Moments in Harry and Meghan's series could make Charles uncomfortableDecember 9, 2022
The seven moments in Harry and Meghan’s Netflix series that will leave King Charles devastated: From Diana’s Panorama interview to Royal family ‘drama’
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Key moments in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell Netflix series could make King Charles feel uncomfortable – from Diana’s famous Panorama interview to royal family ‘drama’.
In the first three episodes, which dropped at 8am on Thursday, Meghan told of finding the formality of royal life ‘surprising’, while Harry said his family’s view of his wife were ‘clouded’ by her being an American actress.
Archive footage of Diana and the then Prince of Wales, with Harry and his older brother William were shown in the tell-all series in which Harry spoke about ‘public pressure and drama’ his family experienced when he was a child.
Revelations from Harry in the first few episodes include him saying he is his ‘mother’s son,’ claiming his mother was left ‘alone’ following her divorce from Charles, saying Diana spoke the ‘truth’ of her experience in the Panorama interview – as well as him saying it was important he and Meghan did not ‘repeat the same mistakes’ their parents made.
Prince Harry said he was his ‘mother’s son’ as he spoke about how she made decisions with her heart
Meghan and Harry’s highly-anticipated series is being put out in two parts, with the first three episodes of the six-part docu-series now available to stream
Prince Harry described himself as his ‘mother’s son’ when talking about how Princess Diana made decisions with her heart.
‘I think for so many people in the family, especially obviously the men, there can be a temptation or an urge to marry someone who would fit in the mold as opposed to someone who perhaps you are destined to be with,’ Harry says in episode one.
‘The difference between making decisions with your head, or your heart.
‘My mum made most of her decisions, if not all of them, from her heart.
‘And I am my mother’s son,’ he said, putting emphasis on the ‘am’.
‘And I am my mother’s son,’ Harry said, putting emphasis on the ‘am’
The Netflix documentary covers the birth of Prince Harry and some of his childhood
Harry on being part of a family that was ‘different’ – there was always ‘pressure, drama and tears’
‘Do I remember a moment when I suddenly realised that my family is different? No, I think it’s just gradual,’ Harry says in episode one.
Royal family photos are shared in the Netflix documentary, showing Harry’s early years.
But he joked there was no point in time that the Queen stood up and taught them what ‘it means to be in the royal family’.
He said his childhood was filled with laughter, happiness and adventure.
But he said he doesn’t have many early memories of his mum, almost as if he ‘blocked them out’.
‘But I always remember her laugh, her cheeky laugh,’ he said, adding that he will always be a cheeky person inside.’
He spoke about the media interest in his family when they went on holiday, the ‘public pressure and drama’.
Harry said: ‘There was always public pressure with its fair share of drama, stress and also tears – and witnessing those tears.
‘I could always see it on my mum’s face, and I guess those are the moments when I thought OK, what am I? What am I part of?’
The Netflix documentary showed clips of Diana saying she wanted to ‘protect’ her children
Harry saying Diana ‘spoke her truth’ in Panorama interview
Speaking about his late mother, Prince Harry said Princess Diana had a ‘lived experience’ of how she was ‘struggling living that life’ and that she felt ‘compelled to talk about it…especially in that Panorama interview.’
‘I think we all now know that she was deceived into giving the interview – but at the same time she spoke the truth of her experience,’ he said, in episode one.
Prince Harry says Diana spoke the ‘truth of her experience’ in the Panorama interview
The separation of Diana and Charles – as Harry says she was left ‘by herself’ after divorce
The documentary cuts to an announcement by John Major on December 9, 1992, that ‘with regret’ the Prince and Princess of Wales had decided to separate.
He says the decision had been reached ‘amicably’ and they would both continue to participate fully in the upbringing of their children.
The documentary then shows a clip from the famous Panorama interview where Diana says: ‘Everything changed after we separated and life became very difficult for me.’
Harry’s voiceover then says that the moment Diana divorced and left the institution, she was by herself.
