A Duke, a Duchess and...a Documentary About the Royal Couple (and Archie!) Is Coming

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Lights, camera, action—we’re getting some behind-the-scenes scoop about Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s South Africa tour!

According to W Magazine, ITV News anchor Tom Bradby has been inspired to film a documentary about the royal couple’s second official tour (their first being in Australia).

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“Just finished filming a documentary on Harry and Meghan in Africa,” Bradby tweeted on Thursday. “I think it will explain a lot when it airs.”

In addition to South Africa, the couple have made stops (together or separately) in Botswana, Angola and Malawi.

As W Magazine reports:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s trip to South Africa has already become the subject of international intrigue and criticism. First, there were the rumors that Markle was donating used clothes to children in the country, which was of course confirmed to indeed be just that—an unfounded rumor. In fact, Markle donated clothes that were given to her and Prince Harry as gifts for their four-month-old son Archie, and per royal rules they cannot accept the offers so she gave them to those in need instead.

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The untrue rumors surrounding the Duchess have recently come to a head, causing the Duke to take a stand against the toxicity of the British tabloids and suing the Daily Mail, in particular.

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Along with the important initiatives the couple have been working on during their tour (i.e. female empowerment, HIV/AIDS awareness, child protection and others), I’m expecting the documentary to explore the challenges they’ve faced as public figures.

On the joyful side of things, their son, Archie, will reportedly be featured in the film, as well. Though this upcoming documentary won’t be the first dedicated to the royal couple, it will be the first doc highlighting the family trio, especially since this recent tour marks their first as a royal family. I’m sure we’ll get to see some footage of Archie’s epic meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Archbishop’s Legacy Foundation in Cape Town.

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As of now, the tour has wrapped and the family is back home in London, so let the post-production process begin! I’ll make sure to have my tea and scones ready for the doc’s debut.

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