No one knows the full truth; we know the full truth.’ With those ominous words, Prince Harry ends the second trailer of his Netflix documentary, part one of which will be released in full on Thursday.
Or, to put it another way, the gloves are well and truly off.
Not that anyone really believed otherwise given the recent behavior of the Sussexes. But there was always a faint hope that they would retain some decency; that certain areas may even remain off-limits to them.
Not so. And that sounds like a threat, as clear as it is sinister.
No one knows the full truth; we know the full truth.’ With those ominous words, Prince Harry ends the second trailer of his Netflix documentary, part one of which will be released in full on Thursday
Two things stand out. First, Princess Diana’s weaponization and her own experience as a royal consort to take Meghan to the next level. Unsurprisingly, Harry has mentioned his wife in the context of his mother before, but this takes it a step further.
By juxtaposing images of the late Princess Diana with images of Meghan in various stages of distress, the message is clear: the two are pretty much one and the same.
This is smart. Not only does it invoke (and infuriate) the armies of Princess Diana fans, who to this day still believe she was murdered by the royal family and will no doubt take to social media to spread the gospel ; it also allows Meghan to inherit Diana’s iconic status. Which is presumably rather useful when pitching victim stories on Netflix.
But when you think about it, it’s a really cheap opportunity, not just because it effectively monetizes Diana’s life (and death); but also because, let’s not forget, Harry isn’t Diana’s only son. You can only imagine how Prince William must feel when Harry appropriates their late mother in this way.
Two things stand out. First, Princess Diana’s weaponization and her own experience as a royal consort to take Meghan to the next level. It’s not surprising: Harry has mentioned his wife before in the context of his mother, but this takes it a step further
Second, race. “It’s about race,” says one of the talking heads in this trailer. Harry and Meghan left because the royal family – and, it seems, most of the British media – are racist. Really? But I thought you just told us it was all about history repeating itself? Diana wasn’t a mixed race, was she? How can it be racist then? Come to a decision, guys.
The lack of self-knowledge is appalling. At one point, in his now-familiar Voice of Doom, Harry intones about “the pain and suffering of women who marry into this institution, this nutritional frenzy.”
My apologies? come again? What about your constant attacks on the institution in which another woman – the Princess of Wales – got married?
Or does Kate not count because she doesn’t spend all her time playing the victim, crying and whimpering about how awful her life is – but just moving on instead of finding fault every time?
Doesn’t she count because, unlike Meghan, she managed to make it a success as a royal consort?
The Netflix trailer opens with Harry telling us, “It’s really hard to look back and say, ‘What the hell really happened?'”
No, Harry, it’s not. It’s very easy. So let me spell it out for you. You and Meghan had it all: a very comfortable life complete with all the benefits of your station, the adoration of the British public, a positive platform to pursue your passions.
The lack of self-knowledge is appalling. At one point, Harry, in his now-familiar Voice of Doom, voices about “the pain and suffering of women who marry into this institution, this nutritional frenzy”
Meghan was welcomed with open arms and sincerity; you had a £30 million wedding with cheering crowds from Windsor to Wolverhampton; Prince Charles walked Meghan down the aisle; you were part of the ‘Fab Four’, the future of the royal family.
Only your behavior turned the tide: the diva demands; the jealousy towards other royals; that baby shower; those private jets; the ingratitude; the hypocrisy; the merciless squabbles over tiaras and Frogmore Cottage.
What happened, Harry, was people started questioning some of your and Meghan’s choices, and you didn’t like that.
And instead of wondering if people could have a point if they said they didn’t like being lectured about climate change by someone who seemed to use private air travel like an Uber; instead of checking the privilege of you and your wife (to use a phrase loved by your new American friends), you threw a huge hissy fit and now make accusations of racism.
And here you are, gaslighting the entire nation as you line your pockets with your so-called misery. And I’m sorry, but it doesn’t wash. In my opinion, it has nothing to do with hate, and it has nothing to do with race.
Your paymasters at Netflix may fall for this nonsense, but the British public sees right through you. That is, I’m afraid, the ‘complete truth’.