‘Harry and Meghan’s brand could be damaged by Netflix doc,’ royal critic claims

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hoping to redefine their identity – but their Netflix doc could stand in their way, a royal critic has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex showed off their philanthropic efforts in the first three episodes of their new six-part series, with the pair establishing themselves as "statespeople," commentator Daniela Elser said.

"They would seem hungry to want to be viewed as statespeople, a sort-of 'have UN Secretary General’s number, will travel' dynamic duo with a self-appointed global remit," she wrote for news.com.au.

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"If their reliability continues to be challenged after this week’s second Harry & Meghan outing, could it compromise or affect their brand going forward?"

She added that if the "pattern continues" there could be a point when Harry and Meghan's credibility "really suffers".

Elser offered up a few examples of the pair's alleged mistruths, citing Meghan's claim that she never wore colour in the UK as evidence that the couple may be telling some falsehoods.

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“Most of the time that I was in the UK, I rarely wore colour," Meghan alleged of her time in the Royal Family.

"There was thought in that. To my understanding, you can’t ever wear the same colour as Her Majesty, if there’s a group event. But then you also should never be wearing the same colour as one of the other more senior members of the family.

“So I was like, ‘Well, what’s a colour that they’ll probably never wear?’ Camel? Beige? White? So I wore a lot of muted tones, but it also was so I could just blend in.”

However, Elser said there was plenty of evidence of the Duchess of Sussex sporting vibrant colours while she was a working royal.

"Yes, Meghan chose plenty of colourless ensembles during her 20-month stint as a working Duchess but so too were there plenty of occasions when she fully embraced colour," Elser wrote.

The last three episodes of Harry and Meghan will be released tomorrow (Thursday, December 15).

The Daily Star has contacted Harry and Meghan's representatives for comment.

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