Prince Harry Planning a Netflix Documentary About Africa Without Meghan Markle

“Obviously Harry has a lot of roots in Africa, and he feels at home there.”

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Marie Claire reported recently that Meghan Markle might be looking to become a “one woman show” professionally—and it seems Prince Harry might be striking out on his own with some projects, too.

Page Six reports that Harry is working with Netflix on a documentary about Africa—but that Meghan isn’t involved in the project. “Harry’s potential African journey will inevitably be seen as following in the footsteps of his mother, Princess Diana, who traveled to Africa to campaign against landmines shortly before her death,” the outlet reports. 

Princess Diana walking in a landmine zone

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It’s not yet known what exactly the documentary will be about, but the ongoing writers’ strike in Hollywood means that Harry can’t move forward with the project yet. Harry has long expressed his deep affection and appreciation for the continent; in fact, it was in an early in their relationship trip to Botswana that Harry and Meghan fell in love.

“Obviously Harry has a lot of roots in Africa, and he feels at home there,” a source says. A Netflix insider confirmed to Page Six that it was one of a number of ideas Harry has been discussing with the streaming service. 

Prince Harry in Africa in 2015

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“This is where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world,” Harry said of his love of Africa in 2017. “I wish I could spend more time in Africa.”

In addition to this new project, Harry’s documentary Heart of Invictus—about his Invictus Games—will come out next month. The couple are also said to be working on a Great Expectations-inspired series for Netflix together, following the massive success of their Harry & Meghan docuseries last year. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in New York City

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Meghan is staying plenty busy, however, including rumors continuing to swirl about a possible memoir of her own, in the vein of Harry’s Spare, released earlier this year. If published, royal expert Camilla Tominey said “all hell will break loose,” per OK.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.