Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have an upcoming reality show.
The royal couple is filming an ‘at-home docuseries’ already branded a royal Keeping Up with the Kardashians for Netflix who have secured their ‘pound of flesh’ in return for their $100million Megxit streaming deal, it was claimed today.
Daily Mail Reports: The Sussexes are said to have welcomed cameras into their $14million Montecito mansion for a reality-type series that could be in the mould of The Osbournes – although it is not yet known if the couple’s two children, three-year-old Archie and 11-month-old Lilibet, will also feature.
‘I think it’s fair to say that Netflix is getting its pound of flesh,’ a Hollywood insider in the know about the project claimed to Page Six.
Royal expert Angela Levin, author of 2018 book ‘Harry: Conversations With The Prince’, said today: ‘Harry wanted privacy and to be ordinary. He also hated cameras. But he’s ended up doing an at home docuseries for Netflix. Does he need to be searched for hidden cameras on Jubilee days? Will he steal the event from the Queen?’
Australian royal commentator Daniela Elser said: ‘In only four years, the Sussexes have gone from being global darlings, resoundingly adored with desk drawers full of enterprising plans for charity projects, to reducing themselves to proto-Kardashians’.
The ‘at-home docuseries’ is one of the couple’s main media projects after Netflix, whose share price has tumbled after subscribers dropped as the pandemic fizzled out, scrapped Meghan’s animated show Pearl about a young girl inspired by Meghan who takes on social injustices while highlighting the work of feminist icons. The Duchess of Sussex is said to be looking for another broadcaster to buy it up.
In April, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams warned of possible ‘pressure from Netflix executives to get more royal content’, but he added that filming anything with other members of the Royal Family was ‘highly unlikely’.
Fitzwilliams told MailOnline at the time: ‘When Harry and Meghan signed up to Netflix for a deal worth $100million, according to the New York Times, in September 2020, the company appeared to be riding high with a huge and expanding reach owing to the pandemic.
‘It was undoubtedly a cachet to have two royals with a high global profile as well as produce The Crown which, though controversial, was an international hit.
‘A year and a half later they have actually produced absolutely nothing.’
Many are probably sitting there thinking “What has Megan done to Harry’s life?”
Did she help him get freedom, or issue on her own path?
Either way, Meghan is a MASTER MANIFESTOR. She gets everything she wants.