Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Will the Documentary About Their Tour of Africa Air in the U.S.?

Updated Oct. 20, 2019: Harry & Meghan: An African Journey will air in the U.S. on Wednesday, October 23 at 10 . p.m. ET on ABC.

Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, a documentary about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal tour of Africa, promises a behind-the-scenes look at the couple’s time spent in South Africa, Angola, Malawi, and Botswana. But will it air stateside? Find out ahead.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent 10 days abroad and brought their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, with them on his first royal tour. Learn how they made history with baby Archie here

A trailer for the upcoming documentary showed Markle kissing Archie on the forehead while in Prince Harry’s arms moments before they met Desmond Tutu. On their way to meet the archbishop, the new parents revealed the nickname they have for their son.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry with their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in South Africa
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Toby Melville – Pool/Getty Images

Tom Bradby, a British journalist who is currently a news anchor for News at Ten, participated in the making of the documentary and narrated the clip.  

“It was a journey but not always the one I was expecting,” Bradby said in the clip while footage of Markle and Prince Harry played, according to Town & Country. “The story of their time was of passion for their work private happiness but also a world of pressure and pain behind the brave faces.”

Watch the trailer for the documentary below: 

Documentary will highlight ‘pressure and pain’ 

The “pressure and pain” Bradby’s likely referring to is the scrutiny the couple’s faced from the media. Ahead of their last day in Africa, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were taking legal action against a specific publication, Mail on Sunday, for publishing a private letter written by Markle.

But what really made everyone sit up and take notice was the personal statement from the Duke of Sussex that came with the announcement. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during tour of Africa
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in South Africa | Samir Hussein/WireImage

“There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious, and though we have continued to put on a brave face – as so many of you can relate to – I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been,” Prince Harry wrote. Read his full statement here.

Will the documentary air in the U.S.? 

The documentary airs on ITV1 in the U.K. on Oct. 20, 2019, according to Express. Bradby told the publication it’s the third documentary he’s made with Prince Harry and as of right now, there’s no word on whether or not Harry & Meghan: An African Journey will travel across the pond to air on American TV. Chances are those in the U.S. will be able to get highlights from the documentary from social media after it airs in a few days.

It will ‘explain a lot,’ Bradby says

In a two-sentence tweet on Oct. 3, 2019, Bradby gave the public a glimpse inside the documentary. 

“Just finished filming a documentary on Harry and Meghan in Africa. I think it will explain a lot when it airs,” he tweeted. 

We’re assuming the one-hour documentary will provide insight about Prince Harry and Markle’s tumultuous relationship with the press. Even if the documentary only touches on the topic, it will be interesting to get a look behind-the-scenes of a royal tour. 

Learn the surprising way the Duchess of Sussex broke royal tradition and made history while in Africa.