Historian in Harry and Meghan’s Netflix series given OBE by King

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A historian who contributed to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s controversial Netflix series is set to be honoured with an OBE by the King today. Professor David Olusoga – the author of Black and British – featured in the docu-series that contained a number of damaging claims about the Royal Family. He appeared at the end of episode two to revisit the debate around Brexit.

Professor Olusoga said that the “fairy tale” of Harry and Meghan was “embedding itself in a nation that is having a pretty toxic debate about the European Union.”

He argued that “immigration was at the absolute centre” of that debate, and that “immigration is very often in this country a cipher for race”.

He also criticised “racism” in the process and said that the fact that slave owners were compensated “for their human property” is often “left out” of history lessons. This was an example of slavery being “airbrushed” out of Britain’s past, he said.

Professor Olusoga is among a number of people being honoured at Windsor Castle.

The professor, from Long Ashton, is being honoured “for services to history and to community integration”.

The 52-year-old also starred on the popular BBC show “A House Through Time”.

Professor Olusoga, who is a professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, also interviewed Barack Obama in 2020 about the first volume of his presidential memoirs, ‘A Promised Land’.

The streaming service promised viewers that the show would give an insight into the couple and their relationship, saying: “From their courtship to their exit from royal life, Harry and Meghan share their complex journey in their own words in this docuseries.”

Professor Olusoga, who received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) from the Queen in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to history and to community integration, appeared in episodes two and three of the show.

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