Meghan and Prince Harry still seem stuck in their Netflix documentary

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Once upon a time, there was a commoner who became a princess (but only after she’d already become a different kind of royalty: a successful actress and lifestyle blogger recommending things like gluten-free bakeries and Kat Von D lipstick), and who then moved into a palace that turned out to be more of a prison, and who then assessed her new extended family, said never mind, and who then high-tailed it back to California with her prince — and that is where our story begins.

It was shocking to me, in 2020, what strong feelings perfectly rational people seemed to have about the absconsion of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, “H” and “M” as they call one another, as a new Netflix documentary reveals. The couple announced they were abdicating from their official role with the royal family, and dividing lines were quickly drawn. It was “How could Meghan do that to them?” vs. “How could they do that to her?”

What’s even more shocking is that nearly three years have passed since that bombshell of an announcement, and perfectly rational people have not calmed down. Scroll through the hashtag #HarryandMeghan on social media and you’ll learn that Meghan is either an attention-gobbling witch or Jesus of Nazareth in the hearts and minds of the public. The hashtag, and the renewed debate, both come from the aforementioned Netflix show, in which the couple set out to finally tell their side of the story. The first three…

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