‘Meghan And Harry’ is a beautiful eyeopening documentary that bystanders hate



M & H are trying to escape the outside forces attacking them.

I’m no stranger to the royal family and their drama (as I love drama), so it would make sense that I would watch Netflix’s documentary “Harry and Meghan” as soon as possible. This six episode docu-series is supposed to reveal the couple’s truth, which remained behind closed doors as said in the trailer, but bystanders don’t see it that way. It seems whenever media stations, including People and ABC News, post information about the couple, the comments are generally attacking them.
Some of the comments make sense, basically asking why they are doing a documentary, a book, Harry’s memoir titled “Spare”, and a 60 minutes interview. All of this media looks like attention seeking to various people. Other comments, however, have been anything other than pleasant. They consisted of “Why do they need this? They already have money,” “Attention seekers and money grabbers,” “I wonder how much they’re getting paid,” and “Why is this news?” It’s evident that these onlookers haven’t even dared to watch the series, as it reveals the hardships and heartbreak they had to go through, all while no one defended them. Which is why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had to do it themselves.
The first thing I learned? Harry and Meghan’s relationship is adorable! The series revealed that the couple met through Instagram, their first dance was “Land of 1000 Dances,” and their third date was a week in Botswana.
But unfortunately, my mood quickly soured as the second episode started. I would say the moment I knew it was going to go bad was when she was introduced to the family. No one trained her or gave her any classes on how to be a royal, and if you’ve seen ‘The Princess Diaries,’ you saw how hard it was to learn everything, let alone do it by yourself. It had also been revealed that Harry helped her. She had to learn British etiquette and traditions from Google! It’s ridiculous! It went so far that when Harry asked her if she knew how to curtsy before she first met the queen, she thought he was joking.
I immediately realized that the royal family is not a family you want to be a part of. It definitely sunk in when Markle said: “I guess I started to understand very quickly that the formality on the outside carried through on the inside.” She also adds: “There is a forward-facing way of being. And then you close the door, ‘Oh, great. Okay, we can relax now.’ But that formality carries over on both sides, and that was surprising to me.” They treated her differently because she is a divorcee, an American actress, and a person of color. Clearly, the royal family has a typecast for who they want and allow in their family.
I didn’t think I could hate the outside forces trying to sabotage the couple but it happened. I hate that some of those outside forces were Markle’s own father and half-sister trying to profit off of selling lies. Markle said of her half-sister, “I don’t know your middle name. I don’t know your birthday,” and “You’re telling these people that you raised me?” The media didn’t care if it was true or not: it was someone who knew Markle so they didn’t care. Markle even had to write a private letter to her father (after some encouragement from the Queen) asking him to stop spreading lies but it was ultimately leaked to the press. Huh, I wonder how that happened.
There is a very distinctive difference between British media and American media, and that harassment seems to be okay in the eyes of the British media. In my opinion, Markle was treated the worst by the British media in all royal history. Harry even said he was worried that history would repeat itself, as his mother died because paparazzi were chasing her and she was trying to get away.
What’s absolutely disgusting is the fact that the royal family viewed the media’s harassment of Meghan as a “rite of passage.” That’s not how it should be. She shouldn’t have had to go to the police because there were six men outside her house waiting for a picture and then be told there’s nothing they could do because of who she was dating.
She shouldn’t have been treated worse because she’s mixed race. They shouldn’t have had to sue ‘Mail on Sunday’ in 2018 after it published the letter she wrote to her father. And most importantly, I wished she never had a miscarriage because of all the stress in her life including that lawsuit.
So yes, this documentary was eye opening and was probably excruciatingly painful for them to rehash, but that’s what makes it so beautiful. And that’s what bystanders don’t see but they will if they watch the docuseries. It’s like the saying goes, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.”