Harry and Meghan drop Prince William bombshells and more in Netflix series!
Harry & Meghan has concluded with three final episodes, spanning from the pair's wedding to their decision to step down from their roles as senior working royals.
While the first half largely stayed clear of direct attacks on the family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not hold back in the final volume.
Meghan fondly recalled several memories with the royals, including King Charles III walking her down the aisle after her father refused to do so. However, both Meghan and Harry went on to describe some of the darker moments in their relationships with the family.
Prince Harry had some particularly surprising confessions about his relationship with his brother, Prince William. The 38-year-old revealed what really went down when he told his brother of his desire to step down as a working royal during a family meeting with then-Prince Charles and the late Queen Elizabeth II.
"It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me, and my father say things that just simply weren’t true, and my grandmother quietly sit there and take it all in," Harry said.
Prince Harry recalls brother's betrayal
In the fifth episode of the TV show, the Duke of Sussex revealed that he had initially asked the royal family for a "half in, half out" role within the institution rather than a clean exit.
Their proposed plan was to leave the UK but continue working on behalf of the Queen, which they would fund themselves.
But as Harry notes, the family was unwilling to negotiate in a family meeting that took a tense turn. He also discussed a joint statement sent denying media speculation that the Sussexes had exited due to bullying from the now-Prince of Wales.
Despite the statement appearing to be from both brothers, Harry revealed no one had approached him about putting his name on the statement.
"I called M, and she burst into floods of tears because within four hours they were happy to lie to protect my brother, and yet for three years they were never willing to tell the truth to protect us," he said.
He admits he felt especially betrayed by the act as he and his brother had promised never to trade stories with the press.
"I mean, the saddest part of it was this wedge created between myself and my brother so that he's now on the institution's side," Harry said.
Harry and Meghan talk media abuse
The tabloids have been a significant target throughout the series so far.
Harry and Meghan gave viewers a further sense of the devastating toll the media has taken on them in the sixth episode of the series.
After they had moved to Santa Barbara, California in 2020, the Duchess of Sussex continued to battle overwhelming stress due to the persistent media harassment. She had been struggling, especially with the negative attention after The Daily Mail leaked a letter she had sent to her estranged father.
Meghan was pregnant at the time but tragically suffered a miscarriage, and Harry pointed the finger of blame squarely at the Mail.
"Now, do we absolutely know the miscarriage was created, caused by that? 'Course we don't," Harry said. "But bearing in mind the stress that that caused, the lack of sleep and the timing of the pregnancy, how many weeks in she was, I can say, from what I saw, that miscarriage was created by what they were trying to do to her."
After a three-year legal battle, Meghan won a lawsuit against the Mail stemming from the 2019 letter leak.
In the docuseries, she tearfully recalled the death threats she had received on social media due to the tabloid's negative headlines and said she feared for her children's safety.
Prince Harry is set to spill even more royal secrets in his upcoming memoir, Spare, which will hit shelves in January 2023.
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