Harry & Meghan Volume 2 review – a remarkable reminder of how petty the royals can be

Harry & Meghan Volume 2 review – a remarkable reminder of how petty the royals can be

‘The latter half is more critical of the palace itself’ … King Charles, the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duchess and Duke of Sussex.

The latter half is more critical of the palace itself’ … King Charles, the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duchess and Duke of Sussex. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

From palace officials leaking stories to horrific death threats and the couple’s fury at Harry’s family, this unlikely tale packs a real punch

As their Netflix series comes to an end, one thing is very clear: Harry and Meghan want us to view this as a love story. The two, for better or for worse, are hopeless romantics and at every stage reiterate just how much they adore one another. While that may have a fair few viewers rolling their eyes, the sweetness mixed in with salacious details makes for a satisfying happily-ever-after.

We begin typically where the fairytale would begin, on their wedding day. Meghan describes being calm and Harry recounts the events with his signature disbelief that he landed this woman. Even King Charles is talked about lovingly, with Meghan recalling just how charming he was in the wake of her estrangement from her own father and how much it meant for him to walk her down the aisle. A surprising amount of time is given to them gleefully rehashing the details, from Elton John’s performance to the event’s symbolism (Serena Williams overeggs the matter by describing it as “courageous”). The documentary’s access brings in new photographs and footage of the wedding, which somewhat screams “Netflix exclusivity deal.”

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