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In the second volume of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s documentary, the Duchess of Sussex expressed her horror after realising she had supposedly upstaged the Queen during Remembrance Day. The fourth episode of Harry and Meghan’s bombshell docu-series shows how the Sussexes’ growing popularity dominated the headlines and royal news. They claim their growing fame put them at odds with the Queen, then-Prince Charles, Kate and Prince William during their visit to Australia at the start of their first official tour as a married couple in 2018, and again on Remembrance Day the same year.
In the fourth episode of the new Netflix series, Prince Harry reflects on how the visit to Australia and Remembrance Day created a domino effect and put Meghan and himself in direct clash with the Royal Family.
He said: “The issue is when someone who’s marrying in, who should be a supporting act, is then stealing the limelight, or is doing the job better than the person who is born to do this.
“That upsets people. It shifts the balance.
“Because you’ve been led to believe that the only way that your charities can succeed and the only way that your reputation can be grown or improved is if you’re on the front page of those newspapers.”
Harry claimed that the “planting” and “leaking” of stories between his and William’s office led to “heartbreak”.
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Putting the blame on the media, Harry added: “But the media are the ones who choose who to put on the front page.
“First time that the penny dropped for her, M and I spent the night in a room in Buckingham Palace after an event where every single member of the family had been, including the Queen,” Harry said, reflecting on Remembrance Day back in 2018, where Meghan was featured predominantly on magazine covers.
Meghan then said: “The next morning, they’d set up breakfast for Harry and I” as Prince Harry added: “And on the front page of The [Sunday] Telegraph, Meghan.”
An eye-rolling Meghan said: “I went, ‘Oh my God’.”
Reflecting on Meghan’s reaction, Prince Harry said: “She was like, ‘But it’s not my fault’.”All six episodes of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s documentary series have been released on Netflix and episode four is packed with explosive moments.
Episode 6 explored Harry’s strained relationship with his brother Prince William and his close bond with cousin Princess Eugenie. It also gave the world a glimpse at Archie and Lilibet in never before seen footage.
Express.co.uk have some of the most explosive highlights from the sixth instalment.A friend of the couple, Lucy Fraser, described the trip to Australia as a “turning point” as the Sussexes became “so popular” with the public that it sent the Royal Palace into crisis mode.
Australian fans chanted “Meghan” as she greeted them during a foreign visit as a working member of the Royal Family.
The episode shows how the royal visit was all over the news, with Meghan dominating headlines. While the the Daily Beast’s headlines said “Meghan Marke and Prince Harry are widly popular. That could be a problem”, Piers Morgan’s voice can be heard saying: “She’s becoming a royal rock star – bigger, I would argue, as a couple, than William and Kate.”
In his voiceover recorded at the time of their Australian trip, Piers Morgan added their growing popularity was “probably not a good thing in the long term” as a headline of the Sun titled: “Royal Rivals ‘Forward Thinking’ Meghan Markle and Prince Harry top Time’s most influential list but Kate Middleton and Prince William are snubbed.”
A shot of a Daily Express headline was later shown on screen, reading: “Prince Harry now more popular than Queen, shock poll shows Meghan’s husband top royal.”
Foreign publications like Hello Canada, People magazine, Woman’s Day magazine then showed Meghan on front pages, seemingly ignoring other events happening at the same time, including the Waleses’ visit to charities.
The new episodes sparked backlash, with GB News host Dan Wootton saying he was “cringing so hard at Harry and Meghan’s Netflix Volume 2 narrative” before adding: “They were just too popular and too successful that the Royal Family conspired with the media to bring them down. Because the Queen was so angry Meghan got a front-page picture on the Daily Telegraph. Puh-lease!”
Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace said today they will not be commenting on the allegations and claims made by Harry and Meghan in the latest episodes of their Netflix docu-series.
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