Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have taken aim at the UK media and vowed to recall their experiences of their bitter split from the British Royal Family, in their highly anticipated Netflix documentary series.
The project, ‘Harry & Meghan’, was released on Thursday after months of speculation the couple would star in a tell-all series.
In a video diary shown in the first episode, recorded shortly after the couple completed their final royal duties in March 2020, Harry said: ‘It’s really hard to go back now and leave, what the hell s happened? How did we get here? »
He said he had become “genuinely worried about the safety of my family”.
Buckingham Palace will likely be braced for the show’s fallout, after sustained tension between Harry and his father, King Charles, and brother, Prince William.
Harry took aim at the British media in the first minutes of the broadcast. “No one knows this full truth. We know the whole truth, the institution knows the whole truth and the media knows the whole truth because they are in the know,” Harry said.
“My face was everywhere, my life was everywhere, the tabloids took it all,” Meghan added of her early experiences with the press.
Harry also compared Meghan to his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a car accident while being chased by paparazzi in 1997. So much about what Meghan is and how she is so similar to my mother…She has the same confidence, she has this warmth about her,” he said in the first episode.
“I accept that there will be people in the world who will fundamentally disagree with what I did and how I did it. But I knew I had to do everything I could to protect my family. , especially after what happened to my mum,” Harry continued.
The first three episodes were released on Thursday, with three more scheduled for next week. The interviews were completed in August, the month before the queen died, according to the series.
This is a developing story and will be updated.