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‘Harry and Meghan’: What We Learned from the Netflix Series

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“So much of what Meghan is, and how she is, is so similar to my mum,” he said in the series’s first episode. “She has the same compassion, the same empathy, she has the same confidence, she has this warmth about her.”

Harry said he also saw himself as continuing Diana’s legacy. “I am my mother’s son,” he said. Of his charity work, he added, “I wanted to somehow carry my mum’s torch and try and keep her legacy alive and try and make her proud.”

Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother, sat for a rare interview for the docuseries. In the second episode, she discusses her daughter’s childhood and relationship with Harry. When the couple started receiving negative treatment in the British press, Ragland said, she told Meghan that it was because her daughter is mixed-race.

“I said to her — I remember this very clearly — that ‘This is about race,’” Ragland recalled. “‘You may not want to hear it, but this is what’s coming down the pike,’” she added.

In the series’s third episode, Ragland said that she was “stalked by the paparazzi,” adding, “I felt unsafe a lot. I can’t just go walk my dogs, I can’t just go to work. You know, there was always someone there waiting for me, following me.”

Before she and Harry were engaged, and before she had a security detail, Meghan approached the police in Toronto to ask for help coping with the paparazzi who were following her, she said in the second episode.

Original story from https://www.nytimes.com

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