Fans surprised as one of the Windsor clan appears on Meghan and Harry's Netflix documentary

Royal Family member appears in final episode of Meghan and Harry's Netflix documentary - leaving hope for a reconciliation

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex make an official visit to the Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven, Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Peacehaven, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen.
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Seeing a member of the Royal Family in Meghan and Harry's Netflix documentary is probably the last thing viewers expected. However, intimate shots of Princess Eugenie enjoying Prince Harry and Archie's company during her US visit shows that the Sussexes maintain some support from their royal relatives. 

Princess Eugenie attends a National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

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Any inclusion of the Royal Family in Meghan and Harry's Netflix series has been of great interest to viewers, who've been glued to the docuseries since it premiered on the streaming platform. 

Footage, taken on Prince Harry's phone, shows the fun-loving cousins in the back of a golf cart wearing face coverings as Harry laughs, "Eugenie's in town...where are we?"

Princess Eugenie, visibly excited shouts into the camera, "We're at the Superbowl!"

The cousins, who've always had a close relationship, made no secret of their time spent together in the US, and images of Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie's Super Bowl outing were seen across the globe. The photos of them at the NFL championship game on February 13, watching the Los Angeles Rams battle it out against the Cincinnati Bengals for the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy were a clear message of support from the Princess.

Prince William And Prince Harry With Princess Beatrice And Princess Eugenie In Klosters, Switzerland.

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After the rather public display, surprisingly little was known about Eugenie's visit as she and the Sussexes remained quiet. However the video, as seen in the Netflix documentary, shows that they had an absolute hoot.

As well as the footage seen backstage at the Super Bowl, a sweet video of the Princess on a California beach chasing her cousin's son Archie further show the close bond that they share.

Prince Harry, who once again is behind the camera says, "You've gotta grab him Eugenie you've got to grab him!" while the toddler giggles and his dad laughs along noting "his trousers are falling down."

Princess Eugenie of York, Princess Beatrice of York, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom.

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This is the second time in the series that Princess Eugenie featured, after it was revealed that she and her husband Jack Brooksbank spent time with Prince Harry and Meghan from the very beginning of their relationship. This included photos from a pretty raucous-looking Halloween party in which they all wore matching costumes.

In fact, they're so close that the Princess even rented the Sussexes' UK residence, Frogmore Cottage near Windsor Castle. This is handy, of course, for the couple, as Princess Eugenie's parents live nearby at Royal Lodge

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Jack Brooksbank, and a friend attend a Halloween party together in never-before-seen image from Meghan and Harry's Netflix documentary.

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Speaking of the residents of the Lodge - one topic which remained untouched upon, by the usually outspoken Sussexes, in the documentary was allegations of sexual abuse against Prince Andrew.

Addressing the elephant in the room, one bemused viewer tweeted, "How strange then that Meghan and Harry haven’t mentioned Prince Andrew at all in their ‘documentary.’" 

Aoife Hanna
Junior News Editor

Aoife is an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

Formerly woman&home's junior news editor and a contributing writer at Bustle, her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica and EVOKE.

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