For the record, we did not go out of our way to watch this. We knew about it, but not when, where or how. We stumbled upon it - and it turns out there wasn't much readily available to watch that didn't mean starting a new series or something. We never planned to watch the entire two hours.
I'll start with this: Megan is well spoken. And while you can say "welllllll......she's an actress", I've seen Suits. No one on that show is that good of an actor. Mind you, I've only seen it was one episode and it was on a plane, but I stand by my answer.
While the entire things does come off a little as "tattling on the royals", I think the bigger takeaway was: if half of what her perception is, is true, then the Firm is more fucked up than the Queen, the Crown and the Lion in Winter infers.
I see little to gain in either Megan or Harry speaking. I guess it gives attention to their podcast (yes, it's official - everyone has one, but I) and whatever they're going to be doing on Netflix (again, who doesn't have a streaming show........but I?).
I mean, Megan has the least to gain, except sympathy. Harry might get his family back - to a degree, but I think it's a write-off.
The racism, if true, they are both best away from that clan. And while they were nice enough not to ruin someone's life by saying who was THE biggest racist, you just know it was Camilla. Or Andrew. Anything to change the narrative of his raping young girls with Jeffrey Epestein.
I will say, the suicidal thoughts was unexpected. I get the depression and the weirdness her life took. That there was no protocol (allegedly) for coming into the Firm. How could one ever adjust to that life?
Now, I will say there was a huge missed opportunity here with Megan. Yes, depression set in after marrying, but the suicidal thoughts were after her baby was born. And yet not one question on post partum depression.
That could have been in conjunction with her existing depression, or it could have morphed it to something else. But Oprah being a barren 103 year old, she wouldn't know about such things. Still, if she was unallowed to seek any mental health treatment, that just adds insult to injury. Fleeing would have been the best case.
I was much less impressed by Harry. Not just his style, but coming across as anything but sympathetic. Not that he should be. I say, if your father stops taking your calls - good riddance. I have a harder time about you being cut off financially.
It is a fucked up life anyway you look at it. It's probably not bad they got out - but unless you're looking to change the monarchy - as if - why waste the energy?
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