t disagree more with you. Why do you have to be so horrible? 

‘I can’t believe it’s good for you and it certainly isn’t good for the rest of us.’

Another said: ‘I’m sorry but what has Meghan Markle done to deserve to be more hated than Rose West? 

‘I’m trying to think what has she done that’s worse than what Rose did? This is just vile and disgusting. Is Jeremy Clarkson upset that Meghan stood up for herself?’

Ex-Labour spin doctor Ayesha Hazarika replied: ‘Many of us this week are reflecting on how misogyny has infected society & why violence against women is at such a frightening level.

‘Wonder where these fantasies of hating & wanting to physically punish women come from?’ 

The first three installments of the Harry & Meghan, released earlier this month, focused on the British media’s coverage of the couple and the way it was influenced by racism.

The final three episodes see Harry, 38, directing more of his ire at Prince William, now heir to the throne, and speaking in more detail about how his relationship with the royal household broke down.

He recounted how William lashed out at him during a royal summit at Sandringham Castle in January 2020 to talk about Harry and Meghan’s plan to step down as senior royals and move away.



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