Netflix released the first three episodes of a six-part documentary series on Thursday about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, showing how the couple met and the problems they say they face as part of the British royal family. Below are some quotes from the series:
HARRY ON HIS CHILDHOOD AND THE MEDIA There was always public pressure, with its fair share of drama, stress and also tears, and witnessing those tears. You always see it in my mother’s face.
HARRY ON THE WOMEN IN THE ROYAL FAMILY He had learned “the pain and suffering of women who marry in this institution.”
When I met MI I was terrified that the media would drive her away, the same media that had driven so many other people away from me. HARRY ON MEGHAN
She sacrificed everything she ever knew, the freedom she had, to join me in my world. And then shortly after that, I ended up sacrificing everything I know to join her in her world. For many people in the family, especially men, there may be a temptation or urge to marry someone who would fit the mold rather than someone you may be meant to be with.
The difference between making the decision with the head or with the heart. My mother certainly made most of her decisions, if not all, from her heart. And I am my mother’s son. HARRY ON MEGHAN AND HER MOTHER
So much of who Meghan is, and how she is, is so similar to my mother, she has the same compassion, she has the same empathy, she has the same confidence, she has this warmth about her. I accept that there will be people around the world who will fundamentally disagree with what I did and how I did it, but I knew I had to do everything I could to protect my family, especially after what happened to my mother. . You know, I didn’t want history to repeat itself.
HARRY ON DIANA’S FUNERAL He said they had to wear two hats: the bereaved sons hat and the royal hat: “Don’t show emotion, go out, meet people and shake their hands.”
HARRY IN THE MEDIA It’s about duty and service and I feel that as part of this family it is my duty to uncover this exploitation and bribery that occurs within our media.
HARRY ON THE MEDIA CHASE OF MEGHAN To see another woman in my life that I love go through this feeding frenzy, that’s hard.
It’s basically the hunter against the prey. HARRY ON ROYAL CORRESPONDENTS AND EXPERTS
That royal correspondent press pack is essentially just an outstretched PR arm of the royal family. MEGHAN ON HER ENGAGEMENT INTERVIEW
Meghan: It was an “orchestrated reality show.” My point is that we weren’t allowed to tell our story because they didn’t want to…
Harry: We’ve never been allowed to tell our story. Meghan: That’s true… Until now.
HARRY ON UNCONSCIOUS BIAS In this family, sometimes you are part of the problem instead of part of the solution. And there is a huge level of unconscious bias. The thing about unconscious bias is that it’s not really anyone’s fault. But once it has been pointed out or identified within yourself, you need to correct it. It is education, it is conscience. is a constant. It is a constant work in progress. For everyone, including me.
HARRY ON DRESSING AS A NAZI It was one of the biggest mistakes of my life. I felt so embarrassed afterwards. All I wanted to do was get it right. I sat down and spoke with the chief rabbi in London, which had a profound impact on me. I went to Berlin and spoke to a Holocaust survivor. I could have just ignored it and moved on and probably made the same mistakes over and over again in my life. But I learned from it.
HARRY ON RAISING HIS CHILDREN, PARENTS’ DIVORCE The most important thing for both of us is to make sure that we don’t repeat the same mistakes that maybe our parents made.
HARRY ON HIS FAMILY ENCOUNTER WITH MEGHAN They were surprised… maybe surprised that a redhead could get such a beautiful woman, such an intelligent woman, but the fact that I was dating an American actress probably clouded their judgment more than anything else in the beginning.
HARRY ON THE FAMILY’S RESPONSE TO MEGHAN’S MEDIA TREATMENT As far as a lot of the family was concerned, everything she was going through, they had been through too, so it was almost like a rite of passage.
Some of the family members were like my wife had to go through it, so why should your girlfriend be treated any differently? I said the difference here is the racial element.
MEGHAN MEETING PRINCE WILLIAM AND HIS WIFE KATE Even when Will and Kate came over, and I met her for the first time, they came to dinner, I remember her in ripped jeans and bare feet. I was a hugger. I’ve always been a hugger, I didn’t realize that’s really jarring to a lot of Brits.
I guess I began to understand very quickly that the formality on the outside was carried out on the inside.
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