The first three episodes Harry and Megan, a Netflix “world event” (their words) chronicling Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tabloid-ravaged love story, from the royal couple’s first date to their wedding, offered few surprises. We delve into their personal history – Megan’s early years negotiating her mixed-race upbringing in the Valley; Harry’s shock over the loss of his mother, Princess Diana – and suit The actress’s unease when it comes to royal habits. So little was mined from the first three hours of the documentary series that The Firm loyalists could take advantage of to slam their favorite punching bag was an out-of-context segment in which Megan reprises her debut in The Beginning.
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Perhaps the only curious revelation was Harry’s admission of being deeply shamed by that Nazi costume he wore to a masquerade ball as a teenager, and Markle’s estranged father Thomas circulating photos to British tabloids as he darkened Meghan and Harry in the run-up to their royal wedding. . Some of the extras in director Liz Garbus’ doc, like Megan’s description of her lifestyle site as a thriving enterprise that pushes boundaries, or her constant insistence that she knows exactly nothing About Prince Harry before the naivety of their coupling dynasty. And the whole project seems to have arrived a year and a half late given Oprah’s blockbuster interview, those stumbling Spotify podcasts, and Harry’s Apple TV+ mental health documentary series. I can’t see it.
Where’s the tea? Will Harry and/or Meghan finally reveal the mysterious royal mask that questioned how dark their baby’s skin was, or the attitude of King Charles III and Prince William towards Meghan, or the rumored feud between Meghan and Kate Middleton, or whether the palace was a scapegoat for Meghan to hide the prince’s scandal Andrew Epstein, or those rumors of a royal affair in its final three episodes, which will drop on December 15th? Is this really worth more than six hours of your precious time?
Somewhat. After a flurry of Meghan-friendly PR, including highlighting her work with victims of the Grenfell Tower fires and talking heads praising her ability to “speak effortlessly to a different generation,” Harry and Megan Mining the tabloid’s relentless attacks on Meghan – tearing down her alleged “singer” behavior, calling her “gangster”, making unsubstantiated claims of links to terror suspects, comparing her unfavorably to Kate Middleton, and inundating her with tropes of an angry black woman.
“It was like, It would all stop if I wasn’t here. And that was the scariest thing about it — was it such lucid thinking,” Megan says of her suicidal ideation.
Her mother, Doria Ragland, fights back tears and remembers how Megan came so close to ending her own life and the sense of helplessness she felt. According to Meghan, the royal family wouldn’t allow her to get treatment because of the way she would look, and Harry deeply regrets prioritizing his royal role over that of a loving husband.
“Looking back now, I hate myself for it,” he says.
In episode five, Harry recalls a heated summit between Harry, Meghan, and the rest of the royal family at Sandringham House on January 13, 2020, where they discussed their decision to not only move to Canada but to be “half-in-and-half” in terms of royal duties.
“It was terrifying to have my brother yelling and yelling at me, my dad saying things that simply weren’t true, and my grandma sitting there quietly taking it all in,” Harry sighed.
Harry also accuses his older brother and The Firm of issuing a joint statement from the royal brothers who are exploiting reports that William is guilty of “bullying” Harry and Meghan outside the royal family – without Harry’s consent.
It’s hard to feel very Sorry Harry and Meghan because the docuseries covers the famous couple holed up in Tyler Perry’s massive California mansion with its rolling hills, hiking trails, and outdoor pool at the height of the coronavirus pandemic — “there are people dying,” as Kourtney Kardashian puts it. (Perry also reveals that he is godfather to Harry and Meghan’s daughter, Lilibet.) daily Mailheartbreaking.
We learned that Beyoncé texted Meghan the day after Oprah’s big couple interview with Meghan narrating, “She said she wanted me to feel safe and protected. She admires and respects my bravery and vulnerability, and believes I’ve been chosen to break generational curses that need healing.”
In one rather tense scene, Meghan confronts Harry and accuses William of knowing about leaked text messages between her and her ex-caller regarding a personal letter she wrote to her father, who is at the center of the action. Mail lawsuit.
In general, though, Harry and Megan It sees the royals take the high road – refusing to address much of the drama and family strife that has led them to Santa Barbara, thousands of miles from Buckingham Palace. Maybe it would be a good idea for Harry to keep it in the diary.
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