The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have dramatically stepped down from their roles as prominent working members of the royal family this year, have moved to California with their one-year-old son Archie Harrison. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced that they want to become financially independent of the company, and have struck an exclusive deal with the streaming giant Netflix to do so.
Prince Harry has since been under scrutiny after Netflix’s The Crown portrayed his mother and father’s relationship in her latest series.
Commenting on the backlash with guest Olivia Utley, talkRADIO host Mike Graham said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have gotten themselves into trouble.
He said, “Megan and Harry are in trouble with this due to the fact that Harry said nothing about the way his mother and father were portrayed in this series.”
Journalist Ms. Utley replied: “He put himself in hot water.
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“He got this deal with Netflix so he can’t really say anything.”
The commentator went on to claim that the Duke of Sussex would find himself in similar positions going forward due to a “significant conflict of interest”.
She said, “Netflix is where their next paycheck comes from.
“ Prince Harry will definitely find himself in situations like this again and again.
“How could he just flee to Hollywood and not realize there would be dire consequences?
The couple also joked about the possibility of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being involved directly with The Crown.
“I don’t know what the plan is for the rest of The Crown. We will definitely have started to this day and then had big problems with Harry. I think it would be a dream come true if Harry and Meghan play their part,” Ms. Utley said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to use their new Netflix platform to promote issues close to their heart, such as social injustice and diversity.
Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said Harry and Meghan’s Netflix deal will likely not be affected by The Crown. Mr. Fitzwilliams accused the fourth series of the show of being “very bad” – but also said that it uses “dramatic licensing”.
On the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s plans for the Netflix deal, he told Express.co.uk: “I confidently expect that this will also happen when their nonprofit Archewell is launched, issues of diversity, gender equality, the environment and mental health. I think all of these will be issues that they will champion. “.
Mr Fitzwilliams claimed that the combination of the Netflix deal and speaking arrangement pits the royal couple for financial success. He said, “All of this will mean that they will get money. They already have the profile. Where will this lead in the future? I think it will lead to a very high global position.”