Meghan and Harry's relationship with the media has inspired a new BBC documentary

The documentary will explore the couple's strained relationship with the British media

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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The BBC has greenlit production for a new Prince Harry and Meghan Markle documentary, following the success of their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

If you thought the Harry and Meghan hype was dying down, think again. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to hit our screens again in a new BBC Two program that will explore the fascinating relationship between the couple and the British press. The two-part series will also compare the media’s treatment of Harry and Meghan with that of Prince William and Kate Middleton, documenting the differences between the two couples' portrayal in the tabloids over the years. 

The series, which has yet to be named, will be hosted by BBC’s Media Editor Amol Rajan. It has already recorded over 50 hours of interviews with several influential people who share a profound insight into the royal couples’ stories. 

Rajan has teased viewers with a taste of what’s to come on the series, saying, “Our deep, extensive reporting on the Royals has uncovered some remarkable stories on a subject of global - and growing - fascination.” 

Although the identities of the interviewees remain a secret, the lineup is confirmed to include tech barons, business leaders and cultural leaders. 

The announcement of the series has come at a time of strong public interest in the royal family. Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah exposed a number of shocking revelations about life inside the palace, including allegations of racism from an unnamed member of the family. 

UNSPECIFIED - UNSPECIFIED: In this handout image provided by Harpo Productions and released on March 5, 2021, Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on A CBS Primetime Special premiering on CBS on March 7, 2021. (Photo by Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah last Sunday 

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Meghan discussed how her overwhelming loneliness during her first two years as the Duchess of Sussex drove her to suicidal thoughts. The couple’s statements have shone a light on the alleged culture of bigotry and oppression in the royal family, which is also known as ‘the firm.’ 

While many viewers expressed sympathy for Meghan and Harry following the interview, others weren’t so supportive. Piers Morgan, who has been a longtime critic of the duchess, blasted her claims on Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain. 

“I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn't believe it if she read me a weather report. The fact that she's fired up this onslaught against our Royal Family I think is contemptible,” he said. 

His offensive comments drew widespread outrage, with Ofcom receiving over 41,000 complaints by the following day. Piers officially left Good Morning Britain after he stormed off the set on Tuesday during an argument on the subject with ITV weather presenter Alex Beresford. His replacement has yet to be confirmed. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.