Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, detailed their breakup with the British royal family in the final episodes of their controversial Netflix documentary.
Harry said it was “horrendous” that his brother Prince William shouted at him during his acrimonious separation from his clan in early 2020, a period in which the couple were very different from the administration and the royal family. He opened the wounds between them. It seems to be still going on.
Episodes four, five and six of “Harry and Meghan” air Thursday, and cover the couple’s challenges since their 2018 wedding. Meghan’s deteriorating mental health and her 2020 miscarriage, and ultimately their decision to leave as working family members.
Harry said he initially wanted a “half-in, half-out” arrangement, where Harry and Meghan would have their own jobs but still work to support the Queen during a tense family reunion. . “But it soon became clear that it wasn’t meant to be debated or debated,” Harry said.
Recalling the conversation with Prince William, he said: “It was scary that my brother was yelling and screaming at me, and my father was saying things that just weren’t true, and my grandmother was sitting there quietly and It all took off.” Then Prince Charles, and Queen Elizabeth II.
“But you have to understand that from the family’s point of view, especially from her, there are ways of doing things. And her ultimate mission and purpose, responsibility, is administration… She will carry out the advice that She’s given it,” Harry said.
Throughout the new episodes, the couple explain how, in their view, their position in the royal family is insecure after the constant harassment of the British media and the repeated disregard for the couple’s well-being within the palace walls. become
Buckingham Palace reiterated that it would not comment on Thursday’s documentary. Meanwhile, royal engagements continue, with King Charles and Camilla, the Queen’s consort, visiting a community kitchen in London and attending a carol service with the Prince and Princess of Wales and other family members.
Harry hinted that there was jealousy from other members of the royal family towards Meghan as she initially received media attention. “The issue is that someone who gets married, who is supposed to be supportive, then steals fame or does better than someone who was born to do it,” he said.
“It upsets people. It upsets the balance. Because you’ve been led to believe that the only way your charity can succeed and your mission can grow is if you’re on the front pages of these newspapers.
The series also refers to Meghan’s deteriorating mental health and her miscarriage in July 2020. “I was pregnant. I didn’t really sleep the first morning we woke up in our new house when I miscarried,” Meghan said.
She described experiencing suicidal thoughts, telling the filmmakers that she believed “if I’m not here it’s all going to stop. And that was the scariest thing about it, it was such a vivid thought.
“Lies, that’s one thing. When you live in this family you kind of get used to it,” Harry added. “But what they were doing to her, and the effect it had on her…enough. Enough of the pain, enough of the pain.”
“I just did what I could to make them proud, and really be part of the family,” Meghan said in episode five, talking about her relationship with the rest of the royal family. “And then the bubble burst.”
“I realized I wasn’t just being thrown to the wolves, I was being fed to the wolves,” she said.
Netflix’s highly anticipated documentary marks the Sussexes’ latest attempt to reclaim the narrative surrounding their exit from royal life.
It details the increasingly strained relationship between Harry and his brother William and his father King Charles III. And it underscores the suggestion that the royal family wanted to isolate and isolate the couple, often through negative media reporting, rather than make them more senior royals in popularity.
“My father told me: ‘Dear boy, you can’t talk about the media. The media will always be the media,'” Harry said, describing the palace’s relationship with the news as a “dirty game”.
The culmination of the rift between the royal administration and Harry and Meghan, once regarded by some sections of the media as a force for modernizing the monarchy, was their historic and controversial decision in early 2020 to end the royal family’s work. leave as members and leave the UK.
Harry said he spoke to Queen Elizabeth II and arranged for her to meet with Meghan, before the split.
“She knew we were finding things difficult. I’ve talked to her about it a few times,” Harry said. But as the meeting approached, Meghan said they received a message from an aide saying they would not be allowed to see the King.
“I’ve actually been told I’ve been busy all week,” the Queen then told Harry, according to his recollection. “I was like, wow,” Harry said. Meghan added: “That’s when the family and the family business are in direct conflict… really what they’re doing is preventing the grandchild from seeing their grandmother.”
The pair were critical of the Queen’s aides but once again praised the late monarch herself, who died in September aged 96, shortly after filming for the series ended.
Their documentary, and Harry’s upcoming memoir, focuses heavily on the troubled relationship between the prince and his father, King Charles.
Thursday’s release follows a series of episodes last week, in which Prince Harry criticized “unconscious bias” in the family.
It remains to be seen whether the project will boost the couple’s popularity as they look to embody their post-royal personas.
Six in 10 Britons believe it was a bad idea for the Duke and Duchess to release a Netflix documentary, according to a Savannah poll of 2,250 British adults conducted online from December 9 to 11. Happened, between the release of the first and second part. sort of
The same poll found that both Harry and Meghan have a negative approval rating among the British public – 3 and -19 respectively, when negative opinion is subtracted from positive opinion – in contrast to Prince William’s high popularity (+60) and Charles III (+36).
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