LONDON ( Associated Press) – Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have launched a scathing attack on the British press and the racism they say fuels coverage of their relationship. He did so in the first three episodes of a new Netflix series in which he promises to tell the “full story” of his split from the royal family.
Based on interviews with the couple as well as their friends and experts in the treatment of racial issues by the press, the first episode of “Harry and Meghan” dissects the fraught relationship between the tabloids and the royal family while delving into history. Racism in the British Empire and how it still pervades society. The episodes do not involve dissident voices, nor have there been any responses from the above journalism companies. Buckingham Palace has declined to comment.
“In this family, you know, you’re part of the problem rather than the solution,” Enrique says in an episode airing Thursday. “There is a huge level of unconscious bias. The problem with unconscious bias is that there is no one to blame for it. But once it has been pointed out or you have recognized it in yourself, you have to do the right thing.” Will happen.”
The treatment of Meghan by the press – and what the couple saw as a lack of solidarity from royal institutions in the face of the coverage – were their main complaints when they distanced themselves from royal life nearly three years ago and moved to Southern California. , Promoted by two trailers hinting at a “war on Meghan”, the series is the couple’s latest attempt to tell their story,
The series comes at a crucial moment for the monarchy, as King Carlos III seeks to show that the institution remains a work even after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, whose personal popularity has fueled the crown during her 70 years in power. criticized. , Charles argues that the House of Windsor can help unify a nation where diversity is growing, and he spends the early days of his reign meeting with the many ethnic groups and religions that make up modern Britain.
Initially, Harry’s marriage to Meghan, a biracial American actress, was seen as helping the royal family’s efforts to usher in the 21st century and become more representative of a multicultural nation. But the fairy tale, which began with a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle, quickly turned sour with allegations that Meghan was self-centered and mistreated her staff.
After the first three one-hour episodes, the other three are announced for 15 December.