Director of Harry & Meghan says the Palace tried to “discredit” the Netflix docuseries

"They did that to discredit us..."
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Liz Garbus, the director of the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan, has recently spoken out about her experience of creating the show; which details how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fell in love as well as their decision to cut their ties to the British royal family.

And while Garbus is proud of her work – Harry & Meghan broke Netflix’s viewership record for unscripted content – she admitted that making the series felt, at times, surreal. Especially when she experienced first hand the kind of ‘alleged palace mind games’ Harry and Meghan repeatedly described to her.

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“For instance, Buckingham Palace said that we didn’t reach out for comment [on Harry & Meghan] when we did,” Garbus recently told Vanity Fair.

“They did that to discredit us… and by discrediting us, they can discredit the content of the show.”

“We lived through some of those moments that were a little bit like Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the Oscar-nominee added.

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Liz Garbus, director of Harry & Meghan, has said the Palace tried to “discredit” the docuseries. (Credit: Getty)

Garbus is of course referring to the fact that hours after Volume I of Harry & Meghan debuted on Netflix (which begins with a title card that reads, “Members of the Royal Family declined to comment on the content within the series”), PEOPLE reported that a royal source had told them that not a single member of the royal family nor Buckingham Palace or Prince William’s office at Kensington Palace were contacted for a comment regarding the docuseries.

The same source went on to say that Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace had received an email from a third-party production company but because the email address was unknown to them, they did not reply. Instead, the Palace tried to verify the email and its contents by reaching out to Archwell and Netflix directly, but apparently never received a response.

WATCH: The official trailer for Harry & Meghan Volume II

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A Netflix spokesperson disputed these claims completely and told PEOPLE that communication officers for both King Charles and Prince William were contacted well before Harry & Meghan was released and were given the right to reply to all of the claims made in the docuseries but simply didn’t.

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