Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, ripped into British tabloids and the media for prying into their lives for financial gain and sensationalistic coverage in a new Netflix documentary.
In the first three episodes of “Harry and Meghan,” which released Thursday on the streaming platform, the couple also accused the British royal family of dismissing the media’s “exploitation” of Meghan.
Harry said his family told him that Meghan, who is biracial, was going through a “rite of passage” but said he responded to them “the difference here is the race element.”
Harry and Meghan married in 2018. Two years later, the couple gave up royal life and moved to California in a high-profile split from the royal family.
The couple’s rift with the royal family grew more contentious after a 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, when Harry and Meghan alleged that a member of the family had commented on how dark their son Archie’s skin would be.
After the interview, Prince William defended the royal family and said “we are very much not a racist family.”
Meghan explained in the documentary that she has struggled with being biracial and that she “wasn’t trying to stand out” in the royal family.
“There’s no version of me joining this family and trying not to do everything I could to fit in,” she said.
The documentary narrates an overarching story of Harry and Meghan’s relationship, as…