The six-part series is a behind-the-scenes look at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together, looking at everything from their initial courtship and subsequent arguments to Harry. blasting the media for racism and the couple’s return from royalty and their new life in California.
Directed by Emmy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Liz Garbus, the series features candid interviews with The Post columnist Piers Morgan’s re-introduction of Princess Pinocchio and Prince Charming, as well as their family and friends. takes t has been said before.
Below are the 13 biggest tidbits you need to know from the first three episodes Netflix.
1. Harry says they have to give up their royal duties to ‘protect’ Meghan
At the launch of the series, Prince Harry said they wanted to make documentaries to dispel “misinformation” about them.
“It’s not just about our story. It has always been bigger than us. No one knows the whole truth. We know the full truth,” he said.
“The institution knows the full truth. And the media knows the full truth because they are involved. And I think anyone else in my situation would have done the same thing. “
Markle added: “For the last six years of my life, books have been written about our story by people I don’t even know.”
2. Harry and Meghan actually met on Instagram
The pair reportedly met through mutual friends – but Prince Harry says he first saw Markle’s silly snapchat dog filter while scrolling through Instagram. When a mutual friend addressed Markle, they called her “Prince Haz.”
“I panicked, I was scared, I was sweating,” she said. However, he said he was not affected by his delay. “I didn’t know him. I was like, “I’m not doing this… very special person [he thinks] Will any girl sit for half an hour for you?
The couple also revealed that Prince Harry has a real list of qualities he looks for in a woman, but when asked to share, he said “let’s not go there”.
3. Harry had to learn some things about Meghan from the press
After reports of their romance surfaced, Markle revealed that she was followed by paparazzi on the Suits set during filming. “They paid off some of their neighbors go live my camera in my backyard… It was scary. My face was everywhere, the tabloids took over everything,” he said.
However, while headlines have been flying about Markle as the couple are in the ‘getting to know each other’ stage of their relationship, Harry said: ‘There have been things said and written. [in the press]I had to go to him to ask.
4. Meghan was not treated as a “black woman” until she moved to the UK
“Don’t say anything from the palace,” he said. “As for the family, everything he went through, they went through. “My wife had to go through this, why should your girlfriend be treated differently, why should you be treated differently?” And I said: “The difference here is the element of race.”
Later in the documentary, Harry said: “My children are mixed race and I’m proud of that … the most important thing for both of us is that we don’t repeat the mistakes that our parents made.”
5. Meghan was shocked at how “official” Will and Kate were
In the second part of the documentary, Markle talks about her initial ignorance of how to act around the royal family, such as not knowing how to behave when meeting the Queen. She also said: “I was in ripped jeans and barefoot when Will and Kate came over for dinner. I always hugged I didn’t realize it was boring to many Brits. I began to understand very quickly that the formality outside also affects the inside … You close the door and you say: “Okay, now relax!” However, this formality continued on both sides. It was surprising to me.”
6. Harry’s Nazi gaffe “made him so embarrassed”
Prince Harry wore a Nazi uniform to a party in 2005 talks about a fight Docda “probably one of the biggest mistakes of my life. I felt so ashamed after that, all I wanted to do was fix it,” he said. He then said he spoke to a chief rabbi in London and a Holocaust survivor in Berlin. “I would have ignored it and probably made the same mistakes in my life. But I learned from it.”
7. Harry blames himself for falling out with Thomas Markle
Shortly before the wedding, Markle’s father, Thomas, shocked Markle and her mother by posing for paparazzi, resulting in a row. Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, said: “I’m shocked that Tom is going to be part of this circus,” and Markle said that her father found out through the tabloids that he wasn’t coming to her wedding because he wouldn’t accept her. calls. “It’s very sad what happened,” says Harry. “He had a father before, but now he doesn’t.” If Meg hadn’t been with me, her dad would still be her dad.
8. Harry compared Meghan to her mother, Princess Diana
In the first episode of the series, Harry talks about his late mother, Princess Diana, and talks about her and Meghan. are similar in many ways.
“Meghan is very much like my mother in what and how she is. She has the same love. She has the same empathy. She has the same confidence. She has the same warmth,” he said.
Harry also compared Diana’s hounding by the paparazzi to online trolls stalking Meghan – saying it was “basically the hunter and the prey”.
“It’s so hard to see another woman I love go through this feeding frenzy,” she said.
“In my mother’s day it was physical abuse, cameras in your face, people chasing you. “Paparazzi still harass people, but the harassment is now more online,” he added.
9. Harry talked about his mother and his parents’ divorce
Harry says in the series that he remembers his childhood as “full of laughter” – but has no early memories of his mother.
“I kind of blocked them from the inside,” he admitted.
“But I remember her laughing, her innocent laugh, always telling me, ‘You could be in trouble – just don’t get caught,'” he added.
The Duke also spoke about how he was “bounced around” during his parents’ divorce.
“I think most kids who are the product of divorced parents have a lot in common, no matter what your background is,” he said.
“Being taken from one place to another, or your parents can be competitive, or you’re farther away than you want to be in one place, less than you want to be in another.”
10. Meghan’s first meeting with Queen Elizabeth II is a “shock”
When Markle first met the Queen, it was a “shock to the system”.
“My grandmother was the first senior member of the family that Meghan met. She had no idea what it was all about, so it was a bit of a shock to the system for her,” Harry said.
There were no big “now you’re going to meet my grandma” moments. “I didn’t know I was going to meet him a few minutes ago,” added Markle.
Harry also admitted he had to explain to Markle how to behave for the Queen.
“I remember we were driving and he said, ‘You know how to talk, right?’ he thought. And I thought it was a joke,” Markle said.
“How do you explain that to people? How do you explain bowing to your grandmother? And you will have to cut back. Especially for an American. “It’s weird,” Harry continued.
11. There is a “high degree of unconscious bias” in the royal family
In the documentary, Michael, Princess of Kent, wore a Blackamoor brooch to an event attended by Markle in 2017, and Harry spoke of “unconscious bias”.
“In this family, sometimes you’re part of the problem, not part of the solution. There is a great deal of unconscious bias. The thing about unconscious bias is that it’s really nobody’s fault. But once you point it out or identify it in yourself, you have to correct it,” he said.
“It’s education. It’s awareness. It’s a work in progress for everyone, including me.”
12. Archie has an American accent
Archie, who has rarely been in the public eye since birth, has had his time in the spotlight in a documentary – and it’s been revealed he has an American accent.
Fans heard Archie’s speech in footage of Harry birdwatching with his son.
The couple also posted photos of their daughter Lilibet, who was born in June.
13. Harry and Meghan say the royal family has declined to comment
The series begins with a statement that “members of the royal family have declined to comment on the content of this series.”
However, Palace sources said that Netflix did it’s not ask the royal family for a comment on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new documentary, but the streaming giant and filmmakers say it’s not. One source A claim was made to Page Six shortly after the premiere Neither Buckingham Palace, which represents King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, nor Kensington Palace, which represents Prince William and Kate Middleton, nor other family members could be reached for comment.
“Harry and Meghan” will have three more episodes on Netflix on December 15.