"We've never been allowed to tell our story ... until now," says Markle as the program starts, an obvious hint at the direction of the narrative.
Segments with Harry and Meghan explaining the "true" racist nature of Britain are supported by assurances from authors, commentators, and celebrities. For example, Harry explains in a segment that the royals suffer from "unconscious bias" and are "part of the problem" when it comes to racism in Britain. Essentially, his claim is that his family members don't realize that they are racist.
The viewer then enjoys academic segments, where commentators explain how British tradition is "filled with racist imagery" that exists within the "colonial legacy" and "cipher of race" that fuels an anti-immigration sentiment. Experts also call the country "Empire 2.0," explaining how "nothing has changed" since the kingdom's colonial past, besides its ability to conduct public relations.
But it doesn't stop there. Brexit takes significant heat in the first episodes, as Harry remarks that the story "isn't just about [them]," rather that it has "always been much bigger," alluding to the idea that the racism his wife faces is a product of a greater societal problem.
Commentary is then given about a "pretty toxic debate about the European Union" followed by a series of clips of Britons making racist comments. Prince Harry cites a 2016 "EU-commissioned report" stating that "a culture war that had already existed was going to become huge" if the U.K. government and media didn't oppose Brexit.
What follows is a gamut of further condemnation of British society, from Markle claiming that she wasn't treated as "black woman" until she was hoisted into the British spotlight to Serena Williams and all the way up to the Atlantic slave trade and concluding with racist jewelry.
The poetic culmination is in Prince Harry's comments on "unconscious bias," which he has been speaking on for several years now.
"In this family, sometimes you are part of the problem rather than part of the solution. There is a huge level of unconscious bias," the prince remarked. "The thing with unconscious bias, it is actually no one's fault. But once it has been pointed out, or identified within yourself, you then need to make it right," he continued.
"It is a constant work in progress for everybody, including me," he finally concluded.
Then, according to the Daily Mail, "Harry then spoke about when he wore a Nazi uniform to a private party in 2005."