Prince Harry claims in the couple’s new Netflix documentary that some royals questioned why Meghan should be shielded from press harassment, glamsquad reports.
In the couple’s new Netflix documentary, Prince Harry claims that some royals questioned why Meghan should be protected from press harassment.
“The difference is the race element,” Harry explained, adding that negative media coverage was a “rite of passage” for some family members.
The first three episodes of the six-part bombshell series “Harry & Meghan” were released on Thursday.
The royal couple talks about royal life, the media, and racism.
The allegations have yet to be addressed by Buckingham Palace.
The Royal Family has declined to comment on the series, according to a message at the beginning of episode one. However, neither Buckingham Palace nor Kensington Palace have confirmed that members of the Royal Family have been approached for comment.
The episodes, which include sit-down interviews with the couple and their friends as well as a video diary, debuted on Thursday and cover a wide range of topics, including the couple’s difficult relationship with the tabloid press and the Royal Family’s reaction to racist news articles written about Meghan.
“The Palace instructed me not to say anything,” Harry says. “However, people must understand that a large portion of her family has also experienced what she is experiencing.”
“It was almost like a rite of passage,” one family member said, “and some family members said, ‘My wife had to go through that, so why should your girlfriend be treated any differently?” “Why should you be treated differently?” she questions.
“The race factor is important here,” I explained.
He claims there is a “huge level of unconscious bias” in the Royal Family, adding, “It is actually no one’s fault.” However, once it has been identified or pointed out to you, you must correct it.”
The Duke of Sussex, the fifth in line to the throne, says his mixed-race children inspire him to “make the world a better place for them.”
“However, the most important thing for the two of us is to avoid making the same mistakes as our parents.”
The couple also talked about meeting other royals, with Meghan surprised that the formality “carries over” even when they are not in public.
“I recall being barefoot and wearing ripped jeans when Will and Kate came over for dinner and I first met her.” I used to smother people with hugs. I’ve always been a hugger, and I had no idea how unusual that is for many Brits.
“I guess I realized quickly that the formality on the outside mirrored the formality on the inside.”
The duke and duchess spent a significant portion of episode one discussing their relationship, including how they met through a mutual Instagram friend and went on their first date for drinks in London’s Soho.
“I think there can be a temptation or an urge for so many people in the family, particularly the men, to marry someone who fits the mold, rather than someone who you may be destined to be with,” Harry says.
“The distinction between decision-making with your head and decision-making with your heart.” And the majority, if not all, of my mother’s decisions were made with her heart. “I am also the son of my mother.”
“She (Meghan) gave up everything she knew, including her freedom, to join me in my world,” he says. Not long after that, I ended up sacrificing everything I knew to join her in her world.”
“My job is to keep my family safe,” Prince Harry says in the documentary. But, given the circumstances of my birth into this position… and the level of hatred instilled in the last three years, particularly against my wife and son, I’m generally concerned for the safety of my family.”
The duke goes on to say that it is his “duty as a royal” to expose “exploitation and bribery in our media.”
Other episodes in the series include:
The press corps of royal correspondents is described by Harry as “essentially the Royal Family’s extended public relations arm.” A deal that has been in place for over 30 years.” He believes that his trauma is being portrayed in the media as a “control narrative.”
Meghan refers to the time leading up to their engagement as a “orchestrated reality show” in episode three, and her interview was “rehearsed.”
His family was “incredibly impressed” when Harry and Meghan first met. “However, my relationship with an American actress is likely to have clouded their judgment at first.”
“So much of what Meghan is and how she is reminds me of my mother,” Meghan’s father, Prince Harry, says. She possesses my compassion, empathy, assurance, and warmth.”
In addition, despite the fact that Princess Diana’s Panorama interview was obtained illegally, Harry claims that his mother “spoke the truth of her experience.”
Doria Ragland, the duchess’s mother, claims she warned Meghan about the “racist” harassment. “I said, you may not want to hear this, but this is what will happen,” Ms Ragland says. “I would absolutely have that kind of honest conversation about how the rest of the world perceives you as a parent.”
According to Harry, wearing a Nazi uniform to a party was “one of the biggest mistakes” of his life.
Two trailers for the highly anticipated docuseries allegedly used misleading footage and photos, sparking outrage earlier this week. It will end with three final episodes on December 15 at 08:00 GMT.
The trailers showed archive footage and photographs of Prince Harry and Meghan speaking about being sidelined by the Royal Family and harassed by the media – but at least three of the images are thought to have been taken from unrelated events. The Sussexes’ production company, Archewell, and Netflix have not responded.
As they traveled to New York to accept a human rights award on Tuesday, reporters posed awkward questions to Prince Harry and Meghan, such as “Are you putting money before family, Harry?” and “Are you causing harm to your family, Harry?”
The royal couple stepped down as senior royals in March 2020 and now live in California with their two young children, Archie and Lilibet.
They have given several interviews about life in the Royal Family since their departure, including their famous Oprah interview last year, in which they accused an unnamed member of the family of racism and Meghan admitted to having suicidal thoughts.
The couple has also spoken out about their relationship with the media, blaming racist tabloid coverage for their decision to step down as senior royals.
They’ve since gotten interviews, started podcasts, and campaigned. Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, will be released in January.