Parents' Guide to

Harry & Meghan

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Revealing docu discusses media, racism, and bullying.

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+

The one without sin can cast the first stone…

This is a good example of how dysfunction is passed around in families. Working towards reconciliation will never occur by public gossip. Healthy families resolve conflict they do not sow more seeds of discontent. Watch with your kids and talk about what makes a healthy family. How do you respond to hurtful behavior and how to set healthy boundaries. The Hollywood ending would be reconciliation for the whole world to witness.
age 10+

Making profit out of your family drama including your passed parent (you are not the only son of Princess Diana) is very disrespectful and cheap. Will not support such a shame.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This revealing docuseries serves as a public platform from which the couple takes back control of a story originally created and exploited by others. While discussing how they unexpectedly fell in love, their wedding, and how they hoped to help modernize the British monarchy, Harry & Meghan carefully, but pointedly, deconstructs many of the stories concocted about them. The tabloid press and targeted social disinformation campaigns, which were eventually traced back to specific external sources, are blamed for much of what happened during their courtship and during the Duchess's short stint as working senior royal, and for many of the challenges they faced once they stepped back from their duties. Much of what they share isn't a surprise, but these details are contextualized within broader conversations about antiquated royal traditions, misogyny, exploitation, bullying, and systemic racism -- the latter further fueled by a wave of public nationalism that led to Brexit. The impact that all of this has had on the now former royals' physical and mental well-being is highlighted. So are the damaged relationships of once close members of their respective families.

Not surprisingly, parallels are drawn between their journey and the experiences of the late Princess Diana, who was also accused of destabilizing the royal establishment. Some of this is delivered in a moralizing tone, which viewers may find annoying. Nonetheless, Harry & Meghan sends a very important message, which is that we live in a world dominated by media that is both manipulated and manipulative, and that the stories it chooses to tell have very real consequences.

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