UK press hits back at Meghan and Harry on Netflix Doc

A host of UK-based newspapers hit back at Meghan and Harry on Friday after they faced criticism in the dewy-eyed couple’s Netflix reminiscences about themselves, their enemies and the hardships that haunt their daily existence in the hills of Montecito, California.

The Royal Family were largely spared during the show’s first three episodes, which dropped on Thursday, with Harry’s early life and resentment towards the media largely choosing to blame the latter for the death of his mother Diana.

In the series, Prince Harry alleges that British tabloids regularly exaggerate, distort and fabricate stories about the couple. He adds that newspapers would give reporters the fanciful title ‘royal correspondent’ to give their claims ‘additional credibility’.

The saga dominated the front pages of Friday’s newspapers, which were largely critical of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – the official titles of Harry and Meghan, a continuation of an earlier setback, as reported by Breitbart London.

The couple’s allegation of repeated invasions of their privacy and being hounded by paparazzi was also discussed.

The Daily Mail began with the title “palace anger at ‘assault on queen’s legacy'”, and spanned almost 20 pages of the show.

Inside, a commentator disputed their claim that Brexit fueled racism in the UK and contributed to their eventual separation from family, calling it “the most insulting distortion”.

A phone screen held by a passenger on a London Underground showing the controversial Duke and Duchess of Sussex documentary airing on Netflix. Harry & Meghan – a six-part documentary series – dropped on the streaming giant at 8am in the UK on Thursday. (Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty)

The Mail also devoted four pages to rebutting what he called the couple’s “fantasies and lies,” including their claims of a relentlessly hostile media and stories about their first date and engagement.

He claimed the show had “cynically doctored” previous media interviews with the couple, casting doubt on their other claims and accusations in what many have called a supreme exercise in self-glorification.

The Sunowned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., directed with “Harry the Nasty” an oblique nod to its 2005 “Harry the Nazi” front page.

The outlet added that the couple had ‘trashed the Queen’s legacy’, left Harry’s father King Charles III and brother Prince William in a ‘state of sadness’ and unjustly tarnished the whole country as a racist.

The newspaper, along with many others, picked up a scene in which Meghan performed a melodramatic curtsy as she remembered meeting Queen Elizabeth II for the first time.

Meghan Harry speaks onstage during the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala at the New York Hilton on December 06, 2022 in New York City. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala)

“How low can you go?” asked the tabloid, adding that “mocking Meghan overstated a curtsy to mock the royal family – and likened their traditions to a tacky American medieval chain.”

The daily refers to the series as supposed to tarnish the legacy of the late queen and quotes sources close to the royal family saying that they are numb in a “state of sadness”.

The mirrorThe front page also led with the Sussexes, but the tabloid chose to lambaste all parties for focusing on the royal soap opera amid a national cost of living crisis.

“Stop it” was his cry.

Broadsheets also devoted their front pages to the show, with the The telegraph of the day leading with the “direct hit” on the Queen’s legacy. »

The Time ran with the less controversial headline “Palace and Netflix clash over Sussex soap opera”, although one commenter implored: “Please make it stop Netflix, I can’t take this no more egocentric sense.”

Left Guardian The paper was more supportive of the couple and focused on criticism from Prince Harry that his own family failed to protect Meghan.

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