Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, visit the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan, New York City


  • Prince Harry said they had to make peace with the fact that they would not receive a genuine apology from the palace
  • The Duke of Sussex added that he and his wife are moving on and focusing on what's coming next
  • Prince Harry claimed that what happened to them was meant to happen because that's how those in power respond

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are moving on from the royals.

The Duke of Sussex spoke about his relationship with the royal family in Vol. II of "Harry & Meghan." According to him, they are not waiting for an apology and moving forward with their lives.

"I've had to make peace with the fact that we're probably never going to get genuine accountability or a genuine apology," he said in episode 6 of his and Markle's Netflix docuseries, Page Six reported.

"My wife and I, we're moving on," he continued. "We're focused on what's coming next."

Prince Harry also spoke about them being victims of "institutional gaslighting" during their departure and in the aftermath. "Everything that's happened to us, was always going to happen to us. Because if you speak truth to power, that's how they respond."

Prince William's brother also accused the institution of leaking their family's temporary move to Canada in January 2020. He alleged that a detail from an email to his father, King Charles, became front-page news.

"That was the giveaway," he said. "I was like, 'Wow. Our story, our lives, literally got taken from underneath us.'"

Earlier in the episode, Markle spoke about being a "scapegoat" for the royal family. According to her, they were used as tabloid "real estate."

"You would just see it play out. Like, a story about someone in the family would pop up for a minute. 'Gotta make that go away,'" she said.

"They would feed stories on her, whether they were true or not, to avoid other less favorable stories being printed," Markle's friend, Lucy Fraser, added.

The first three episodes of "Harry & Meghan" dropped on Dec. 8. The second part arrived on Thursday. Following the debut of their Netflix docuseries, the couple received an intense backlash from their critics, who believed their show would only worsen their rift with the royal family. Former politicians even advised them to skip King Charles' coronation.

"If they dislike the Royal Family so much why would they attend the Coronation?" former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith told The Mail on Sunday.

"They shouldn't come to the Coronation. They categorically shouldn't come," David Mellor, a fellow Tory veteran, echoed the same sentiment. "They make money out of selling their family down the river. I think it should be made clear that the British people do not want them there."

Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London