The first three episodes of ‘Harry & Meghan’, the highly-anticipated Netflix docuseries about Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, dropped on Thursday after a frenzy of speculative reporting within the British media concerning the content material and the way damaging it will be for King Charles III and Prince William, studies ‘Variety’.
None of the royal members of the family agreed to be interviewed for the collection, which incorporates a lot of revelations on the Harry-Meghan love story — they met over Instagram and Harry was late for his first date! — and likewise concerning the early bumps of their relationship with the household.
The first three episodes, nonetheless, don’t include something which will upset the royal household, however it carries footage from Princess Diana’s controversial ‘Panorama’ interview with the now-disgraced BBC journalist Martin Bashir, which, ‘Variety’ notes, is “likely to anger” the Prince of Wales.
It emerged final yr that the interview had been secured through fraudulent means. Earlier this yr BBC publicly apologized to William and Harry, and donated the $1.6 million it earned from the interview. Prince William had then mentioned: “It is my firm view that this ‘Panorama’ programme holds no legitimacy and should never be aired again.”
In the docuseries, in keeping with ‘Variety’, Harry says: “I think we all now know that [Diana] was deceived into giving the interview, but at the same time she spoke the truth of her experience.”
In one other phase, Harry says that male members of the family have been unsympathetic concerning the intense press intrusion into his and Meghan Markle’s lives as a result of their spouses had suffered the identical.
“Some of the members of the family were like, ‘But my wife had to go through that’,” Harry says. “‘So why should your girlfriend be treated any differently? Why should you get special treatment? Why should she be protected?’ And I said the difference here is the race element.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle additionally reveal it was Meghan‘s career as an actor — at the time she was appearing in the long-running legal drama series ‘Suits’ — that was one of many “biggest problems” for the royals. Unnamed family members reportedly predicted to Harry that the connection wouldn’t final.
The couple share intimate particulars about how they met and the primary time Meghan met Harry’s family members, together with William and his spouse Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, in addition to her first interplay with Queen Elizabeth.
Meghan, repeating an anecdote from her interview with Oprah Winfrey final yr, says the assembly with the Queen was sprung upon her unexpectedly, with Harry asking her on the drive to Windsor Castle whether or not she knew learn how to curtsy.
“How do you explain that to people?” Harry says to the collection helmer Liz Garbus. “How do you explain that you need to bow to your grandmother? And that you would need to curtsy, especially to an American. Like, that’s weird.”