'The Crown' Will Never Cover Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Drama

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's drama will never play out on Netflix's royal bio-drama The Crown, according to series creator Peter Morgan.

  • Royal fans, brace yourself: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit and all the drama surrounding it will never, ever play out on The Crown. 
  • Peter Morgan, who created the hit Netflix (opens in new tab) drama, confirmed in a recent interview that the show's sixth and final season will cover the administrations of John Major and Tony Blair, which puts the end of the series roughly around 2007, nearly a decade before Harry and Meghan met.
  • Morgan explained that the Sussexes' story is still unfolding and he's happy he won't have to dramatize it for the show.

In its upcoming fourth season, The Crown (opens in new tab) will introduce one of the modern monarchy's most important figures: Princess Diana. This means the Netflix drama will also be laying the ground work for one of the royal family's biggest scandals—Princess Diana and Prince Charles' (opens in new tab) acrimonious divorce and Charles' affair with his now-wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles (opens in new tab).

But, fans of the royal drama (opens in new tab) won't get to see one of the biggest recent real-life royal ~dramas~ play out in the series: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit (opens in new tab).

In an interview with Town & Country (opens in new tab), series creator Peter Morgan weighed in on how the series will handle Harry and Meghan's tumultuous royal saga (opens in new tab). The short answer: It won't. Although Morgan had previously said The Crown would end after Season 5, he's now changed his mind and decided to extend the series back to its originally-planned six seasons, the last of which will focus on the administrations of John Major and Tony Blair.

For reference, Blair's term as Prime Minister ended in 2007—nearly a decade before Harry and Meghan first met (opens in new tab) in the summer of 2016. That timeline, of course, doesn't allow for any of the still-unfolding, Sussex-related drama (opens in new tab)—and that's something Morgan is very happy about. 

"The Meghan and Harry story is nowhere near over yet," he explained. "And I’m happy that I’m never going to write it."

The Crown Season 4 (opens in new tab) premieres on Netflix on November 15.

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