“That’s a complete and utter lie”: Sussexes claims in Netflix documentary have been debunked

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Meghan Markle’s Netflix documentary with her husband Prince Harry has caused a stir, but the duchess’ claims have been debunked.

Following the release of the documentary’s Volume II trailer, the Queen’s former spokesman has claimed the couple are creating a false narrative.

Meghan claimed she received no training while entering the British royal family.

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In the trailer, Prince Harry claimed lies were told “to protect [his] brother” and suggested the couple were victims of “institutional gaslighting”.

Dickie Arbiter, who served Queen Elizabeth from 1988 to 2000 has debunked these allegations and noted the couple are sending “mixed messages.”

“There are more holes in their story than a colander,” he told The Sun.

“It is absolutely outrageous to be talking about institutional gaslighting.

“There are so many mixed messages. I think they have lost direction and no one will believe a word they say.”

The Duchess of Sussex also revealed they “security was being pulled”, but Dickie said it was due to the couple moving to the United States and “taxpayers won’t pay for them to live in America.”

“Taxpayers won’t pay for them to live in America.”

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In the documentary, the Duchess of Sussex claimed entering the royal life was nothing like that of the iconic 2001 movie The Princess Diaries, as she received no training.

“Joining this family, I knew that there was a protocol for how things were done,” Meghan said in the documentary.

“And do you remember that old movie The Princess Diaries with Anne Hathaway? There’s no class and some person who goes ‘Sit like this, cross your legs like this, use this fork, don’t do this, curtsy then, wear this kind of hat.’ It doesn’t happen. So I needed to learn a lot.”

But an insider has since called out Meghan, telling 9Honey “the level of support was intense”.

These ‘no training’ claims have recently followed allegations that Meghan rejected Queen Elizabeth II’s offer to be guided by Sophie, the Countess of Wessex as they both did not come from royalty.

The duchess allegedly rejected the Queen’s help.

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The book Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait by Gyles Brandreth – who is a friend of the royal family – made the allegations.

“The Queen (who, of course, had seen it all before) understood that Harry’s girl might find adjusting to royal life ‘challenging to begin with’ (as she put it),” Gyles wrote.

“To help Meghan, the Queen suggested that her daughter-in-law, Sophie Wessex, would be an ideal mentor.” Gyles then further commented the Queen allegedly said: “Sophie can help show you the ropes.”

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In the documentary, Meghan alleged Kensington Palace advised her to not invite her niece, and the daughter of her half-sister Samantha Markle, Ashleigh Hale to her wedding.

The source told 9Honey that: “We never gave any advice, steer or guidance on who of her family or friends should or shouldn’t come to her wedding.”

“[Meghan] didn’t want to invite her because it would have put her [Meghan] under intense scrutiny.”

Meghan and Prince Harry married in 2018.

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Another added: “Meghan didn’t want the media to know about Ashleigh. No one on earth would have said don’t invite family to the wedding. That’s a complete and utter lie. We wanted more family there to make it look less weird for her.”

Meghan and Samantha’s relationship has been publicly intense following the explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021.

Samantha has alleged that “false and malicious lies” regarding Meghan’s “rags-to-royalty” story made her vulnerable to “humiliation, shame and hatred on a worldwide scale”.

Samantha has since commenced a legal proceeding against her half-sister following the allegedly false claims.

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