Millions of fans recently tuned in to see the ITV documentary by Prince Harry and Megan Markle. We were sitting on the edge of our seats when the royal couple became brutally honest about how they felt about living in the spotlight, and about even more personal issues, including their relationships with other members of the royal family.
We all know that Duchess Megan and Prince Harry have been treated somewhat unfairly by the media in recent months and it is really no secret that they are seeking to escape all the drama they are going through. Amidst all the chaos, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also announced that they are involved in two phone hacking and harassment cases against Megan of the British tabloids.
Given that most of these issues are discussed in more depth while on camera, one has to wonder: did the Duke and Duchess get permission for their ITV documentary?
What was the documentary about?
The documentary follows the recent tour of Prince Harry and Duchess Megan in Africa. According to Town & Country, fans have looked closely at how the Duke and Duchess live their royal lives and how things were not exactly fair or easy.
We were shown how Markle was struggling with her new extremely high life and how she was coping with the pressure of being a new royal mother. She even went so far as to admit that she was "vulnerable" and that many people did not ask her how she was doing. If anything, the documentary helped fans see the royal couple in a new light, realizing that they are as much like us as we ever thought.
When it came to Prince Harry to speak, he turned to the monthly speculation that there was some rift between him and his older brother, Prince William. The Duke acknowledged that the two were on different paths at the moment, but also said that they "will always be brothers."
The members of the royal family are famously personal, never open in the interest of personal problems. One person who was famous for this was Princess Diana and was not well received by the rest of the pianos. So how does the family feel about the Duchess of Megan and Prince Harry's documentary?
E! News reports say there was a level of surprise when everyone saw how personal they really are and how they gave fans an unexpected look in their lives. They were not very happy that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed the details they did, given that Kensington Palace has been trying to maintain a positive image over the past year.
Fans are also speculating that Queen Elizabeth is quite upset by the documentary, as she did not notice that she had removed a photo of Duchess Megan and Prince Harry from their home in Buckingham Palace.
Prince Harry and Megan Markle got permission for their documentary on ITV?
So can the Duke and Duchess of Sussex make the documentary exactly as they want, or did they have to seek permission first? According to Express, they do not appear to have done so, and it is even understood that the documentary has caused a great deal of additional tension between family members. Although everyone still talks, it was obviously not a good thing that Prince Harry and Markle spoke so openly. We can only hope Duchess Megan and Prince Harry find the happiness they deserve and succeed in enjoying royal life properly.