9th December, 2022
Critics have panned the new episodes of Netflix’s “Harry & Meghan,” which depict intimate aspects of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s lives.
The docuseries, directed by Liz Garbus, has received mixed reviews in the United Kingdom.
Piers Morgan, who has previously been harshly critical of the couple, wastes no time slamming the series in his scathing review in The Sun, a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid.
He said; “Who are the world’s biggest victims right now? You might think it’s the poor people of Ukraine as they’re bombed, shot and raped by Putin’s invading barbarians.
“Or those whose lives have been ruined by the Covid pandemic that continues to cause widespread death and long-term illness. Or the millions battling crippling financial hardship in a devastating cost-of-living crisis that has swept the globe.
“But no. The world’s biggest victims are in fact Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, a pair of incredibly rich, stupendously privileged, horribly entitled narcissists. If you don’t believe me, just ask them!
According to the headline of Lucy Mangan’s review in The Guardian, the first three episodes were “so sickening I almost brought up my breakfast”.
Mangan acknowledged that the series has many heartwarming moments, particularly of Prince Harry and Meghan “being charming and funny together,” but she ultimately finds the finished product wanting.
In her review, Jessie Thompson finds the couple endearing and sympathetic at times, and the points about racism in Britain are well-made.
While she writes that she respects their “right to share this stuff on their own terms,” she finds their declarations of love overblown (“We believe you! You are in love! There’s no need to show us any more of your WhatsApps!”) and their inability to speak like normal people when interviewed frustrating.