Meghan and Harry’s Netflix deal ‘could be problematic’ in Queen’s Megxit review

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Netflix deal could prove "problematic" for the couple as their Megxit review with the Queen looms, a royal expert has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex secured a multi-million dollar deal with US streaming giant Netflix back in September – eight months after the couple announced their decision to step back as senior members of the Royal Family.

Queen Elizabeth II allowed the pair to step back from their duties for a year and said she would reevaluate their decision in March 2021.

As the deadline looms, the deal with the streaming giant is likely to be front and centre in the discussions, according to royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams.

Mr Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk : "Harry and Meghan will be keen on launching their non-profit foundation Archewell as soon as the pandemic permits.

"They are now financially independent, as they intended to be and will be involved in planning their deal with Netflix.

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"There will be enquiries as to the work they plan to do, especially given the intentionally malign portrait that Netflix's The Crown has painted of the Royal Family in the fourth season.

"This could be a problematic area though Harry and Meghan have no links with The Crown, which began in 2016."

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Mr Fitzwilliams said the deal could prove "problematic" for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, especially after Netflix’ portrayal of Princess Diana in The Crown.

The hit Netflix series is currently in its fourth season and details the rise and death of Diana, shining a light on Prince Charles ' affair with Camilla.

It has come under fire for the portrayal, which critics have claimed is exploitative of Prince William and Harry's late mother.

The UK government has even responded to the sensational series, with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden warning that it should not be mistaken for fact.

The Daily Star has approached representatives for Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Buckingham Palace and Clarence House for comment.

  • Meghan Markle
  • Prince Harry
  • Netflix
  • Royal Family

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