Prince Harry reveals 'one of the biggest mistakes' of his life

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By Nasima Khatun

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Harry and Meghan's new Netflix documentary has got everyone at the edge of their seats as the former royal couple tells fans their side of the story, and their latest revelation involves one of Prince Harry's "biggest mistakes".

The six-part series takes a look into the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, following their step back from the British Royal Family.

Before the release of the first three episodes, we were hit with a teaser and a trailer that gave us a glimpse into the new lives the duo built for themselves in Montecito, California.

Beyond just candid, black-and-white photos of themselves, we were also given an insight into what particular events caused the breakdown of their relationship with the monarchy and what prompted them to eventually leave the institution altogether.

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While the couple delved into many topics that seemed to crop up throughout their six-year relationship, there was one that became a re-occurring theme - racism and the overall sense of belonging.

During the second episode, Meghan Markle discussed how her background in the world of acting meant that many people, including members of Prince Harry’s family, thought that she was not compatible with the prince.

"The fact that I was dating an American actress was probably what clouded their judgment more than anything else in the beginning," the 38-year-old husband said. "'Oh she's an American actress, this won't last.'"

"The actress thing was the biggest problem, [funnily] enou,h." added Meghan. "There's a big idea [of] what that looks like from the UK standpoint.

"Hollywood and... it's just very easy for them to typecast that," she said.

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Then, in episode three, this idea cropped up again when Harry discussed “one of the biggest mistakes” he had ever made in his life.

In January 2005, the Duke of Sussex was photographed wearing a Nazi uniform as a costume to a party which led to a barrage of backlash after it was published on the cover of The Sun newspaper.

Now, he’s opened up about the disgraceful moment.

"I felt so ashamed afterwards,” Harry said. "All I wanted to do was make it right."

"I sat down and spoke to the chief rabbi in London, which had a profound impact on me," he continued. "I went to Berlin and spoke to a Holocaust survivor.

"I could’ve just ignored it and probably made the same mistakes over and over again in my life, but I learned from that," the 38-year-old added.

At the time of the incident, he was 20 but almost two decades later, the mistake still seems to haunt him.

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Elsewhere in the series, the prince also discussed the Royal Family’s "huge level of unconscious bias."

"In this family, sometimes you’re part of the problem rather than part of the solution. And there is a huge level of unconscious bias," Harry said in the documentary.

"The thing with unconscious bias is it’s actually no one’s fault, but once it’s been pointed out or identified within yourself, you then need to make it right.

"It’s education, it’s awareness and it’s a constant work in progress for everyone - including me."

The first three episodes of Harry and Meghan are available to watch on Netflix now, with the final three set to arrive on December 15.

Featured Image Credit: Maureen McLean / Alamy

Prince Harry reveals 'one of the biggest mistakes' of his life

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Harry and Meghan's new Netflix documentary has got everyone at the edge of their seats as the former royal couple tells fans their side of the story, and their latest revelation involves one of Prince Harry's "biggest mistakes".

The six-part series takes a look into the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, following their step back from the British Royal Family.

Before the release of the first three episodes, we were hit with a teaser and a trailer that gave us a glimpse into the new lives the duo built for themselves in Montecito, California.

Beyond just candid, black-and-white photos of themselves, we were also given an insight into what particular events caused the breakdown of their relationship with the monarchy and what prompted them to eventually leave the institution altogether.

[[imagecaption|| The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have established a new life for themselves after stepping down as senior working royals. Credit: PA Images / Alamy]]

While the couple delved into many topics that seemed to crop up throughout their six-year relationship, there was one that became a re-occurring theme - racism and the overall sense of belonging.

During the second episode, Meghan Markle discussed how her background in the world of acting meant that many people, including members of Prince Harry’s family, thought that she was not compatible with the prince.

"The fact that I was dating an American actress was probably what clouded their judgment more than anything else in the beginning," the 38-year-old husband said. "'Oh she's an American actress, this won't last.'"

"The actress thing was the biggest problem, [funnily] enou,h." added Meghan. "There's a big idea [of] what that looks like from the UK standpoint.

"Hollywood and... it's just very easy for them to typecast that," she said.

[[youtubewidget||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rlVhiXlcHU]]

Then, in episode three, this idea cropped up again when Harry discussed “one of the biggest mistakes” he had ever made in his life.

In January 2005, the Duke of Sussex was photographed wearing a Nazi uniform as a costume to a party which led to a barrage of backlash after it was published on the cover of The Sun newspaper.

Now, he’s opened up about the disgraceful moment.

"I felt so ashamed afterwards,” Harry said. "All I wanted to do was make it right."

"I sat down and spoke to the chief rabbi in London, which had a profound impact on me," he continued. "I went to Berlin and spoke to a Holocaust survivor.

"I could’ve just ignored it and probably made the same mistakes over and over again in my life, but I learned from that," the 38-year-old added.

At the time of the incident, he was 20 but almost two decades later, the mistake still seems to haunt him.

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Elsewhere in the series, the prince also discussed the Royal Family’s "huge level of unconscious bias."

"In this family, sometimes you’re part of the problem rather than part of the solution. And there is a huge level of unconscious bias," Harry said in the documentary.

"The thing with unconscious bias is it’s actually no one’s fault, but once it’s been pointed out or identified within yourself, you then need to make it right.

"It’s education, it’s awareness and it’s a constant work in progress for everyone - including me."

The first three episodes of Harry and Meghan are available to watch on Netflix now, with the final three set to arrive on December 15.

Featured Image Credit: Maureen McLean / Alamy