Key royal watchers are urging Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to drop their mega-deal with Netflix now that the streaming giant has raked his mother, Princess Diana, over the coals in Season 4 of “The Crown,” OK Magazine reports.
In the new season of the smash-hit show, which covers the tumultuous Margaret Thatcher years (1979 to 1990), Princess Diana is portrayed as a lost soul who never met a toilet she didn’t throw up into, while Prince Charles is ever the conivingly unfaithful boob whose ears, to quote Joan Rivers, could pick up color TV. Today, Meghan and Harry are reported to have scored $100 million to $150 million for their production deal with the very company that has cast vicious aspersions on his parents.
“Never before have members of [the Queen’s] own family been associated with those ‘trolling’ the Monarchy,” remarked a horrified Mail on Sunday columnist Emily Andrews in a recent column about the apparent money-hungry hypocrisy of Meghan and Harry given their willingness to sell Princess Diana’s legacy down the river.
“The unedifying impression is that, by having signed a deal with Netflix, Prince Harry and his former Hollywood star wife Meghan are seen to be lavishly benefiting from the company’s distortion of the truth about the Royal Family,” Andrews scoffed.
“Their reported $100 million (£78 million) deal with the US streaming giant will help give Harry financial freedom but it has raised eyebrows back home — particularly among those close to Charles and William,” Andrews explained.
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“How can he take money from a company that traduces his family?” Andrews continued in her diatribe over Harry and Meghan’s financial choices and how they betray Princess Diana. “That mawkishly picks over the carcass of Harry and William’s parents’ bitter marriage break-up like a vulture?”
OK quoted another disgruntled insider who opined about Harry and Meghan’s eagerness to accept such a hearty meal from Netflix after the company flushed Princess Diana down the loo along with her lunch: “There are raised eyebrows about Harry taking millions from the company that’s behind all this. After all, where do much of Netflix’s profits come from? The Crown.”
“There is no sense of telling carefully nuanced stories — it’s all very two-dimensional,” complained yet another insider of how “The Crown” treats the royal family. “This is trolling with a Hollywood budget. The public shouldn’t be fooled into thinking this is an accurate portrayal of what really happened.”
The Express reports that royal author Robert Lacey has insisted that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as Harry and Meghan are known, are never to return to the life of full-time royalty into which he was born and from which his mother Princess Diana eventually fled.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are unlikely to return into the royal fold with the statuses they had in 2018 and 2019, the commentator argued. This decision will leave the Royal Family divided, he added.
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“I don’t see Harry and Meghan ever being working members of the Royal Family in the future,” Lacey said in a conversation with author Alain Elkann.
Lacey, who penned Battle of Brothers, the juicy chronicle of the implosion of Harry’s relationship with his elder brother, Prince William, holds up Megxit as a parallel to the abdication of the siblings’ great uncle, King Edward VIII, in 1936.
“I make frequent comparisons between the current situation and Edward VIII’s abdication crisis, both are essentially conflicts between love and duty. Harry stands for love and Harry has gone into exile.”
The Daily Star reports that Harry and Meghan have been slammed for violating the example set by the charity-minded Princess Diana in their continuous efforts to draw attention to themselves instead of their philanthropic efforts.
Reports last weekend suggested the couple are planning a Netflix documentary that focuses on Megxit. It will examine their new life in California and the factors that prompted their departure from the Royal Family, according to the Mail on Sunday.
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Royal commentator Daniela Elser is horrified by the thought that Meghan and Harry, the younger son of the late Princess Diana, would be so utterly self serving, so consumed with making money that the couple would do something as gauche as spilling the beans about their private life all over the Netflix landscape.
In an essay she penned on news.com.au, Else stated, “The sticking point here is that it is one thing to want to use their platform to maximise their reach and to support the causes and charities they work closely with; it’s another thing entirely to relentlessly put themselves at the centre of the narrative and to keep the spotlight perpetually on them, rather than the actual charities themselves.”
She continued: “If what has been reported is in fact true, there is something inherently uncomfortable about using philanthropy or even simple acts of generosity such as visiting a food bank, as what could look suspiciously like a brand and bank account building exercise.”
In other news about Princess Diana’s son Harry and his wife of two and a half years, Meghan Markle, Tatler reports that royal aides had a hand in penning the infamous letter of heartbreak that the duchess sent to her father after he betrayed her by blabbing about her to the media and coordinating fake candids with a paparazzo.
The latest is that the Duchess of Sussex has been accused of ordering Kensington Palace aides to prepare a letter reprimanding her father for speaking to the media so she could improve her public image, the High Court has been told.
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