When you're a very famous public person, right of reply has a limit before the audience you're appealing to grows tired, then annoyed, and finally exhausted and dismissive. Initially, with Oprah's editorial helping hand, Meghan and Harry came out as the winners; unless you're a part of British legacy media, no one could reasonably deny as much - they're crazy about each other, righted the wrongs against them, and had another baby on the way. From there, they should have taken a more Mackenzie Scott-esque approach, using their massive public profile and wealth (they aren't billionaires, but they are millionaires) for philanthropic purposes (there's a separate discussion to be had about philanthropy as a system itself and how it supports inequality, another day, another thread) and they would have gone down as beloved public figures, Daily Mail commenters be damned.
But where Diana had real style, not just in her being fashionable but the way she conducted herself, Harry's surprisingly naive and kind of dumb. His mother wanted out of her marriage; once she got what she wanted, she took her victory and ran and by the time she died, was a pretty confident, purpose-driven woman. Harry's need for an apology and coupling every intimate reveal with, "But, I hope we can reconcile," shows he's just pretty messy, because the people he purports to desire reconciliation with are remarkably private and definitely find this whole tour mortifying, leaving an exhausted public in the middle.