Meghan and Harry were mocked on the talk show following the release of a Netflix trailer promoting their upcoming series which dropped while Prince William and Kate were on a visit to the US.
Both Joy Behar and Ana Navarro slammed the couple during a chat about the release of the trailer.
Behar suggested that the clip had been purposely released to clash with the Prince and Princess of Wales’ trip while Navarro said she was “sick of the sight” Meghan crying.
Navarro said: “I just wish that every time I saw Meghan and Harry they weren’t crying and wiping away tears and they were giving me something positive.”
Three episodes of the six-part series are set to be released Thursday, December 8 – a fact which wasn’t mentioned in the trailer.
The show has been billed as an insight into the couple’s life and their struggles, however royal watchers have said that the documentary series will likely be critical of the Firm.
The timing of the trailer sparked uproar among royal commentators and drew widespread condemnation as an attempt to overshadow Prince William and Kate’s America trip.
“So, do you make anything of this release? Do you think it was deliberate?” Behar asked her co-hosts on The View.
Sunny Hostin gave the Sussexes the benefit of the doubt, arguing that they likely did not have control over when the trailer would be released.
She said: “I didn’t realize they had that much power within Netflix, that they could say, ‘We’re gonna drop it now because my brother and his wife are coming to the states’.”
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However, as the conversation turned to Navarro, she made it clear she believes the Sussexes had at least some say in the decision.
“First of all, I think Netflix is great at marketing and I think Harry and Meghan are great at marketing themselves. They have done – they’ve now earned tens and tens of millions of dollars out of their story, which they have been telling, it seems to me, for years now, and they’re very good at it,” Navarro said.
She added: “So I don’t know if they had the power to tell Netflix, ‘Drop it when my brother is here,’ but I think they probably did have the power to tell Netflix, ‘Don’t drop it when my brother is here’.”
Sarah Haines then chimed in, appearing to question the amount of publicity the couple were receiving when “they wanted privacy” after they left the UK.
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Sara Haines added: “I think the most notable thing is that they wanted privacy. They were harassed, I do believe everything that she said.
“When they left the royal family, they wanted protection and they wanted to leave that. I do find it interesting, it’s hard to reconcile the amount of publicity-“
However, Haines was cut off by Joy Behar who asked: “Do we really care? I mean, we’ve been dealing with election deniers and anti-Semites!” pointing to issues which she considered more pressing.
The Netflix series, titled Harry & Meghan, will be released in two parts this month – three episodes will come out this week on Thursday, December 8 while another three will be released on December 15.