Harry & Meghan – Netflix and book

Honestly I think it is time for Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, to stop trying to convince the media of their side of the story, as that will probably never happen. With a Netflix-documentary and a new book to arrive soon, it seems they are not ready for that yet, if they ever will. To me it looks like they are becoming estranged from the British royal family and most royalty watchers even more than ever before. Despite of all I have decided to watch the documentary and read the book. The main reason is that I am not convinced what the media brings is totally objective. Also stories often leave out the context itself, and I want to judge that myself. I am refraining from commenting more than this, at least for the time being.

The book

On 10 January 2023 one can expect the book “Spare”, the memoirs of Prince Harry himself, written by a ghostwriter. According to the publishers, Random House, “with its raw, unflinching honesty, Spare is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief”.

The Netflix-documentary

The teaser and trailer that were released earlier in December 2022 don’t look as if it just the story of the couple, but we’ll see. At the moment I do have Netflix as the World Cup Football 2022 means that nearly nothing else is on television. I’ve watched Bridgerton II, have nearly finished The Crown 5 and there are also a few more series and films that I want to watch. “Harry & Meghan” will be released in two episodes: volume I on 8 December, volume II on 15 December.

According to Netflix: In an unprecedented and in-depth documentary series, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex share the other side of their high-profile love story. Across six episodes, the series explores the clandestine days of their early courtship and the challenges that led to them feeling forced to step back from their full-time roles in the institution. With commentary from friends and family, most of whom have never spoken publicly before about what they witnessed, and historians who discuss the state of the British Commonwealth today and the royal family’s relationship with the press, the series does more than illuminate one couple’s love story, it paints a picture of our world and how we treat each other. From the critically-acclaimed, two-time Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director Liz Garbus, Harry & Meghan is a never-before-seen look at one of the most-discussed couples in history.

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