Meghan Markle and Prince Harry raised eyebrows when they decided to work with Netflix. The streaming giant has been criticized for its dramatization of The Crown, based on the real-life events of the British royals. A royal expert weighed in on their decision to still work with Netflix.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, And Netflix Have A Deal Related To The Crown?
Royal correspondent and commentator Jonathan Sacerdoti spoke about Prince Harry and Markle's upcoming docuseries on Netflix. The royal expert claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have some sort of deal with the streaming giant not to involve their storyline in The Crown.
"I do wonder if one of the reasons that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle haven't taken a firm stand with Netflix by refusing to make their series is it didn't change that sort of approach towards The Crown," Sacerdoti told Express.
"I wonder if it might be some sort of arranged deal, spoken or unspoken that they have that will see them left alone in the crown if they provide their version of their story."
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The Crown creator Peter Morgan confirmed that the series would end with its sixth season, taking place in the early 2000s. However, it remains unclear where exactly it will focus. Sacerdoti believed that in that way, Prince Harry and Markle could "complete their extra piece of the jigsaw puzzle" with their own docuseries.
"I certainly think it would be undesirable for Meghan and Harry to have recent events described in The Crown, I know producers said they aren't keen to go right up to the present day, but maybe that's why they are so keen on this Netflix series, it might complete their extra piece of the jigsaw puzzle in them telling their story," Sacerdoti added.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Docuseries On Netflix To Air In December?
There were claims that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted to push back their docuseries and his memoir. The royal couple reportedly wanted to edit the content and make it softer for the royal family.
Penguin Random House agreed to delay the Duke of Sussex's book Spare. Prince Harry's memoir will not be out this year, but it's coming up early next year, on Jan. 10.
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Meanwhile, their docuseries on Netflix will reportedly still air later this year. Netflix reportedly wanted to tie the Sussexes' docuseries with The Crown.
The historical drama TV series will run first, and Prince Harry and Markle's docuseries will air a few weeks later.
"As far as I am aware, the docuseries is still going ahead later this year," a highly-placed industry insider told Page Six.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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