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Harry & Meghan is a docuseries with part 1 being released on December 8, 2022 and part 2 being released on December 15, 2022. The docuseries contains 6 episodes. I’ve never had an infatuation with the royal family. I wanted to hear their story from the two of them and not through the media. Let me share my thoughts with all of you now.
Harry & Meghan explores the complexities of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s courtship and their royal exit in the couple’s own words. The first 3 episodes focus on how the couple met, their childhoods, and all the way up to the anticipation of their wedding. The last 3 episodes focus on their wedding, the ambush of the media attacking harry and Meghan (mostly Meghan), and all the way up to their royal exit with the big move to north america.
The cinematography is that classic documentary style. Artsy close-ups with a shallow depth of field and zoom-outs to get the subject in the entire frame. The editing is a mixture of simple and aesthetically pleasing work. The editing was consistent throughout the entire docuseries.
I don’t want to give too much away because if you’re a die hard fan of the royal family or you couldn’t care less, you should watch this. i will be discussing some elements of what i watched over the course of 6 episodes. This is your spoiler warning.
There was so much i truly didn’t know about the relationship between the royal family and the British media. How their was an established relationship between them and how the media was able to invade their lives, especially Harry and Meghan. What the British press and the media worldwide did to Meghan was tragic yet not surprising at all.
Now that we’re in the era of social media, people are able to spread misinformation right at the convenience of their fingertips. It’s heartbreaking to see the reality of how invasive the media can be. Harry and Meghan want to live in peace and be at ease, without having to worry about a paparazzi trespassing on their property or stalking them on a daily basis.
It’s unreal to me how the Royal Family literally fed Meghan to the wolves. They didn’t do anything to protect her. When she sought out resources to better her mental health, they outright denied her of that right because they didn’t want the negative publicity.
It seems as if the royal family never cared about Meghan’s wellbeing in the first place. If they did, maybe the media coverage wouldn’t have been so mentally debilitating.
All Harry and Meghan want is to raise their two children, their family, in a sense of normalcy. After their tumultuous experience as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, it’s what they truly deserve.
Before knowing what I know now, I knew that Harry and Meghan were good people. Regardless of me not being completely obsessed with the royals, i knew they were decent and cared about others. How they interacted with the British public when they’d go off on their royal engagements or when they took their trip to Africa and seeing how they treated the people there.
It’s simply a hard look into the media and how they have this hunger and power to run a story that is either true or false. The media destroyed their lives. The media continues to destroy other people’s lives whether they’re in the public eye or not. I’m glad that Harry and Meghan said enough is enough. I applaud them for standing up for what they believe in. No one has the right to publish anything without the owner’s consent.
I do believe they didn’t tell the entire story. I feel like they redacted a lot of it and could’ve told more but I’m glad they didn’t. Yes, they tore a part the Royal Family and the press but to a certain degree.
After watching this docuseries, I have more respect for Harry and Meghan because of what they endured in the last 4 years and that they wanted to tell their story through their personal experiences and the words coming out of their own mouths.
Harry & Meghan is exclusively streaming on Netflix.
Director: Liz Garbus
Starring: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
Producers: Erica Sashin, Mark Monroe, Dan Coga