Harry and Meghan face royal family questions at awards show – as Netflix release looms | US News

Harry and Meghan faced a flurry of questions as they arrived at an awards show in New York – hours before their new documentary is due to be released on Netflix.

The Duke was asked if he was putting money ahead of his family when the couple graced the red carpet – but there was no direct response.

“So many questions,” Harry was heard saying as they were escorted inside the gala hosted by the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR) organisation.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were honored with a Ripple of Hope Award in recognition of their work on racial justice and mental health.

One clip off Harry was delivered by organizers which featured Harry joking, in a phased Q&A, about how he thought Meghan took him on a date night.

Speaking on stage with RFKHR president Kerry Kennedy, Harry said: “I’ll be honest with you Kerry, I just thought we were going on a date night so I thought it was quite strange that we’re sharing the room with 1,500 people.

“We don’t get out much these days because our kids are so young and young, so this is completely unexpected.”

Meghan added: “Thank you for taking me on this very special date night.”

Although no one might have expected them to go full metal jacket on the royals in this forum, it is conceivable that racism as a topic may have been discussed – and aired publicly – on the basis of relevance and importance.

But there is currency in what Harry and Meghan have to say on the subject, and that is earned elsewhere.

This media-savvy couple has an investment to protect.

They will be pleased that an internationally respected organization like RFK Human Rights, populated by opinion leaders, has rewarded their efforts to change the narrative of racism.

In doing so, it validates their history of victimhood and can only cement the notion that problems exist within the royal family – an issue Meghan raised in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Meghan and Harry. Image: Netflix

Here in United Statesthe media generally buys into the fairytale about the royal family, and the coverage has been dewy and sympathetic.

That changes with hard news and the reporting around Harry and Meghan is hard-hitting and analytical.

The royal family, as an institution, is limited in the extent to which it can engage in rebuttal. Unlike Harry and Meghan who have the freedom to swing the wrecking ball.

Just how far … we’re about to find out.

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