‘The pain and the suffering of women marrying into this institution, I remember thinking, how can I ever find someone who is willing and capable to be able to withstand all the baggage that comes with being with me?’
The documentary cuts to an announcement on December 9, 1992, that ‘with regret’ the Prince and Princess of Wales had decided to separate
‘What’s most important for the two of us is to make sure we don’t repeat the same mistakes that perhaps our parents made’ – Harry
The Duke of Sussex said it is important that he and the Duchess of Sussex ‘don’t repeat the same mistakes’ their parents made.
Episode two of Netflix documentary Harry & Meghan showed the duke walking with his son, Archie.
Harry said: ‘When my kids grow up and they look back at this moment and they turn to me and say what did you do in this moment – I want to be able to give them an answer.
‘I think it’s such a responsibility as human beings that if you bring a small person into this world that you should be doing everything you can to make the world a better place for them,’ he said.
‘But equally what’s most important for the two of us is to make sure we don’t repeat the same mistakes that perhaps our parents made.’
‘I think most kids who are the product of divorced parents have a lot in common, no matter what your background is,’ he adds.
‘Being pulled from one place to the other, or maybe your parents are competitive. Or you’re in one place longer than you want to be and in another less than you want to be. There’s all sorts of pieces to that.’
Meghan added: ‘There’s so much I think from anyone’s childhood that you bring with you into the present, especially when you are the product of divorce.’
The Duke of Sussex said it is important that he and the Duchess of Sussex ‘don’t repeat the same mistakes’ their parents made
Never-before-seen footage of Meghan and Harry with their children is seen in the documentary
Harry said: ‘When my kids grow up and they look back at this moment and they turn to me and say what did you do in this moment – I want to be able to give them an answer’
Harry claims royal family members asked why Meghan should be ‘protected’ when their wives ‘went through it’
The Duke of Sussex has said members of the royal family asked why the Duchess of Sussex should be ‘protected’ when they questioned newspaper headlines about her.
Speaking in episode two of Harry & Meghan, the six-part Netflix docuseries released on Thursday, he said: ‘The direction from the Palace was don’t say anything.
‘But what people need to understand is, as far as a lot of the family were concerned, everything that she was being put through, they had been put through as well.
‘So it was almost like a rite of passage, and some of the members of the family were like ‘my wife had to go through that, so why should your girlfriend be treated any differently? Why should you get special treatment? Why should she be protected?”
‘I said ‘the difference here is the race element’.’
Meghan meeting the Queen for the first time was a ‘shock to the system’
The Duke of Sussex described during episode two how Meghan meeting the Queen for the first time was a ‘shock to the system’.
Harry said: ‘My grandmother was the first senior member of the family that Meghan met. She had no idea what it all consisted of so it was a bit of a shock to the system for her.’
Meghan said: ‘There wasn’t like some big moment of ‘Now you’re going to meet my grandmother’. I didn’t know I was going to meet her until moments before.
‘We were in the car and we were going to Royal Lodge for lunch, and he’s like ‘Oh, my grandmother’s here, we’re going to meet her after church.’ And I remember we were in the car driving up and he’s like ‘You know how to curtsy, right?’ And I just thought it was a joke.’
The Duke of Sussex described during episode two how Meghan meeting the Queen for the first time was a ‘shock to the system’
Meghan laughs as she shows how she curtsied when she met the Queen for the first time
Meghan and the Queen pictured together in June, 2018 at a royal engagement in Cheshire
Harry said: ‘How do you explain that to people? How do you explain that you bow to your grandmother? And that you will need to curtsy. Especially to an American. That’s weird.’
Meghan added: ‘Now I’m starting to realise ‘This is a big deal’. I mean, Americans will understand this… We have medieval times, dinner and tournament. It was like that.’
In the opening scenes, began with a written statement on black background saying it was a ‘first hand account of Harry & Meghan’s story told with never before seen personal archive’.
It added all interviews were finished in August 2022 and then a statement appeared saying: ‘Members of the Royal Family declined to comment on the content within this series.’
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