Royal commentator Omid Scobie, quoting from the documentary, said: “‘When you put a modern person in an ancient institution they will be destroyed. But once an institution starts destroying people, it’s time to recognize there is something fundamentally wrong with that institution and not the people it destroys.’
“Have you watched The Princess yet?”
Meghan’s fans took to social media to compare the documentary with the Sussexes’ departure from royal life. Some went so far as to vow to “fight back” against The Firm.
Replying to Mr Scobie’s tweet, one user, Benedicta Weir (@adzo72), said: “I have [watched the film]! It’s gripping, we’ll fight back this time. They’ll not get away with the bullying, harassing and abusing Meghan and Harry. A shameful, ridiculous and purposeless institution.”
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge’s encounter with Tom Cruise on the red carpet prompted talk of a breach of ‘royal protocol’.
Although the Royal Family doesn’t speak publicly of protocols, the Royal Family are thought to adhere to a host of unwritten rules.
CNN writer Lisa Respers France said: “Sobbing watching The Princess It’s sad to think that women who dare to go against tradition are still being vilified.
“Hearing Princess Diana being described as a manipulative liar who loved attention and was out to destroy the monarchy sounds very familiar doesn’t it?”
Others added that they could understand why Prince Harry had wanted to move out of the country – to protect Meghan, they claimed.
One Twitter user, Tired of this s*** (@tiredtinNYC), said: “Watching The Princess on HBO I can see why Harry wanted to protect Meghan so fiercely. The paparazzi were ravenous and she never knew a moment’s peace.”
Bea (@italianbea) added: “I’m so glad that Prince Harry took Princess Meghan away from all that. I’m so glad they’re safe.”
However, not everyone wanted to hear from Mr Scobie on the issue, one Twitter user Jan Taylor (@jantaylor00) asked why he wrote about the Royal Family if he disliked them so much, while CS09 (@87CPS) simply said: “Oh, go away.”
Another Twitter user, Lori J (@heyLJ2) added that Princess Diana should be left to “rest in peace” without the release of new movies and documentaries.
She said: “It’s time to let her rest in peace and let her sons live their lives without the constant barrage of movies and documentaries [about] their mother. ENOUGH ALREADY!”
The documentary uses archival footage and news clips from the 1980s and 1990s to follow Princess Diana’s life. However, the film does not use commentators or historians to contextualise the clips.
Due to this, viewers can watch the news reels as they were presented at the time.
During the couple’s famous bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry claimed that “history was repeating itself”.
He said: “My biggest concern was history repeating itself and I’ve said that before on numerous occasions, very publicly. And what I was seeing was history repeating itself. But more, perhaps. Or definitely far more dangerous because then you add race in and you add social media in.
“When I’m talking about history repeating itself, I’m talking about my mother.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK