Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 02: 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. Chris Jackson/Getty Images


  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's "untitled" Netflix docuseries will arrive on Dec. 8
  • The release date came following speculations that it would get delayed until next year
  • The Sussexes reportedly had "second thoughts" about releasing the documentary

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Netflix docuseries will hit the streaming platform on Dec. 8.

After numerous setbacks, the highly anticipated documentary featuring the "ousted love story" of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is finally airing on Netflix next month, Page Six exclusively revealed.

The official release date came after a month of speculation that the initial December release date would not push forward due to the backlash over the latest season of Netflix's "The Crown" and rumors that there had been a dispute between the streaming company and the Sussexes.

The untitled series, produced by Netflix and the Sussexes' non-profit organization Archewell Foundation, was initially called "Chapters" before its release. But the couple allegedly changed their minds, with the official title yet to be revealed.

Prince Harry, 38, and Markle, 41, reportedly had "second thoughts" about releasing the documentary project. An unnamed industry source spoke to Page Six last month, claiming that the pair "panicked about trying to tone down even the most basic language. But it's their story, from their own mouths."

The Duke and Duchess wanted to re-edit some parts of the docuseries despite being already filmed for more than a year, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept 8. because it allegedly contained "a number of truth bombs" about the royal family, including the ruling monarch King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The couple's relationship with the British royal family has remained strained after they decided to let go of their royal duties in 2020 and relocate to California, where they now live with their two children, 3-year-old Archie and one-year-old Lilibet.

It seemed that filming also got delayed due to conflicting opinions with the original director, Garret Bradley, who was later replaced by "What Happened, Miss Simone" director Liz Garbus for the rest of the production.

"Garrett wanted Harry and Meghan to film at home, and they were not comfortable doing that," an unnamed source told the outlet. "There were a few sticky moments between them, and Garrett left the project. Harry and Meghan's own production company captured as much footage as they could before Liz Garbus was hired."

In an interview with Variety's Matt Donnelly last month, Markle appeared satisfied with the decision, claiming that she had put her trust in Garbus for telling their story through her "lens."

"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. 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," Markle said when asked about working with the renowned documentary director.

The docuseries is part of the couple's multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix, signed over two years ago, to produce content with Archewell's media group, including documentaries, docuseries, feature films, scripted shows and children's programming.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS