Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s recent UK visit sparked the reported delay of their upcoming Netflix docu-series, an expert has suggested.
By LAUREN WELCH
Prince Harry and Meghan visited the UK to attend various events for charities “close to their hearts”. However, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, some of their later appearances were cancelled and their trip was extended. According to royal expert and author Katie Nicholl, the couple’s time in the UK last month led them to an epiphany that “a lot of what would be in this docu-series would be very insensitive”, particularly “so soon” after the Queen’s death
Ms Nicholl told GB News: “We’re talking about this big multi-million dollar deal, $100 million dollars [that] Netflix has paid this couple.
“We know that they’ve been to the Invictus Games, we know that they’ve been following the couple around [and] has now reportedly been pushed back again, into the new year.
“I understand that is largely at the couple’s behest that when they went back after the Queen’s funeral, they realised that a lot of what would be in Harry’s book and a lot of what would be in this docu-series would potentially look very insensitive.
“[Especially] so soon after the Queen’s death.”
She added: “Timing is everything.”
She also noted that looking back on their “past ventures”, in particular their interview with Oprah, it shows that the couple are “not afraid to be critical of the institution”.
Harry and Meghan signed the multi-million dollar Netflix deal just a few months after stepping down as senior royals.
They stated in their official statement that they were stepping down with a desire to “work to become financially independent”.
They also noted that the decision has come after “many months of reflection and internal discussions”.
In July 2021, Penguin Random House announced their “honour” at being chosen as the publisher to publish Harry’s upcoming “intimate and heartfelt” memoir.
The memoir was originally set to be released in 2022, although no official publication date was ever, or has ever been, announced.