Viewers of Harry and Meghan were quick to share their thoughts on the new Netflix docu-series.
On Thursday (December 8), Netflix released the first three episodes of Harry and Meghan, which delved into the couple's criticism of Britain's news media, revealed new details of Meghan's estranged relationship with her relatives, and highlighted how race has impacted their relationship, per the New York Times.
Harry shared how deeply paparazzi has affected his life, noting the 1997 car crash that killed his mother who was being followed by the media. When he met Meghan, Harry said he "was terrified of her being driven away by the media — the same media who’d driven so many people away from me.”
During the first three episodes, Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, sat down for a rare interview to discuss her daughter's childhood and relationship with Harry.
When the couple was bombarded with negative treatment in the British press, Ragland recalled telling Meghan "this is about race."
“‘You may not want to hear it, but this is what’s coming down the pike,’” she added.
Meghan revealed that she never thought race would play such a large role in her marriage because it was never an issue for her growing up in L.A.
"Most people didn't treat me like a Black woman," Meghan said of her childhood. "Now people are very aware of my race because they made it such an issue in the UK."
Harry also said the royals never understood that Meghan’s race played a role in how she was treated.
“What people need to understand is, as far as a lot of the family were concerned, everything that she was being put through, they’d been put through as well,” he said, adding, “so it’s almost a rite of passage.”
Much of the third episode highlighted the challenges in Meghan's relationship with her family, including her half-sister, Samantha, and father, Thomas, who she believed took money from the news media around the time of the couple's wedding.
See Black Twitter's takes on the Harry and Meghan series below.