The image purports to show Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being harassed by the paparazzi. new Netflix documentaries According to reports, this is actually a photographer’s photo taken a few years before the couple met at the Harry Potter premiere.
But According to The SunThe photo-hungry group were actually filming the cast of the beloved JK Rowling series for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two at an event in London in 2011.
Markle and Prince Harry didn’t meet until five years later, in 2016, and neither attended the premiere.
Sun photographer Doug Seeburg, pictured, said there were no members of the royal family at the event.
The photo was taken from the stock exchange site Alamy, The Sun reports.
“In the Netflix trailer, photographers, including myself, were trying to capture the royal couple, but it’s nonsense,” Seeburg told the UK publication. “For a photo from this premiere to appear in the Harry and Meghan trailer is like studying lazy pictures.”
A royal expert told the publication that the “fake” photo undermines Harry’s decision to protect his family. He said the mistake was due to Netflix’s “negligence” and Harry was unlikely to know about it.
The Sun said Netflix declined to comment on the use of the image.
Harry and Markle are expected to criticize the royal family and make fresh accusations of racism in a documentary to be released on Thursday.