Will Harry and Meghan’s Netflix docuseries drive Britain to confront racism?
London — It’s definitely not the primary time Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have advised their story, however the teasers for the royal couple’s new Netflix docuseries, anticipated to hit the airwaves later this week, promise the “whole truth,” and with it, extra revelations. In one clip, Harry drops a touch about “a dirty game.”
“Nobody’s mind is going to be changed watching this documentary,” former British authorities advisor-turned journalist Ayesha Hazarika predicted to CBS News. “If anything, the people who hate Meghan and Harry are going to be like, ‘these people are ridiculous… They’re causing shame to the royal family.’”
But Hazarika acknowledges that Harry and Meghan are on the coronary heart of a British tradition battle, and she or he stated those that have supported all of them alongside — as they’ve leveled accusations of racism inside not solely British society, however inside its royal household — will discover additional vindication within the present.
In latest days, Meghan’s claims of racism whereas she and Harry had been nonetheless working royals have been bolstered.
The former head of counterterrorism policing in England advised Britain’s Channel 4 that Meghan confronted “disgusting and very real” threats from far-right extremists, with some people being prosecuted.
And final week, a royal staffer, Lady Susan Hussey, was compelled to resign by Buckingham Palace after repeatedly demanding to know the place a Black British girl was from.
But none of that has modified the place of the couple’s long-time enemies, the British tabloids, or some tv anchors like Piers Morgan, who referred to as Meghan a “latte munching imbecile” and urged her to “shut up” and drop what he dismissed as “sanctimony, the fake drama, the hammy ‘woe-is-me’ that’s been going on now for years.”
Hazarika says some individuals in Britain merely aren’t prepared or keen to have an sincere dialog about racism.
“Meghan and Harry have become a bit a of a lightening conductor for a lot of anger from a lot of these people who are clinging to the past,” she advised CBS News, suggesting that some Brits are indignant that an American duchess ought to be calling them out on their racism.
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