Journalist slams mistake that Harry and Meghans Netflix doc keeps making

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Netflix documentary has been slammed for repeatedly making the same "mistake".

The first three episodes of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Netflix docuseries, titled Harry & Meghan, were released on Netflix today (Thursday, December 8).

Unsurprisingly, parts of the documentary touch upon the couple's relationship with the press, specifically photographers and paparazzi.

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Journalist Anita Singh, the Daily Telegraph's Arts and Entertainment Editor, reckons the documentary erroneously labels official press photographers as "paparazzi", insisting "they are not the same".

She wrote on Twitter: "One mistake this documentary – and Harry – keeps making is referring to press photographers as 'paparazzi'.

"They are not the same. Every photographer on a photo call has been invited there."

Times Business columnist Harry Wallop agreed by Sharing Singh's tweet and adding: "I know lots of press photographers. Most are the most charming, lovely and people you'll meet – because they have to win the trust of subjects to get them to smile/get the best shot.

"Paps, who snap from behind the bushes, are not the same (and are quite a rare breed)."

The comments come after the trailer for the series was criticised online for using "fake" photos supposedly showing press intrusion.

One image used in it showed photographers at the premier of a Harry Potter film in 2011 several years before the Duke and Duchess met.

There was also footage of Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen being photographed in the US.

In response, a source familiar with the making of the documentary told The Daily Telegraph that the Sussexes do not have editorial control over the trailers.

The source said: "You use stock images to tell a story.

"It's not meant to be literal in a trailer."

They added that the use of stock footage was "standard practice in documentary and trailer production".

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