As the world of media continues to evolve, the British Royal Family has also taken strides to adapt and embrace modern platforms. From the recent Netflix documentary series “Harry & Meghan” to the couple’s presence on social media, the monarchy is finding new ways to connect with the public and share their stories.
Harry & Meghan: A Netflix Documentary Series
The newly released Netflix documentary series “Harry & Meghan” delves into the relationship between the monarchy and the media, exploring how royals are bound by an involuntary contract with the public and the press. The series also touches on Meghan Markle’s mixed-race background and its impact on the Royal Family’s relations with the Commonwealth. The documentary has garnered mixed reviews, with some British press outlets claiming it deepens the rift between Prince Harry and his brother and father.
Breaking Tradition: Archie’s Birth and Public Debut
In a departure from royal tradition, the Sussexes chose a different hospital for the birth of their son Archie and waited two days before presenting him to the public. This decision is just one example of how the couple has sought to forge their own path within the constraints of their royal roles.
Allegations and Reactions to the Netflix Series
While the series includes allegations made by the couple about the royal family, these claims have not been seen as explosive compared to their interview with Oprah Winfrey. Buckingham Palace has declined to comment on the episodes, but British press outlets such as The Daily Mail and The Sun have dubbed the series an “all-out war on William and Charles” and a “royal rumble,” respectively.
Meeting on Social Media: A Modern Royal Romance
Netflix’s documentary also reveals that Harry and Meghan may be the first royals to have met on social media. Their early messages and interactions are shared in the series, showcasing how the couple’s relationship began in the digital age. The use of on-screen devices and modern storytelling techniques in the documentary further highlights the Royal Family’s increasing engagement with contemporary media platforms.