'Harry and Meghan' docu-series makes Netflix history

'Harry and Meghan' docu-series makes Netflix history

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new documentary has been watched in millions of homes. 

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Prince Harry and Meghan in their new Netflix documentary/ Courtesy of Netflix

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have been sharing their story in a new Netflix docu-series - and it seems both their fans and haters are tuning in.

Volume I of the six-episode docu-series debuted with big numbers. The first three episodes of 'Harry & Meghan' achieved more than 81-million viewing hours in its debut week. 

The figure is the highest viewed hours of any Netflix documentary during a premiere week. It finished at #2 overall for the week (between 5 and 11 December) behind the streaming platform's coming-of-age fantasy comedy series, 'Wednesday'.  

More than 25-million households watched the first three episodes in the first four days of release. 

The first part of the docuseries saw the royals giving viewers an inside look at how their love story began. They also shared never-before-seen pictures of themselves and their kids, Archie and Lilibet. 

Close friends and family, including Meghan's mother Dori Ragland and her niece Ashleigh Hale, also made appearances. 

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Volume II of the docu-series was released on Thursday, December 15. A clip shared before the premiere showed Meghan and Harry discussing their wedding dance.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot in May 2018. They shared new pictures from their wedding and revealed the song they danced to. 

The couple chose Wilson Pickett's 'Land of 1000 Dances'. "It was so fun. It was just spinning like a whirlwind. It was so great."

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Meghan and Harry are expected to address "institutional gaslighting" in part two. "They were happy to lie to protect my brother, they were never willing to tell the truth to protect us," Harry says in one clip.

Watch the trailers for Volume II below: 

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Image credit: Netflix/ 'Harry and Meghan'  docuseries

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