Frank Skinner is unconvinced by Prince Harry’s guitar playing skills in new trailer

RICHARD EDEN: ‘I was trying to pretend!’ Frank Skinner isn’t convinced by Prince Harry’s guitar-playing skills in new trailer for Netflix documentary about the Sussexes.

Frank Skinner suggested that Prince Harry wasn’t actually playing the guitar in the trailer for his new Netflix series Harry & Meghan.

The comedian, 65, recounted how he saw Harry playing a strange chord on the guitar in the clip and suspected the pose may have been just for show.

He said: ‘The chord you are playing is one I have never seen before. So Buzz, my son, who is ten years old, said, “Wait a minute…”

Suspicious: Frank Skinner has suggested Prince Harry wasn't actually playing the guitar in the trailer for his new Netflix series Harry & Meghan

Suspicious: Frank Skinner has suggested Prince Harry wasn’t actually playing the guitar in the trailer for his new Netflix series Harry & Meghan

‘He got our guitar and we froze frame and it struck a chord. It was the ugliest sound.

Frank later quipped: ‘I wonder if maybe Harry is trying to act out the discord they endured at the Palace.

“But I think most likely he was trying to pretend he could play guitar in a weird Owl And The Pussy-Cat way.”

Harry and Meghan Markle’s new six-part documentary series for Netflix documents their relationship and their decision to step back as senior members of the Royal Family.

Clip: The comedian, 65, recounted how he saw Harry playing a strange chord on the guitar in the clip and suspected the pose may have been just for show

Clip: The comedian, 65, recounted how he saw Harry playing a strange chord on the guitar in the clip and suspected the pose may have been just for show

Netflix’s first minute-long teaser strongly suggests that the Sussexes will face rumors about their tempestuous relationships with royals.

In a deliberately tantalizing comment for an off-screen producer, Meghan says in the clip: “When the stakes are so high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us?”

The royals reacted with horror and a growing sense of anger when the trailer was released on social media ahead of the documentary airing on Netflix as part of the Sussexes’ multi-billion dollar deal with the streaming giant.

The clip was viewed more than 300,000 times within an hour of being uploaded to Netflix’s Twitter account.

Frank joked:

Frank quipped: “I wonder if maybe Harry is trying to act out the discord they endured at the Palace.”

It features a variety of private and public photographs, tracing each stage of Harry and Meghan’s lives, from birth to parenthood, set to a melancholy soundtrack.

The images include snapshots of the Sussexes’ life together, such as cuddling in a photo booth, a selfie of the couple smiling in casual clothes, Meghan’s pregnancy and Harry serenading his wife with an acoustic guitar.

There’s also a photo of the Sussexes in their kitchen at Frogmore Cottage on the night of their penultimate engagement as royals in 2020, when they attended a memorial event at the Royal Albert Hall.

Netflix said the show “explores the clandestine days of their early courtship and the challenges that led to them feeling compelled to step away from their full-time roles at the institution.”

Show: Harry and Meghan Markle's new six-part documentary series for Netflix documents their relationship and their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family

Show: Harry and Meghan Markle’s new six-part documentary series for Netflix documents their relationship and their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family

Drama: Netflix's first minute-long sneak peek strongly suggests the Sussexes will face rumors about their tempestuous relationships with royals.

Drama: Netflix’s first minute-long sneak peek strongly suggests the Sussexes will face rumors about their tempestuous relationships with royals.

It features comments from friends and family, most of whom have never spoken publicly about what they witnessed before, according to Netflix, and historians looking at the current state of the British Commonwealth and the royal family’s relationship with the press.

He adds: “The series does more than illuminate a couple’s love story, it paints a picture of our world and how we treat each other.”

Both Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace declined to comment after the trailer was released.

Royal sources have said that the Prince and Princess of Wales are determined “not to be distracted by other things this week” and had not yet seen the trailer at the time of its release.

Series: Netflix said the show

Series: Netflix said the show “explores the clandestine days of their early courtship and the challenges that led to them feeling compelled to step away from their full-time roles at the institution.”