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New Harry & Meghan Docuseries Captures Intimate Family Moments

The Duke and Duchess provide a rare look into life with their children Archie and Lilibet in the Netflix documentary. See the adorable photos and hear more from the couple here.
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December 8, 2022
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu, September 2019
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle take viewers behind the scenes and share intimate moments of their family life in the new Netflix docuseries Meghan & Harry. Although the documentary primarily focuses on the royal family and the mistreatment by the British media, little Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, 3, and Lilibet Diana, 1, sprinkle in sunshine throughout.

In an opening scene, we hear the voice of Archie as he admires a “beautiful” sunset. Elsewhere, he makes his onscreen debut while enjoying snowfall and spends additional time bird-watching with dad. There’s even a candid moment of a sleeping Archie resting on Markle’s stomach while she’s pregnant with Lilibet. Later on, we also learn that Archie’s favorite song is Benny And The Jets* by Elton John.

Perhaps one of the most heartfelt moments though comes as Markle shows baby Archie a portrait of Princess Diana hanging on the wall, to which Archie responds, “Who’s that?” “That’s your grandma Diana,” Markle answers.

Alongside the adorable footage of Archie and Lilibet, Markle and Prince Harry don’t hesitate to say why they prefer to keep their children out of the public eye. “What’s most important for the two of us is to make sure that we don’t repeat the same mistakes that perhaps our parents made,” Harry said. “We’ve been really conscious of protecting our kids as best we can,” Meghan added, “and also understanding the role that they play in this really historical family.”

Both Meghan and Prince Harry reflect on the ever-pervasive media intrusion in their lives—with Prince Harry talking about how he constantly felt forced to put on a show for the media. “As a dad, and as parents, I think consent is a really key piece to this,” Harry says in the documentary. “That if you have children, it should be your consent as to what you share.”

The couple who welcomed Lilibet just a little over a year after formally leaving the royal family have been somewhat close-lipped on why they departed. Over the past few months, many have surmised that racist behavior on the part of the royal family and media harassment had a large part to do with their public split. The new documentary seeks to answer some of these questions and give the Duke and Duchess a chance to control the narrative and tell their side of the story.

Volume 1 of Meghan & Harry is now streaming on Netflix. Volume 2 will be released on December 15.

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