News broke in early January that Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, would be taking a step back as senior members of Britain’s royal family. Now there are dueling royal family TV news specials set to provide more details about the departure. The ABC special is titled Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan and The Crown and it airs Wednesday, January 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Here’s how to watch if you don’t have a cable subscription.
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Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan and The Crown Preview
In what is now being referred to as “Megxit,” Harry and Meghan plan to move to North America with their son Archie and work to become financially independent. As their plans come together on how to transition to “nonworking members” of the royal family, ABC News is examining the events that led to their departure and what the future may hold for them.
Correspondent Deborah Roberts reports on Meghan’s road to British royalty, the challenges she’s faced along the way, the Queen, the press, the pressure and Prince Harry, who can no longer call himself His Royal Highness.
The special features interviews with Nacho Figueras, Harry’s close friend and charity partner; Alastair Bruce of Crionaich, ABC News Royalty Consultant and Officer of Arms to the Queen; and Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke, an American who married the heir apparent of the Earl of Sandwich. The program, with additional reporting by foreign correspondent James Longman, raises questions about what Harry and Meghan’s new life could look like and more.
In a preview trailer, various interview subjects (who are not identified on the screen), offer up their thoughts on the whole ordeal.
“Is Meghan to blame? Is it Harry? Have they been unfair to the Queen? It looks spoiled. It looks hypocritical,” says one man.
Another offers, “It’s funny how people are so quick to blame Meghan for this. People want to blame a number of things on why Harry and Meghan took this decision. They want to say it’s the media’s fault, they want to say that it’s Harry’s fractured relationship with his brother. Pick your villains, pick your heroes. They’re all there.”
A third says, “Maybe they just looked around at the rest of the royal family and just thought, ‘That’s not what we want.'”
Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan and The Crown airs Wednesday, January 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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