The 'Harry & Meghan' documentary reactions are already rolling in—here's what viewers are saying

Where do you stand on these 'Harry & Meghan' documentary reactions? The second volume is in, and here's what people are saying

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex smiling together with their dog/ in a purple template
(Image credit: Courtesy of Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex/ Netflix)

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."

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."

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."

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.) 

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."

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, "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."

(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."

Then we have downright nasty claims, which came as no surprise.

Others seem to believe that the timing of the release is not the best.

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."

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.

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 Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

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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