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Harry & Meghan: An African Journey spoilers + Stuff that didn’t make me cry this week
So, just in case you’ve been living under a rock for a week, tonight on ABC at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST you can finally watch the U.S. airing of Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, the much-anticipated documentary about the Sussex Royal Tour to southern Africa.
I actually watched it Sunday night, right after it aired on ITV in the U.K. (Thank you, Erika, for the link.)
I’m going to be honest with you – it was so much and so heavy that I’m still processing it. When I’m ready, I’ll share my thoughts.
If you’re dying to know the big takeaways from the documentary, read this from People. Obviously, a massive spoiler alert if you are waiting for the ABC airing tonight.
Apparently, William is worried. Hell, anyone who watches the documentary and isn’t worried for the Sussexes has a sensitivity chip missing, I think. They both seem very unhappy and their current situation, as it stands, seems untenable and impossible.
If you are a Royal Watcher and you don’t watch this – I don’t get that. You need to watch the documentary. So watch it live tonight, set your DVR, or find it on YouTube (it’s out there). Just watch it.
The British Royal Family is normally a source of happiness for me, but this documentary exposes the ugly side of it all and it leaves me feeling – I just feel sad for them. I don’t think anyone should have to be so miserable. Life is not meant to be lived the way they are living.
Before I keep word vomiting about the documentary (which, I promise, I will write about soon, though it won’t be a recap, it’ll be my feelings on it – if you want a recap, read the People article above), a couple of things that made me smile about the Family this week:
· Remember when William and Kate got stuck in Lahore and they had a “private engagement” on Friday morning before they flew back to Islamabad? Well, turns out they went back to the SOS Children’s Village in Lahore, where they had that birthday party the day before. SOS must be a very special place as it really seemed to strike a deep chord with Kate, who even wrote her first Instagram post ever about it: The community at the SOS Village is built around family – and the best possible family you could imagine – where everyone comes together to nurture, love and protect the children in their care. These vulnerable children, many who have come through traumatic circumstances, are nurtured in this caring environment and are able to form these quality relationships that they so desperately need to thrive. — Catherine
· Meghan wore a gorgeous purple dress rewear from Aritzia to the 10th Annual One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony, where a lady tried to curtsy to her but Meghan, in her affable way, pulled her up into a hug instead.
· The #WeLoveYouMeghan hashtag is trending on all social media platforms. I encourage you to use it and, if you’re so inclined, write her (or Harry) a letter at
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· Harry and Meghan, after all of this documentary madness, announced they’d be taking six weeks off at the end of the year and traveling to the U.S. for part of that time, likely around Thanksgiving. Booking my flight to L.A. now for Thanksgiving dinner at Doria’s! #iwish
· Apparently Camila Cabello was at Kensington Palace earlier this month for an event the Cambridges put on honoring teen heroes. If you paid me a million dollars to name one Camila Cabello song, I couldn’t do it. All I know is, from my rampant celebrity gossip addiction, she’s in love with Shawn Mendes – and I couldn’t name one song of his, either. Wait – they are singers, right?
Watch for my (I’m sure emotionally charged) post about the documentary. I might watch it again tonight when it airs on ABC. It’s a lot to take in and sometimes you just have to allow yourself to do just that. I feel like Harry and Meghan would be proud of me for taking care of myself and my feelings.