In Netflix’s ‘Harry & Meghan’ documentary, Prince Harry recalls being yelled at and yelled at by his brother, William, the Prince of Wales, during a family summit.
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Prince Harry has described the terror of being yelled at by his brother Prince William during a summit to discuss his royal roles and his wife Meghan, in a new Netflix documentary.
In the second part of netflixIn the ‘Harry & Meghan’ documentary, released on Thursday, Harry said his father, King Charles, said things that ‘just weren’t true’ while the late Queen Elizabeth remained silent, during a peak that ultimately led to the Sussexes’ departure from Britain’s Royal Family.
“It was terrifying to see my brother yell and yell at me, and my dad said things that just weren’t true, and my grandma just sat there quietly and kind of figured it all out” , Harry says in episode five.
Netflix released three more episodes of the six-part series on Thursday, which it bills as an “unprecedented and in-depth” documentary.
They follow the release last week of three initial episodes, in which Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, launched what they called the “exploitation and corruption” of the British press.
You have to understand that from the family’s point of view, and especially from your own, there are ways to do it.
The streaming platform said on Tuesday that the series had become its the greatest debut documentary to dateattracting 81.55 million viewing hours worldwide in the first four days of release.
It also appeared in the streamer’s Top 10 TVs list in 85 countries and ranked number one in the UK.
The initial installment acted as a love letter to the couple’s high-profile relationship, revealing new details about their first introduction in 2016, but it was notable as much for what it left out as what it contained.
The second episode, however, proved to be more explosive with apparent revelations about the events leading up to the couple’s final decision to leave the royal family in 2020.
A disclaimer at the start of the first episode states that members of the royal family “have declined to comment on the content of this series.” However, a senior royal source confirmed to NBC News that neither Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, nor any member of the royal family were aware of such an approach to commenting on the content of the series.
“There are ways to do it”
Episode five recalls how, in January 2020, the late Queen called “an urgent meeting of members of the Royal Family at Sandringham to discuss a new role for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex”.
Known as the Sandringham Summit, it included Harry, as well as then-Queen Charles and William.
“You have to understand that from the family’s point of view, and especially from his own, there are ways of doing things,” Harry says, referring to the Queen. “And its ultimate kind of mission, purpose or responsibility is the institution.”
Netflix’s series about Prince Harry and Meghan has become the streaming giant’s biggest documentary debut to date.
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Harry also noted in the episode that he had been considering moving overseas for several years and had written an email to his father telling him that the couple would relinquish their titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex if they could not move abroad.
Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace have yet to respond publicly to the series, nor did they immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on the allegations.
Being fed to wolves
The rest of the series follows in the same vein as the first episode, with the couple claiming Meghan’s rejection by the royal family and the intrusion of the British press.
Meghan says she was told the royal establishment considered her an “alien body”.
“It’s like this fish that swims perfectly, and then one day this foreign organism comes along, and then it’s all like ‘what is this? What is it doing here? doesn’t look like, he doesn’t move like us, we don’t like it, take that off us,” Meghan recalled, recalling her private secretary telling her in episode four.
“She just explained that, you know, they’ll soon see, it’s stronger, faster, even better with this organism as an integral part,” she continues.
Elsewhere, Meghan describes being “fed to the wolves” of the tabloid media after failing to fit in with the family.
I realized that I was not just being thrown to the wolves, I was being fed to the wolves.
The couple have long claimed that Meghan has been abused by the British media, including because of her race – claims the media have dismissed.
“I realized I wasn’t just being thrown to the wolves, I was being fed to the wolves,” she says.
“It was already clear to the media that the Palace was not going to protect her. Once that happens, the floodgates open,” adds Harry.
Episode four also includes additional comments from Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, who recalled her daughter wanting to kill herself due to media backlash.
“I remember her telling me she wanted to kill herself,” she says.
“I knew it was bad, but being constantly harassed by these vultures – just preying on her mind – that she would actually think she didn’t want to be here… that’s not easy for a mother to hear, ” She adds.
‘Harry & Meghan’, which was directed by Oscar-nominated Liz Garbus, is one of a series of programs the Sussexes are producing under a commercial deal with Netflix as they forge a new life in outside the royal family.
Their production house, Archewell Productions, is set to release another Netflix series, “Heart of Invictus,” in 2023.