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Royal family ‘sad’ as Harry and Meghan mock Queen and call royals racist in Netflix show

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The royal family is in “a state of sadness” after Harry and Meghan launched a wave of astonishing attacks in their new ­Netflix series.

The Queen was mocked and Britain and royals branded racist in the show.

Prince William is understood to feel “betrayed” after his brother allowed deeply personal attacks on both him and wife Kate to be aired, The Sun reports.

In a terrible slight on his father, the Duke of Sussex claimed he was “literally brought up by a group of friends in Africa”.

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Harry also talked about the time he wore a Nazi uniform to a party, which featured on The Sun’s front page in 2005.

Royal commentator Michael Cole blasted the couple’s series last night. He said: “Where’s the substance?

“This is all sizzle and no steak. Where’s the beef?”

In one scene mocking Meghan exaggerates a curtsy to poke fun at the royals — and compares their traditions to a tacky US medieval restaurant chain.

Describing meeting the Queen, she stoops ridiculously low as hubby Harry looks on horrified.

Privacy-loving Meghan, 41, tells their new Netflix docu-series: “I mean it’s surreal.

“We were in the car and he’s like, ‘You know how to curtsy right?’. And I thought it was a joke.”

She adds: “Now I’m starting to realise, this is a big deal. I mean, Americans will understand this.

“We have Medieval Times — Dinner and Tournament. It was like that. I mean, I curtsied as if I was like…”

She then performs her exaggerated swoop.

At the attraction, found in several US states, visitors feast and raise a goblet to a queen while watching jousting.

Last night the Royal Family were said to be “in a state of sadness” after the couple’s latest barbs — but fear the worst is yet to come.

Tory MP Bob Seely raged: “Why should we allow him to keep his titles if he hates this country, the monarchy?

“If I had enough time I’d be bringing in a private member’s bill… if you want to hate the monarchy, you’re Mr Windsor. Jog on. Grow up.

“I don’t know what’s gone wrong in their lives. I think they’re this pathetic, narcissistic, self-indulgent pair. They’re dreadful.”

Netflix released three episodes yesterday morning, billing it as the couple’s love story.

Viewers soon cringed as the Sussexes turned their fire on the royals, Britain and the media.

Senior sources say there is no way back for the couple, who have an $150 million (£80 million) deal with Netflix.

And it is clear they began a video diary after they agreed Megxit terms in early 2020.

The show kicks off with Harry, now 38, filming himself at Heathrow after finishing his last royal engagements that March.

He rails against a “level of hate” he claims has been stirred up against Meghan and son Archie, adding: “My job is to keep my family safe.”

He also says it is his duty to uncover the “exploitation and bribery” in the media.

Harry complains the royals could not cope with Meghan and believed the romance would not last.

‘History repeating’

And the couple attack the media, highlighting one news story headlined Harry’s girl is (almost) Straight Outta Compton.

Harry claims there is a huge amount of unconscious bias in the Family.

He claims Meghan was treated differently from other royal brides because of her skin colour.

And he attacks male royals such as William and Charles who “marry someone to fit the mould” rather than follow their hearts.

Harry says mum Diana was not protected and he did not want “history repeating” with Meghan.

In one episode, he talks of his shame at wearing a Nazi uniform at a party in 2005, calling it the “biggest mistake of my life”.

Bizarrely, the series also takes a dig at Britain’s colonial past.

Academic Afua Hirsch makes unchallenged claims that the free Commonwealth of 56 voluntary nations is Empire 2.0.

And ex-Palace spokesman James Holt, now executive director at the couple’s Archewell charity, calls Brexit the “perfect storm of jingoism and nationalism”.

Meghan adds: “At that time, I wasn’t thinking about how race played a part in any of this. I genuinely didn’t think about it.”

The whingeing couple also claim the Palace, which they say left them with only one communications officer to share with William and Kate, failed to defend them from the media and online abuse.

Harry apparently attacks William saying: “What people don’t understand is, as far as a lot of the family were concerned, everything Meghan was being put through, they had been put through as well.

“So it was almost like a rite of passage. And some members of the family were like, ‘But my wife had to go through that, so why should your girlfriend be treated any differently?

“’Why should you get special treatment? Why should she be protected?’.

“And I said, ‘The difference is the race element’.”

Recalling a dinner party with Wills and Kate, Meghan says: “I was in ripped jeans and barefoot. Like, I was a hugger, always been a hugger.

“I didn’t realise that is really jarring for a lot of Brits.

“I guess I’d started to understand very quickly that the formality on the outside carried through on the inside.

“That there is a forward-facing way of being, and then you close the door, and you go, ‘Phew we can relax now’, but that formality carries through on both sides, and that was surprising to me.”

William is said to be saddened that Harry has “portrayed such distance between them” when they had been “so close, for so many years”.

All interviews were completed by August, weeks before the Queen died.

Buckingham and Kensington Palaces declined to comment.

This story was published by The Sun and reproduced with permission.

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