'It was terrifying': Prince Harry says William 'screamed and shouted' at him after he announced exit
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step away from royal duties in 2020 was met with significant criticism and engendered multiple feuds in the family. Addressing the same in Netflix's docuseries 'Harry & Meghan', the Duke of Sussex claimed that his brother's response at the time terrified him.
Harry slammed his family in Netflix's recently released finale episodes of 'Harry & Meghan'. "It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me," said the Duke of Sussex. He called out his family saying, "My father says things that were just simply untrue, and my grandmother quietly sits there and sort of takes it all in." Harry also criticized the Royal Family for never being "willing to tell the truth" to protect him and Meghan, in stark contrast to how they allegedly spun lies to protect Prince William.
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In the wake of Harry and Meghan's exit, a story circulated claiming William "bullied them out." In no time, the Firm issued a joint statement quashing the claims and calling them "false, offensive, and potentially harmful." Harry claimed in Netflix's docuseries, "I couldn't believe it. No one had asked me. No one had asked me permission to put my name to a statement like that."
Harry also revealed that his wife broke into tears as soon as he told her the news. "Within four hours, they (the royal family) were happy to lie to protect my brother," Harry said. "And yet for three years, they were never willing to tell the truth, to protect us." He added, "So there was no other option at this point. I said: ‘We need to get out of here.'" They then officially announced what came to be called Megxit.
David Olusoga, an author, said in the documentary that "there was always a sense that Meghan had to prove herself. Prove herself worthy of Britain. Prove herself worthy of her husband. Prove herself worthy of her position in the royal family." The documentary suggests this was a lot to ask, which led to the royal couple stepping back and freeing themselves.
All six episodes of 'Harry & Meghan' are now available on Netflix.