Harry and Meghan candidly talk about their common ground as children of divorced parents

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Meghan Markle’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, divorced when Meghan was still a school student. Her Husband, Prince Harry, went through a similar experience when his father, King Charles, and mother, Princess Diana, ended their marriage in August 1996. 

They discussed their parent’s divorce in their new Netflix series Harry & Meghan and that it helped them bond over their shared experiences. 

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Harry admits in the show that he was keen to ‘avoid the mistakes’ their parents made as he and Meghan bring up their young children. 

“I think it’s such a responsibility as human beings that if you bring a small person into this world. You should be doing anything you can to make the world a better place for them,” Harry said in the second episode.

“But equally, what’s most important for the two of us is to make sure that we don’t repeat the same mistakes that our parents made,” he continued. 

Meghan said kids who are the ‘product of divorced parents’ have a lot in common. (Credit: Getty)

Meghan agreed and said “There’s so much from anyone’s childhood that you bring with you into the present, especially when you are a product of divorce”

They both continued and she said kids who are the ‘product of divorced parents’ have a lot in common.

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Harry said, “Being pulled from one place to another or maybe your parents are competitive or you’re in one place longer than you want to be and you’re in another place less than you wanna be. 

“There’s all sort of pieces to that.”

Meghan vented her frustrations through a school assignment when she was twelve (Credit: Getty)

In the show, Meghan recalled the impact that the separation of her parents had on her as a child and said she vented her frustrations through a school assignment when she was twelve which she recalled on the Netflix show.

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“And I remember this poem to this day which was… Two houses, two homes. Two kitchens, two phones. Two couches where I lay. Two places that I stay. Moving, moving here and there. From Monday to Friday, I’m everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that bad. But oftentimes, it makes me sad. I want to live that nuclear life. With a happy dad and his loving wife. A picket fence, a shaggy dog. A fireplace with a burning log. But it’s not real, it’s just a dream. I cannot cry or even scream. So here I sit with cat number three. Life would be easy if there were two of me,” she concluded.

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