The Royal Family Fear Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Netflix Deal Will “Distract” From Them

Other members of the royal family are reportedly worried that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Netflix deal will divert attention from their work.

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (opens in new tab) recently signed an exciting multimillion dollar deal with Netflix to produce scripted TV shows, documentaries and docuseries, children’s programming, and feature films.
  • Other members of the royal family are reportedly worried about the deal, according to Entertainment Tonight
  • Specifically, other senior royals worry the deal will divert attention from them.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's multimillion dollar Netflix deal (opens in new tab) is reportedly freaking out other members of the royal family. More specifically, according (opens in new tab) to Entertainment Tonight, they're concerned Meghan and Harry's deal will "distract" from the work of other senior royals, including that of Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Charles, and Camilla Parker Bowles. To which I would say, very politely and with the appropriate curtsies and bows...the Sussexes are doing something extremely exciting, royals! You should consider following their lead!

kings lynn, england december 25 l r prince william, duke of cambridge, catherine, duchess of cambridge, meghan, duchess of sussex and prince harry, duke of sussex leave after attending christmas day church service at church of st mary magdalene on the sandringham estate on december 25, 2018 in kings lynn, england photo by stephen pondgetty images

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According to royal correspondent Katie Nicholls, the royals are also concerned that they might be depicted in the Sussexes' Netflix content—even though Meghan and Harry have made it very clear that they have no intentions of disrespecting the monarchy. "There are some members of the institution who are concerned that the couple are going to cash in on their royal connections," Nicholls told Entertainment Tonight. "But sources close to the couple tell me that they are very adamant that anything and everything that they do is very much going to be in a respectful tone to the Queen, the monarchy, and very much on their missions."

"It's not going to be in the style of The Crown or a royal documentary series. I'm sure that really isn’t on the table," Nicholls continued. To sum up: "If there are concerns in the palace, Harry and Meghan are making it really clear there is no need for concern." Now get on board with the rest of us, royals, and make some room in your Netflix queue!

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Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.