Howard Stern was blunt in his assessment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix docuseries.
The first three episodes of “Harry & Meghan,” which premiered on Thursday, were “painful” to watch, according to the radio show host.
Stern, 68, made the remarks on Sirius XM’s “The Howard Stern Show” on Monday, as he and co-host Robin Quivers discussed their attempts to watch the docuseries, according to Mediaite:
“It’s been painful. I wouldn’t stay with it, but my wife [Beth Ostrosky Stern] wants to watch it. You know, we have shows we watch. But they come off like such whiny b-tches. I gotta tell you man, I just don’t get it.”
“I don’t know what this prince — I get Prince Harry being pissed off at the monarchy for his mother. They treated her like s–t. She really was like, just — that [King] Charles was such a f–king c–t to Lady Diana.”
Quivers said regarding Prince Harry:
“That’s your father. You know, like, you gotta deal with the father who really screwed over your mother and knew what he was doing the whole time he did it. It wasn’t — there was nothing real about that relationship from beginning to end.”
Stern expressed sympathy for Prince Harry’s loss of a parent, but he was irritated when the prince and Markle began to complain about their experiences as working members of the royal family.
He claimed the couple irritated him, especially after seeing the commentary they recorded on their cell phones before their Netflix deal was even announced.
“I feel bad for Prince Harry losing his mother and all that. So you got my empathy there. But Jesus Christ, when those two started whining about ‘wah wah wah, and they don’t like me’ and she wants to be beloved in this country.”
The radio personality said:
“It’s just very weird to watch two people who keep screaming, ‘We wanted our privacy, we wanted the press to leave us alone,’ And then what is their special that they put out on Netflix? Showing you them and their kids and their life. It’s like ‘The Kardashians’ — except boring… found it troubling.”
Some social media users and royal experts, like Stern, have compared Prince Harry and Meghan’s documentary to the Kardashian family’s Hulu reality show.
Gayle King, the couple’s friend, recently defended their Netflix docuseries.
When asked about the Sussexes’ docuseries on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” last week, King stated:
“It’s not a reality show. It’s not.”
The “CBS Mornings” anchor also stated that she “can’t wait” to see the six-part series.
On December 8, Netflix released the first three episodes of “Harry & Meghan.” On Thursday, three more episodes will be released.