Netflix's Harry & Meghan Series: the First Three Episodes.
Revisionist history, a Diana complex, and racism.
As you know, on Thursday, the first three of the six episodes in Meghan and Harry’s Netflix series were released on the streaming platform. I watched the first two that night, and I finished the third one on Friday night.
From the get-go, we were reminded that Meghan has this bizarre trait of making up her own reality. I don't say that as a casual slur—that is the documented reality. If you look back to the Oprah interview and every interview since, Meghan heavily edits or wholly fabricates stories.
A single example from the Oprah interview is her claim that she was secretly married by the Archbishop of Canterbury three days before the public wedding at Windsor.
"Three days before our wedding, we got married — no one knows that. "We called the archbishop and we just said, look, this thing, this spectacle, is for the world, but we want our union between us."
Ultimately, after days of media and public furor, the couple’s spokesman walked back the claim, saying the couple made “personal vows.” A former clerk of the Faculty Office noted: “The Special License I helped draw up enabled them to marry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor and what happened there on 19 May 2018 and was seen by millions around the world was the official wedding as recognized by the Church of England and the law.”
That is one example of Meghan’s bizarre storytelling. More recently in her interview in the Cut, she claimed that in the U.K. she would never be able “to drop [Archie] off or pick him up without it being a 'royal photo-call with a Press pen of 40 people snapping pictures.” But, the Editors’ Code of Practice in Britain “has strict rules to ensure that children are free to complete their time at school without unnecessary intrusion,” according to the Daily Mail. Even without knowing these rules, we know that the little royals are able to attend school in privacy—as George, Charlotte, and Louis prove daily.
These are just two examples from the start of her time engaging with the royals and more recently that underscore her casual approach to the facts. In any event, the first episode kicked off with the couple telling how they met.