The internet is abuzz with Harry & Meghan documentary reactions, and once again, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have left us divided.
The second and final volume of the Harry and Meghan Netflix series—dubbed a "global event" by the streamer—has official landed. So far, curious onlookers were excited for a sneak peek into the couple's relationship timeline, including how they met—anyone else surprised by the Prince Harry Instagram account?
Fans were also delighted to have all the details about their secretive first date (um, Harry was late!) and even heard rare insights from Harry and Meghan's friends.
Traditionalists, however, are not entirely thrilled with Meghan and Harry's revelations and still hold a grudge for their decision to step back from their royal duties. Needless to say, opinions are aplenty, and they're all very different.
Here's what the world has to say about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's story. Tune in for the remainder of the docu-series on December 15 when the final episodes drop on Netflix.
What have the 'Harry & Meghan' documentary reactions been like?
For many, the docu-series seems to be a breath of fresh air, as each episode includes behind-the-scenes photos, videos and interviews from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex themselves rather than outsiders looking in.
One fan said, "The media CANT STAND that they can’t control Meghan and Harry!! I’ve championed them for years and will continue to do so. They are a beautiful couple who have used their separate platforms to help those with mental health issues. Meghan has used her voice since childhood."
The media CANT STAND that they can’t control Meghan and Harry!! I’ve championed them for years and will continue to do so. They are a beautiful couple who have used their separate platforms to help those with mental health issues. Meghan has used her voice since childhood 👏👏December 8, 2022
Another added, "Episode 1-3 of #HarryandMeghanNetflix is fantastic, loving seeing how they met, their friends and Mama Doria speaking about their experiences in Harry and Meghan’s journey. Heartwarming and I feel for Harry and Meghan and what they went through."
Episode 1-3 of #HarryandMeghanNetflix is fantastic, loving seeing how they met, their friends and Mama Doria speaking about their experiences in Harry and Meghan’s journey. Heartwarming and I feel for Harry and Meghan and what they went through. https://t.co/nECsz2UQEKDecember 8, 2022
One Twitter user admitted to getting quite emotional during the first part of the project: "I’m just bawling my eyes out. One of the most moving and beautiful documentary series."
I’m just bawling my eyes out. One of the most moving and beautiful documentary series. #HarryandMeghanNetflix pic.twitter.com/X6dq0rU5qDDecember 8, 2022
Since some believe the media tends to be one-sided, they were pleased to see people in Meghan's corner showing their support for the Suits actor, as evidenced in a tweet below.
(Psst: we're here to give you a who's who guide to Harry and Meghan's friends in their new docu-series.)
Finally we hear from her friends. Those who love and know her.Finally!!!!The media and the Royals have banged on for years through leaks and smears consistently deliberately painting a negative picture.Vile lot.😔#HarryandMeghanonNetflix #HarryandMeghanNetflix pic.twitter.com/f7c0n4nBT5December 8, 2022
Meghan's mum Doria Ragland also got a lot of love from fans, with one viewer tweeting, "The #HarryAndMeghanNetflix doc has reaffirmed my love for Doria Ragland."
The #HarryAndMeghanNetflix doc has reaffirmed my love for Doria Ragland 🥺December 8, 2022
Others could not help but swoon after Prince Harry and Meghan detailed their first day and how they actually met with Harry recalling how he first spotted Meghan on his Instagram—in a video with the iconic Snapchat dog ears filter on.
One viewer reacted (opens in new tab), "You mean to tell me that Harry wanted to meet Meghan cuz he saw her with a dog filter on Snapchat??? This is already my favorite documentary series ever. Absolute legendary mid 2010s shit right there."
You mean to tell me that Harry wanted to meet Meghan cuz he saw her with a dog filter on Snapchat??? This is already my favorite documentary series ever. Absolute legendary mid 2010s shit right there #HarryandMeghanNetflix #MeghanMarkleWonDecember 8, 2022
(We suspect a lot of people will be changing their approach to online dating now: ready those dog filters!)
In between the praise, the docu-series has also sparked online discourse, with some viewers taking aim at those claiming not to care or like the couple—yet were still watching the series and commenting on it, "Seems a lot of you "I'm not watching #HarryandMeghanNetflix" folks sure are watching it 😂"
Some Netflix viewers questioned how genuine the series is, with one user tweeting, "Who records themselves having these deep discussions? It seems so set up and planned for a tv special. Ridiculous and sad."
Who records themselves having these deep discussions? It seems so set up and planned for a tv special. Ridiculous and sad #HarryandMeghanNetflixDecember 8, 2022
Then we have downright nasty claims, which came as no surprise.
A doormat watches a vengeful narcissist take the p*ss out of its dead grandmother and the centuries old protocols of the United Kingdom #HarryandMeghan pic.twitter.com/TJM9MdFt6tDecember 8, 2022
Others seem to believe that the timing of the release is not the best.
They may be genuine and want to control their message. However, it’s bad timing to release this. So many people can’t afford power or food, so the ‘woe is me’ narrative of the millionaires from their compound in California is not going to play well #HarryandMeghanNetflixDecember 8, 2022
A few Twitter users also felt the docu-series was rehashing old news.
"So… anyone else feeling like #HarryandMeghanNetflix is sounding a bit boring? Same old stuff being recycled with new words and shiny pictures? So much for those “explosive” trailers."
So… anyone else feeling like #HarryandMeghanNetflix is sounding a bit boring? Same old stuff being recycled with new words and shiny pictures? So much for those “explosive” trailers 😂December 8, 2022
What have Harry and Meghan's friends said about the docu-series?
Throughout the first three episodes, we see a number of Harry and Meghan's friends featured and interviewed with their take on the couple's love story.
Actor and TV producer, Lindsay Jill Roth, who is one of Meghan's close friends has now shared a series of BTS shots of her being interviewed on Instagram and has encouraged followers to go and watch the Sussexes' story.
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Has the Royal Family responded to the 'Harry & Meghan' series?
At the time of publication, the Royal Family has remained silent, having last posted images and statements from royal engagements on December 7. There is a possibility of a response, however, considering the Firm chimed in after the release of Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview.
Now, we're waiting for the final batch of episodes to air on December 15, and the release of Spare, Prince Harry's tell-all memoir in January 2023.
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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