As the internet and British tabloids dissect the first two looks at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Netflix documentary series, the first half of which comes out this Thursday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in New York City via private jet yesterday. The couple appeared unperturbed amid the media buzz surrounding them while captured by photographers at JFK airport. Meghan wore an all-black look and sunglasses, while Harry complemented her in a white button-down and black pants. They were greeted by friends on the tarmac, Page Six reports, and took a black SUV into the city.
The couple will be awarded the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award tonight, hence their journey to NYC. Their trip was scheduled before Netflix revealed the drop dates for their Harry & Meghan docuseries.
Meghan touched a bit on the couple ceding control of their story to series director Liz Garbus and her team during an interview with Variety earlier this year.
“It’s nice to be able to trust someone with our story—a seasoned director whose work I’ve long admired—even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it. But that’s not why we’re telling it,” Meghan said. “We’re trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens.”
“It’s interesting,” she continued.” My husband has never worked in this industry before. For me, having worked on Suits, it’s so amazing to be around so much creative energy and to see how people work together and share their own points of view. That’s been really fun.”
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Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.