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Pic of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry being hounded by paparazzi in Netflix doc is from ‘Harry Potter’ premiere

An image used to show Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being followed by paparazzi turns out to be an old photo from the London premiere of “Harry Potter” — taken before the couple met.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex trailer Upcoming Netflix documentary “Harry and Meghan,” Queues of photographers are seen breaking away before the British prince said, “I had to do everything I could to protect my family.”

The Sun reported that photographers were actually pointing their cameras at the all-star cast of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two” in London’s Trafalgar Square. The incident took place in 2011, which is five years before the prince and the former American actress met in 2016.

In the picture is The Sun’s photographer Doug Seaberg. He told the outlet that no members of the British royal family were at the engagement.

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“I remember going to the premiere,” he told the outlet. “It was a huge event. Crowds and crowds of fans came out in the rain and camped out overnight to watch the actors. There was no member of the royal family there.”

“It is implied in the Netflix trailer that photographers including me were trying to get a shot of the royal couple – but this is nonsense,” he shared. “Feels like lazy picture research for a picture from that premiere in this trailer about Harry and Meghan.”

is the spokesman for Duke and Duchess of SussexAlso Netflix did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, told Fox News Digital that the Sussexes should expect their story to be heavily scrutinized by the British press.

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The photo in question was taken at the London premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two' in Trafalgar Square, London.

The photo in question was taken at the London premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two’ in Trafalgar Square, London.
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“Because Harry and Meghan are currently a source of morbid fascination, the global media is quick to poke holes in everything they do,” she explained. “The British press brought out a series of photographs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono ‘loved up’ in almost identical poses adopted by Harry and Meghan. Then photographs of a wall of photographers pointing their cameras at the Harry Potter premiere Nothing to do with the Sussexes, who didn’t meet until five years later.”

“It undermines the validity of what Harry and Meghan are trying to say and makes them a laughing stock,” Seward continued. “When you appear to threaten a British institution, you must be absolutely sure you have your facts right, or you will be buried.”

The shot in question was used in the Netflix trailer "Harry and Megan."

The shot in question was used in Netflix’s trailer for “Harry and Megan.”
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Kinsey Scofield, royal expert and host of the “To Die For” podcast, told Fox News Digital she was “shocked”.

“Why are they doing this? Because Harry and Meghan have no concrete evidence to fit their story, they have to rely on stock images and videos,” she claimed. “They lose all credibility and it’s completely irresponsible on the part of Netflix when the people that Harry and Meghan are attacking can’t fight back… I think Harry and Meghan themselves and are also opening up to a bigger audience and this reality series is going to backfire.” and blow in their faces. They look entitled, confused and dishonest.”

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“The detail you lack in the ex-royals known as Meghan and Harry,” royal expert Neil Sean said. “The picture is a stock photo, which could now cost them a lot of money, which they will have to pay, or Netflix will. Sources close to Harry and Meghan claim they would not know. But in fact, they signed the trailer. They did. They have the last word on everything. They never asked what program had so much excitement?”

another trailer for the upcoming documentary series kicked off on Monday – and former senior royals aren’t holding back from discussing their extended family and the suffering they’ve suffered at the hands of the larger monarchy.

In one scene, Harry, 38, can be heard saying over a collection of videos: “There’s a hierarchy in the family. You know, leaking, but at the same time they’re planting stories. “

The former American actress, 41, boldly claims, “I realized, ‘They’ll never protect you.'”

The couple famously stepped away from their duties as royals in 2020 to move to California to raise their son Archie and later daughter Lilibet.

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Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2021 for a special where they reveal their struggles with royal life.

Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2021 for a special where they reveal their struggles with royal life.
(Joe Pugliese via Harpo Productions / Getty Images)

In March 2021, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed in a statement about their relationship with the royal family. Explosive Interview with Oprah Winfrey, The couple alleged that the skin color of their son Archie was discussed in the inner circle of the family. Following that interview, Oprah shared that Harry had made it clear that neither his grandmother nor grandfather were the source of the said comments.

In the full trailer for the new documentary, Markle’s outrageous headlines and paparazzi coverage are shown, while one commentator says, “It’s about hate, it’s about race.”

At one point, the prince simply says “It’s a dirty game.”

He later pointed out the eerie similarity in his treatment of his wife and his late mother, Princess Diana.

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Prince Harry hints at similarities in behavior with his wife Meghan Markle and late mother Princess Diana.

Prince Harry hints at similarities in behavior with his wife Meghan Markle and late mother Princess Diana.
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“The pain and suffering of the women married into this institution, this feeding frenzy,” Harry says ominously, compounded by a statement later in the trailer where he says, “I was terrified. I don’t want to History was about to repeat itself.”

Volume I of the program will be released on December 8 while Volume II will come on December 15.

Caroline Thayer of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.