Royal expert slams Harry and Meghan for ‘gaslighting’ the UK amid Netflix release


It follows the upcoming release of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new Netflix documentary.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced the release of their upcoming Netflix documentary (Image: GETTY)

The columnist commented on the Sussexes’ comparison of the plight of Ms Markle to the late Lady Diana.

She branded the comparison a publicity stunt designed to “elevate” Meghan’s position in the media.

Ms Vine wrote: “Two things stand out. First, the weaponisation of Princess Diana and her own experience as a royal consort in order to elevate Meghan.

“It’s hardly surprising: Harry has mentioned his wife before in the context of his mother, but this goes one step further.”

She went on to provide further commentary in Mailplus: “By placing footage of the late Princess Diana alongside images of Meghan in various stages of distress, the message is clear: the two are virtually one and the same.

“This is clever. Not only does it enlist (and enrage) the armies of Princess Diana fans who still, to this day, believe she was assassinated by the Royal Family and who will, no doubt, sally forth on social media to spread the gospel; it also allows Meghan to inherit Diana’s iconic status.

“Which is presumably useful when pitching victim narratives to Netflix.”

She further branded the comparison a “cheap shot.”

She explained this was for two reasons, with the first being that Harry is not Lady Diana’s only son.

For the secondary reason, she explained it had to do with “race.”

She said: “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 would seem from this, 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 mixed race, was she? So how can it be racist? Make up your minds, guys.”

The first instalment of the “unprecedented” six-part Netflix series is expected to be released on Thursday, in the middle of an ordinary week for the Royal family.

On the same day, the King will carry out two community visits, while his siblings fulfil commitments to charities ranging from Guide Dogs for the Blind Association to the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, honouring their late father.


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