Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are taking a huge gamble by agreeing to do a docuseries with Netflix. The couple will reportedly give the public a glimpse of their private life, but a royal expert warns that if it doesn't sell, there will be no more multi-million projects for them after that.
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Called Desperate For Doing Netflix Docuseries
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed a multi-million, multi-year deal with Netflix in September 2020. This year, the Duchess of Sussex's animated series Pearl was axed because the streaming giant is trying to cut costs for revenue. However, the royal couple reportedly has a juicier content — they are doing a docuseries.
Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe weighed in on the Sussexes' Netflix project. First, he questioned why they agreed to do it, as it implied that they would be opening their door when they wanted to be private individuals. Second, he wasn't sure if the docuseries would be a good point for the royal couple.
"How can a couple that are so fiercely protective of their privacy open their doors up to Netflix for a docuseries?" he asked, Express reported.
"The contradictions are enormous. They told us they wanted to go and live a quieter, lower profile life. Then basically, ever since they’ve arrived in California, they’ve put themselves up for sale to the highest bidder. This smells of desperation for them because if they command the millions of pounds they’re offered just to open the doors for a full insight into their lives, then they’re selling the very thing that they’ve always fought to keep private - themselves."
What To Expect In Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's Netflix Docuseries
The Sussex fans might see a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's life in California in their upcoming Netflix docuseries. The project was reportedly an "at-home with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex-style" docuseries, according to Page Six reported.
The cameras were allowed behind the scene in their mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara. The filming crew also joined the Duke and Duchess of Sussex when they traveled to New York City in September.
YOU MIGHT LIKE: Kate Middleton, Prince William Shock: Cambridges Allegedly Sending Prince Harry, Meghan Markle A Message In Windsor Move After Comment About Queen Elizabeth's Security, Royal Correspondent Neil Sean Claims
An update earlier this week revealed that the royal couple hired Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus to helm their Netflix docuseries. Garbus was seen with this filming crew hiding camera equipment under coats and bags to film the Sussexes when they were in the Big Apple. They were also reportedly with the royal couple in an Airstream van on their way to the veteran's gala, Page Six reported.
It remains unknown how much of the Sussexes' lives in California will be exposed and if their connection with the royal family in the U.K. will be featured. There were rumors that Netflix wanted them to film Queen Elizabeth's first encounter with their daughter Lilibet, but Her Majesty did not allow cameras during the private meeting.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about the royal family.