Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have struck a mega-deal with Netflix, where they will be producing films, documentaries, and children’s shows for the streaming giant. Since the couple had been long rumored to be heading to the entertainment scene, the announcement didn’t really shock a lot of people.
However, a new report claims that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix deal didn’t sit well with Prince William. The streaming site is home to a show called The Crown, which tackles a controversial issue about the Royal Family and the late Princess Diana.
The fourth season of The Crown is set to reveal a dark period for the Royal Family. It will also show Princess Diana’s struggle with bulimia. Prince William is allegedly not too happy that his brother chose to be a part of the company that steams a show that has explicit scenes featuring their mother.
“William and other senior royals are incredibly uncomfortable about this drama and livid Harry is now in partnership with the company that’s airing it,” an insider said.
According to a spokesman for Left Bank Pictures, the company that makes The Crown, producers “worked closely with the eating disorder charity” to create an accurate representation of Princess Diana’s bulimia.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix deal is a huge move for them to reach their goal of being “financially independent.” There has been no confirmation about how much money the couple will make from the deal, but it was previously estimated that “it could be around 100 million pounds."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been told many times to make their own money after officially stepping down as senior royals at the end of March. Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer get any funding from the Firm, the CEO of Republic Graham Smith, which is a British republican pressure group, said that the pair should find sources of income to pay for their lavish lifestyle.
Graham Smith pointed out that the U.K. doesn’t owe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a penny. He also rejected the Duchess of Sussex’s claim that her royal wedding provided an economic boost for Britain.
After the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix deal, it was confirmed that the couple repaid the refurbishing costs of the Frogmore Cottage. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also moved into their new £11.2million ($14.7million) home in California.