Irish royal watchers have criticized Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for ‘washing their dirty laundry in public’ in their controversial new Netflix documentary series.
Expert and hotelier V Noel Cunningham, who sits on the charity panel with Princess Diana, believes the tragic royal will be “worried” about her youngest son’s behaviour.
Telly presenter Lisa Cannon, who interviewed Meghan while the actress was on a trip to Dublin in 2013, speculated that Harry would find it “very difficult” to be welcomed back into the royal family if anything. That’s not okay with his marriage.
“There’s a sense of frustration and it’s all very messy and it’s all really painful for a lot of people,” was Noel’s response to the documentary series.
“I now question whether there is any partnership between Harry and his family. I think they were ill advised. It is really sad.”
The first three episodes of the six-part series so far have covered how the couple met, Meghan’s introduction to the Queen, their relationship with the paparazzi, themes of racism and including Meghan’s breakup with her father Tom.
“Listen, I find it all interesting because I should have met Princess Diana of Wales many times. I sat on a charity panel with her, so I know the story behind it,” Noel explained.
“I met her because she was the patron of the charity that asked me if I would come on board. Then she worked with the national children’s house and I would meet her.
“I was at the theater one night in London. The time has come and she comes with her husband. He was walking around doing royal work and she walked up to me and said ‘do you mind if I talk to you while my husband does his thing’.
“She is very good. I always call her a broken-winged bird.”
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Given his interactions with the royal family, he is very concerned about what happened.
He added: “I’m very, very fully aware of the plot, so in that respect it’s largely nothing new, it’s memorizing and refreshing your memory of what’s already there. .
He believes Diana would be smitten with Harry if she were still alive.
“I really and really thought she was going to say ‘Harry, cool down the jet and get well enough alone,'” the Donegal man insisted.
“It is possible that both sides are at fault and it is not easy for the boys who have lost their mothers.
“It wasn’t easy growing up with a mother who was an icon of the world and her passing was a tragedy for two young men, so all of that is of course sad.”
He thinks Diana will be “concerned” about Harry’s behavior.
“I am not saying she will suffer, but she will worry because underneath and behind all she is conscious that she is the mother of the future king and she will say ‘no. What family is perfect, let the past take its place, let the sleeping dogs lie down and move on with it’,” he pointed out. “Don’t wash your dirty clothes in public, absolutely.”
As for Meghan: “I think she can also be a breath of fresh air. I think she may not know, it’s just the magnitude of change that is about to engulf her in terms of the new life she will lead and I just hope that maybe when the noise subsides, maybe this will be. is the end of it and people will go back to their own lives and hope to find happiness together and that they will be happy.
He argued that the royal family could do little to punish the couple.
“Honestly, they’ve been stripped of most of the royal paraphernalia, they’re under siege anyway so it doesn’t matter anymore,” he insisted.
“They’ve been stripped of so many things, they’ve chosen to refuse royalty within the royal family.”
Many people who have seen the series so far have assumed that Harry seems to be mesmerized by Meghan.
“I suppose it’s nice to be enchanted by someone, I can’t comment on this, I don’t know,” Noel smiled.
“I just hope they’ll be able to get through this as a couple, because it’s pretty shocking and it’s a world story. People’s empathy can be very fickle, so you hope that things will work out.”
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was alive when the pair did their infamous interview with Oprah, and he thinks she’ll be equally upset about this new series.
“The late queen had a maxim and it was a very wise maxim, Harry and Meghan can borrow and live through the day, and it never explains, never complains, carry on work,” he noted.
Noel lost all of his photos, including one with the Queen, when a home he used to live in in Bournemouth was broken into and a trunk containing them was stolen.
“Back then there were no phones to take pictures, but I still have a lot of memories,” Noel recalls.
Lisa Cannon was an entertainment presenter on TV3’s Xpose and a picture of her interviewing Meghan when the actress visited Dublin in 2013 will appear in the second episode.
“I woke up and had 200 messages, between text messages and on Instagram,” Lisa giggled.
“People told me I was in the documentary Harry and Meghan. I said ‘what are you talking about?’ I interviewed her at the Dublin Guinness Storehouse in 2013. She is lovely and more than that.
“She was working with Guinness and she was wearing a Suit at the time. I remember being told by our producer ‘can you go interview your wan off suit’. I didn’t know who it was because I hadn’t seen the show, so I did some research on her and went down and we pulled pins of Guinness together.
“She talks about liking Colin Farrell and all this.” Lisa finds Americans “very kind”.
“I have fond memories of the interview. But like many memories, I didn’t really think much of it after that, just a picture of the two of us together and then it resurfaced and of course a few years later she was dating the Prince. Harry,” she recalled. .
Meghan and Harry then visited Dublin in July 2018, when Meghan strolled at Trinity College and they later held a reception at the British ambassador’s residence, attended by the likes of Amy Huberman , Brian O’Driscoll, Leo Varadkar and Barry Keoghan.
As this is their first official overseas trip, there is speculation that the visit might appear in the upcoming episode.
Lisa has only watched a few episodes so far
“They were not in my sights,” she admitted. “I covered the Queen’s funeral for This Morning with Holly and Philip, I covered the angle from Belfast.
“I found Oprah’s interview very jarring and I’m sad that that approach was taken because I don’t know when you go public with your dirty clothes, it’s accepted and respected by the public. what level.
“It seems from all the media that it’s not going very well.”
From what she’s seen so far, she thinks a lot of what Meghan has said is incorrect.
She commented, “What I saw was their love story and how they met at Soho House.
“The fascinating thing about it is that they are trying to present this wonderful love story. I have yet to get to the parts that have been ravaged by the media.
“It’s annoying when she says she’s never Googled Prince Harry, I’ve certainly been told. She knew exactly who she was going to meet at Soho House.
“In the documentary, she said she was just scrolling through his Instagram to do some research, but there were thousands of things she could have seen.
“I don’t know the context of the documentary, what are they trying to achieve? Who knows?
“I love seeing all the behind-the-scenes photos of their family life, but I think they want privacy?”
She added: “What worries me is that now everything is fine and fine, what if later on if, for reasons of argument, he wants to come back and be accepted back into the family? royal if his father is unwell, or God forbid their marriage failed, then what happens as an alien in America as British royal, how can he return home , that’s difficult.
“When you’re saying what he’s saying, you put it under your own production company, going back from there is hard.”
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