Meghan and Harry face growing US backlash after ‘horrible’ Netflix ‘PR stunt’ backfires


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they will tell the full truth about their story, from their first appearance in the public eye to their decision to leave the Royal Family.

After playing the clip, Ms Kelly appeared stunned with disbelief at the claims being made: “First of all, they want to pretend that they had nothing to do with this, this is really their story but it’s told through somebody else’s vision.

“The fact that she’s including in there that she was a royal rock star – okay, all right. Got it… And then, everything changed just in a snap.”

She continued: “What could it have been? Could it have been you guys being narcissistic j**** at every turn, bullying members of The Palace, complaining constantly if not every piece of commentary was complimentary enough of you and being nasty to William and Kate?”

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle is facing growing backlash in the US following the release of the Netflix trailers (Image: TWITTER/@Netflix)

Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly branded the Netflix trailer as an attempt by the Sussex to replicate the Kardashians (Image: YOUTUBE/@Megyn Kelly Show)

Countering the Sussexes’ claims they have been victims of negative media coverage, Ms Kelly said: “There’s a reason the press turned on her. That has nothing to do with what the clip says – hatred and race.”

NewsNation host Leland Vitter joined Megyn Kelly in raising questions about the sincerity of their woes.

“Can we at least ask them to tell the truth when they are claiming to be victims? Protect them from what, you might ask,” the news anchor said, as he claimed the Sussexes gained renewed media’s attention by their own actions like leaving the Royal Family and settling down in their Montecito Mansion in California.

He added the latest Netflix release goes against the Sussexes’ claim that they moved to America to seek privacy: “Nothing says we want our privacy like filming every moment of your life, your private life, for a documentary.”

Leland Vittert

Leland Vitter joined Megyn Kelly in raising questions about the sincerity of their woes. (Image: TWITTER/@NewsNation)

Kristin Tate

Kirstin Tate said Americans will not like the Netflix show (Image: YOUTUBE/@SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA)

She told Sky News Australia: “I do not think Meghan Markle is going to be successful at getting Americans to feel bad for her. This is a woman who was an actress and then married a prince, and marries into a Royal Family with all the money.

“She lives an incredible life and she wants to say: ‘Oh, poor me. I’m victimised.’

“When she first came to the US, some people wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt, wanted to give her a chance, but the PR strategy is just so horrible and at this point, Americans just want her to go away.”  

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said they would tell their truth in the Netflix docu-series (Image: TWITTER/@Netflix)

The couple have already offered a glimpse into what royal fans could expect, with Meghan and Harry pledging to tell the whole truth about their experiences with negative media coverage.

In his voiceover, Prince Harry describes the “pain and suffering of women marrying into this institution”, paralleling his wife, Meghan, and mother, Princess Diana, and their experiences of leaving royal life.

The couple also brings up the issue of racism and hierarchy in the Institution, for which they are being given the Ripple of Hope award on Tuesday by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group.

The first volume of the six-part series is set to hit the streaming giant Netflix on December 8 followed by the second volume on December 15.


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