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Harry and Meghan's Netflix series 'will join list of bad royal interviews', warns expert

Harry and Meghan's Netflix documentary could potentially join the list of badly-received royal interviews, Jennie Bond has warned.

The royal expert has warned that documentaries featuring royals have historically not gone well and cited the likes of Diana's Panorama episode and Prince Andrew's notorious Newsnight interview.

She added that she feared it would drive a further wedge between Prince Harry and the rest of his family as it "looks like the gloves are off".

However, Jennie reckons that it will largely involve revisiting all of their prior allegations and complaints, but it will be "interesting to hear their point of view".

Prince Harry and Meghan's documentary will be released on Thursday (Netflix/Youtube)

Speaking to new!, Jennie said: "It seems that there is going to be a lot of washing of the family's dirty laundry in public again."

Yet, she said that she wasn't surprised because, when she looks back at her 30 years of reporting, she's "washed more royal dirty linen than the housekeepers at Buckingham Palace", quipping: "It seems to be what they do!"

Jennie continued: "Historically, documentaries like this haven't gone well. If you look back to King Charles' Jonathan Dimbleby interview, Diana's Panorama, than Andrew, and now this."

She went on to question what Meghan and Harry are trying to achieve as they clearly feel so aggrieved that they seem to want some public retribution and public flagellation of the royal family.

Jennie added: "That said, it will be immensely watchable."

Prince Andrew's excruciating interview with Emily Maitlis in which he was questioned about his friendship with convicted paedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was dubbed a "car crash" when it aired back in 2019.

Despite that, Prince Andrew and his aides reportedly thought he had performed wonderfully in the moments after the nightmare interview.

However, Princess Diana's 1995 interview with Panorama journalist Martin Bashir is still the most famous royal interview and was watched by more than 22 million viewers.

Harry and Meghan's documentary will be release in two parts (Netflix)

The Princess of Wales dropped bombshell after bombshell about the disintegration of her marriage to Prince Charles, speaking of his infidelity with Camilla Parker Bowles.

Last year, the BBC issued an an apology to the royal family over the circumstances in which Bashir secured the interview.

Prince Andrew's interview with Emily Maitlis was dubbed a 'car crash' (BBC)

It came after a report into the interview concluded that Bashir acted inappropriately and in serious breach of BBC guidelines.

A year before Diana's interview, King Charles made the jaw-dropping admission of his own infidelity.

The BBC have since apologised for the way in which Martin Bashir secured his interview with Princess Diana (Getty Images)

Speaking to presenter Jonathan Dimbleby, Charles said he was faithful to Diana “until it became irretrievably broken down, us both having tried.”

It was the prince's first acknowledgement of his rumoured extramarital affair with Camilla.

The interviews spelled the end for Charles and Diana’s marriage and set alight a conversation as to whether the heir would ever be accepted as king.

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