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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex makes the keynote speech during the Opening Ceremony of the One Young World Summit 2022 at The Bridgewater Hall on Sept. 5 in Manchester, England. IBTimes/Chris Jackson/Getty Images


  • Meghan Markle graced the cover of Variety as one of the honorees for the 2022 class of Variety's Power of Women
  • Markle said it was nice to trust their story to a director whose work she admired, referring to Liza Garbus
  • The duchess said their story might be told in a different way than they preferred in the upcoming docuseries

Meghan Markle got candid about many things in her recent interview, from the Queen's passing to her upcoming docuseries on Netflix.

The Duchess of Sussex will be honored in the 2022 class of Variety's Power of Women for her philanthropic and creative work, including her podcast "Archetypes." During the interview for her Variety cover, she talked about a lot of things and gave a brief update on her anticipated Netflix docuseries, but it seemed that it would be told in a different way than they preferred it to be.

"It's nice to be able to trust someone with our story — a seasoned director whose work I've long admired — even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it," Markle said. "But that's not why we're telling it. We're trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens."

She added that it was "interesting" because her husband, Prince Harry, has never worked in the same industry. She was also pleased and said it was fun to be "around so much creative energy and to see how people work together and share their own point of view."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been filming the docuseries for over a year already. They work with Oscar-nominated director Liza Garbus for the project.

Earlier this week, there were claims that the Netflix producers were confused about the Sussexes' docuseries and Prince Harry's memoir because there were reportedly a lot of inconsistencies between the two.

"A lot in the show contradicted what Harry has written, so that was an issue," an anonymous senior Netflix source told Page Six. "Then Harry and Meghan made significant requests [to filmmakers] to walk back content they themselves have provided for their own project."

Despite the changes the royal couple wanted to make on their show, the streaming giant will reportedly still drop the docuseries in December.

"As far as I am aware, the docuseries is still going ahead later this year," a highly placed industry insider claimed.

Meanwhile, another insider told Deadline that Netflix was "rattled" after receiving intense backlash on "The Crown" Season 5. They reportedly wanted to tie Prince Harry and Markle's docuseries with the fictional drama series, but due to the attacks, they reportedly decided to push back the release date.

Netflix hasn't announced an official release date for Prince Harry and Markle's docuseries.

Meghan Markle
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive for a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London, Friday, June 3, 2022 on the second of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. The events over a long holiday weekend in the U.K. are meant to celebrate the monarch's 70 years of service. Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images