It appears that the Sussexes have taken the gloves off completely.
In the concluding parts of their open-and-honest documentary series, the pair didn’t hold back, offering a remarkable inside look at why they left the UK, as reported by CNN.
The episodes picked back up from 2018 as Prince Harry married Meghan at Windsor.
The pair recalled fond memories, such as when then-Prince Charles – whom Meghan described as “very charming” – stepped in to escort her down the aisle after helping with musical arrangements ahead of the big day.
The picture Harry painted of the royal household wasn’t especially flattering.
“It shifts the balance,” Prince Harry said.
The subsequent press attacks, the lack of action from the palace to prevent them and the couple’s increasing suspicions that the royal household was actually feeding the media pushed Meghan to a dark place.
“And that was the scariest thing about it, it was such clear thinking,” she recalled, elaborating on the suicidal ideations she first raised while speaking to Oprah last year.
Harry went further and blamed the constant media intrusion as a critical stressor that ultimately led to his wife’s miscarriage in 2020.
Unlike last week, this batch of episodes saw Harry and Meghan target specific members of the family, with the duke recalling his brother losing his temper during a crucial crunch summit at Sandringham as they discussed the couple’s long-term future.
“But you have to understand that from the family’s perspectives, especially from hers, there are ways of doing things.
And her ultimate mission and goal, responsibility, is the institution … she’s going to go on the advice that she’s given,” Harry said.
The gulf that had been put between the duke and his brother was the “saddest part,” according to him.
“Part of it I get—his that’s inheritance,” he continued, “and to some level, it’s already ingrained in him that part of his obligation is the survival and preservation of the institution.”
The project’s forensic analysis of the couple’s contentious break with the Windsor family was its second-to-last component, and it was explicitly framed via a Sussex perspective.
But overthrowing the monarchy has never been a priority for Harry and Meghan. It was done so that they could speak their truth and defend themselves against how the tabloid press had portrayed them. Speaking up has unfortunately resulted in some of their comments had a negative impact on the family.
Even though it has cost him his relationship with his father and brother, Harry adds, “I’ve always felt this was a struggle worth fighting for.”
At the conclusion of the last episode, he observed, “I’ve had to come to terms with the notion that we’re probably never going to have actual accountability or a sincere apology. “My wife and I are moving on and concentrating on what’s next.”
No family support
In the end, the couple attributes the difficulties and pressures they had as working royals in the media. However, we now fully get their viewpoint: They believe that the palace might have reduced the level of hostility they endured, confronted the media, and put family above the institution.
In a statement to CNN on Thursday, Buckingham Palace once more stated that it will not be commenting on the claims made in the docuseries. Instead, the royals went about their regularly planned activities and conducted business as usual. Before joining other members of the family for the Princess of Wales’ Westminster Abbey carol concert, the King and Queen Consort paid a visit to a community kitchen in London.
It is obvious that the family has decided not to support the documentary series. That might be their greatest chance of putting an immediate end to this highly visible argument. The Sussex version of events, however, will be ingrained in the public consciousness if it is not refuted.
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