Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release statement after Netflix documentary faces criticism.
Couple's Global Press Secretary addresses the controversy surrounding the public portrayal of their lives.
The statement claims a false narrative created by tabloid media, not a desire for privacy.
January 2020 announcement of stepping back from the royal family and becoming financially independent.
Intention to split time between the UK and North America, eventually settling in California.
The decision to step back met with mixed reactions, the documentary details experience as working royals.
Couple now residing in Montecito, California, sharing their story on their own terms.
The original statement regarding the decision to step back made no mention of privacy or desire to continue public duties.