5 Things We Learned About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle From Their Africa Documentary

There’s been a lot of stuff going on with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lately. No one is exactly sure what the future holds for this royal couple — all we know for sure is that big changes are on the horizon.

Most recently, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made some major statements in a wildly revealing ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which was fronted by Prince Harry’s friend Tom Bradby. The documentary gave everyone a glimpse into what’s really happening behind the scenes.

Didn’t get to watch the documentary yet? No worries. Here are the five key takeaways about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that you need to know.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Prince Harry addressed the royal feud with Prince William

Rumors of a brotherly feud between Prince Harry and Prince William have been circulating for months now. Most royal followers believe their falling out had something to do with Prince William warning Harry against rushing into marriage with Meghan Markle.

These rumors were all based on speculation — until now. During the documentary, Prince Harry hints at a real issue with his former best friend and confidante. “Inevitably, stuff happens. But we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers,” Harry told Bradbury.

“We’re certainly on different paths at the moment,” Harry continued. “I’ll always be there for him and as I know, he’ll always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy, but I love him dearly. As brothers, we have good days and we have bad days.” 

Prince William and Prince Harry
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Prince Harry still misses his mother terribly

The entire world still mourns for Princess Diana. But no one feels that loss more deeply than her beloved sons. Prince Harry opened up about how much he misses his mother during the documentary plus alludes to why he’s been so harsh with the media since her passing.

“I think being part of this family —  in this role, in this job — every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash, it takes me straight back,” Prince Harry explained.

“In that respect, it’s the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best. Being here now 22 years later trying to finish what she started will be incredibly emotional. But everything that I do reminds me of her.”

Meghan shared the secret nickname she has for her husband

Though the documentary had plenty of dramatic moments, one of the best parts was finding out what Meghan Markle calls Prince Harry behind closed doors.

She says, “I have said for a long time to H — that’s what I call him — ‘It’s not enough to just survive something. That’s not the point of life. You have got to thrive. You have got to feel happy.’”

Archie is the focus behind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s mission

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex cared deeply about the environment before. But now that these two have a child, they’re more cognizant than ever that the future matters and that children will inherit the world we’ve left them.

The documentary discussed the historic meeting between the royal family and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a revered anti-apartheid and human rights activist.

“It’s not lost on us what a huge and significant moment that is,” Meghan Markle said. “I think Archie will look back at that in so many years and understand that right at the beginning of his life, he was fortunate enough to have this moment with one of the best and most impactful leaders of our time. So, it was really special.”

Prince Harry elaborated on why he’s fearful of tabloids

Tabloid culture in the United Kingdom isn’t the same as it is in the United States. The treatment Prince Harry and Meghan Markle receive isn’t fair — and they’re speaking out about it.

Some of it is Princess Diana’s influence. But a lot has to do with the Duke of Sussex just wanting to protect his family.

“Everything that she went through and what happened to her is incredibly raw, every single day, and that’s not me being paranoid, that’s just me not wanting a repeat of the past,” Harry explained of his wife’s turmoil.

“And if anybody else knew what I knew, being it a father, be it a husband, be it anyone, you would be doing exactly what I’m doing, as well,” he concluded.

You can’t fault the man for that.

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In Tembisa, Johannesburg, today The Duke and Duchess visited to meet young entrepreneurs at the YES hub – a hive for creativity and social enterprise. Their visit was an amazing tour of the ingenuity and opportunity – seeing businesses that varied from food to essential sanitary products for local women. During their visit, they were able to sample food from ‘Chef Mish’ – a local masterchef winner – which he makes at the site as part of his catering business and cafe. They then joined YES community members to take part in training and tests that will help them gain skills and find work. On the third stop today, entrepreneur Moss showed The Duke and Duchess the organic produce he's growing in the township with aquaponics – supplying local restaurants. And finally, The Duke and Duchess met the women behind the amazing Blossom Care Solutions – who are making 80,000 sanitary pads every month for women in their community. They are 100% compostable, and provide an essential low-cost product for women and girls. The Duchess has long campaigned on this issue and wrote in Time magazine in 2017, saying: “In communities all over the globe, young girls’ potential is being squandered because we are too shy to talk about the most natural thing in the world. To that I say: we need to push the conversation, mobilize policy making surrounding menstrual health initiatives, support organizations who foster girls’ education from the ground up, and within our own homes, we need to rise above our puritanical bashfulness when it comes to talking about menstruation.” • See our previous post to see The Dukes speech #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo ©️ PA images

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