February 4, 2023

Harry and Meghan tried to blame everything on racism when they gave a first-hand account of the events that led them to leave royal life in a new Netflix series.

At least that’s the conclusion of the world media after watching the first three episodes, with Spain’s La Vanguardia concluding it amounted less to an attack on the royal family than to perceived racism in British society as a whole.

Italy’s La Repubblica agreed, saying the film is “full” of claims of racism against the UK made by the couple, their supporters and handpicked experts – but it’s a “statement of dubious value” as the series also clearly shows that they are. immensely popular in Britain.

In Germany, Bild said the pair “never miss an opportunity to hit the royal family,” while France’s Le Monde says the documentary does little to dispel the idea that they “never stop repeating the past and damaging accusations.” entry without evidence’.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung points out that they made more than $100 million from the tell-all story and asks, “How much pity can you take?”

Spain’s La Vanguardia concludes Harry and Meghan’s new Netflix documentary tries to blame everything on racism and is less an attack on royalty than an attack on Britain

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Sueddeutsche Zeitung, in Germany, said the series amounts to a “declaration of war” against the monarchy, but asks how much pity one can really feel for the pair

The first three episodes of the series dropped on Netflix this morning and feature a lengthy account of the couple’s first meeting, early courtship and marriage proposal, breaking up a feud with the other royals before the wedding.

It also provided background on Harry and Meghan’s lives growing up and key experiences – such as Diana’s death – that seem to aim to justify many of the claims that will be made in the final three episodes.

They won’t be released until next Thursday, December 15.

France’s Le Parisien said the first episodes contain “nothing new under the sun” but tease “there’s more chaos to come” by telling of the fateful events following Harry and Meghan’s wedding, giving them an insight into royal life and the UK. left for California.

The royal family will have to hold their breath for another week, the newspaper suspects.

Le Monde came to a similar conclusion, saying there were “no surprise revelations” and that the film has so far left old ways that are unlikely to change anyone’s mind.

“On the one hand, they will further exasperate those who believe that the couple never stops repeating the past and have made damaging accusations against the monarchy without evidence,” the newspaper said.

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Die Zeit, the German newspaper, concludes that the Sussexes “know what they are doing” and while the series promises “the truth”, viewers must ask “what truths” they are being told

‘On the other hand, the [documentary] will empower those who think the couple is right to raise their voices against an antiquated institution that – from their point of view – perpetuates racial prejudice.”

El Pais, one of Spain’s largest newspapers, described the film as “a Manichean account”—meaning a black-and-white tale of good and evil—that “lays the groundwork for what comes next: the reasons for their departure.”

Germany’s Die Zeit said that Harry and Meghan will “deal with the British royal family again” in the series and while the series promises to tell “the truth”, viewers should ask themselves “what truths” they will be told.

The newspaper headline reads, “They Know What They’re Doing.”

‘Entertaining… but it feels too much like a repetition’ was the summary of De Telegraaf in the Netherlands, while the Belgian public broadcaster RTBF said it is not a documentary at all but an ‘infomercial’.

“It’s a kind of media stunt, an attempt to restore the image and of course the financial operation, as there is a lucrative contract at stake,” said analyst Hugues Dayez.

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While the pair claim to expose the shady relationship between the royals and the tabloid press, Dayez says that relationship – in which the public subsidizes the family in exchange for “a show” – is already an open secret.

“We don’t believe it for two seconds, that’s the problem: we feel the insincerity of this testimony,” he argues.

While Harry comes across as sincere and emotional at times — especially when he talks about past traumas and his mother Diana in particular — Dayez concludes that Meghan’s own emotions come across as fake and staged.

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“There’s a broken relationship with him,” he says. The interview where they’re together, at one point she jokes about the fact that she had to curtsy and she didn’t know about it, and we see he’s having a hard time because she’s talking about his family.”

Norway’s national broadcaster, NRK, interviewed a royal expert who said the fallout from the series is likely to be “all-out war” between the couple and other royals.

The Swedish Expressen concluded that there is now ‘no turning back’ for Harry.