Britain's media has hit back at claims made in Netflix docuseries 'Harry and Meghan'


  • Iain Duncan Smith said if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dislike the royal family, they should not attend the coronation
  • David Mellor agreed that the Sussexes should skip the coronation because they sold the royal family to the media
  • Lady Antonia Fraser hoped the Sussexes would not come because she wanted the spotlight on the king and queen

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do not deserve to witness King Charles' coronation, according to former politicians.

Several individuals, including former politicians, senior military figures and respected historians reacted to "Harry & Meghan," which debuted Thursday. One former Cabinet Minister urged the pair to just stay home and skip King Charles' coronation on May 6 after watching the docuseries.

"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.

David Mellor, a fellow Tory veteran, echoed the same sentiment. For him, the Sussexes do not deserve to be present at the new monarch's coronation day on May 6, which also falls on their son Archie's 4th birthday.

"They shouldn't come to the Coronation. They categorically shouldn't come," Mellor said. "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."

He also suggested that people "would be perfectly entitled to boo if the couple did turn up."

"They are a sad pair, and there is no hope for them on their current course," he added.

For her part, Lady Antonia Fraser, a historian and author, believed it would be best for Prince Harry and Markle not to fly to the United Kingdom for the event since they might only steal the limelight from the king and queen consort.

"I hope they don't come because I want the King and Queen to be the center of attention. It worries me that if they come the cameras might waste time on them. They should stay holding hands in Hollywood," she explained.

British journalist and investigative reporter Tom Bower also echoed the same sentiment. The "Revenge" author was convinced that the Sussexes are not welcome in Prince Harry's home country following their Netflix docuseries.

"I can't imagine they'll be welcome. I don't think Harry will ever be welcome back in England," Bower told Page Six.

The former BBC journalist and TV producer also blamed Prince Harry for his strained relationship with his family. In his opinion, he was the one isolating himself from the firm.

"I think he's just cutting himself off from it all. You know, he is turning himself into an outcast, and I don't think anyone's going to be looking to — to see if he's welcome here," Bower continued. "And ... with her, she's finished now for sure. And he's on the verge of being finished."

The second part of Prince Harry and Markle's "Harry & Meghan," comprising three more episodes, will drop on Thursday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, attend the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala in New York City