Meet the 'Duke and Duchess of Netflix': Royal commentator slams Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The decision to step down as working royals was not an easy one to make for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Nevertheless, after leaving the UK, the couple has been in the spotlight and the road has not been an easy one for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. A royal commentator opens up on the couple and how the senior members refrain from talking to them.
TV presenter Cristo Foufas said that when the Sussexes attended the Jubilee Celebrations of Her Majesty in June, the palace had sent an official notice to the streaming giant for staying away from the event. For the unversed, the couple had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix for a documentary series.
The royal commentator believes these problems have their roots somewhere else. According to Cristo, the couple has been nothing more than just a reality show. The demise of Queen Elizabeth ll led to Meghan and Harry coming to pay their respects. However, Prince William didn’t allow the couple to meet with him because he was worried.
As per Cristo, “It’s a question of trust.” This comes in after Meghan launched her podcast on Spotify, and with the upcoming docuseries and Harry's memoir, the royals are worried they might be on the recording. The worry about being in the podcast, memoir, or docuseries, one way or the other, of the royals is valid, according to Cristo.
Cristo states that whatever the couple now does, is to monetize on being formal royals. He says that the Sussexes and their standards are equivalent to cheap reality stars. He added, “And that’s what they are now. They’re the Duke and Duchess of Netflix.”
Meanwhile, after the Queen's passing on September 8, the couple attended royal events with many members of the royal family. They even did a walkabout with Prince William and his wife Kate, to meet the mourners. However, this show of unity didn't resolve the royal feud.
Speaking after the Queen's funeral, Gayle King, the CBS Mornings host said the "turmoil" caused by the decision of Meghan and Harry to step down from their royal duties and their interview with Oprah Winfrey has not been solved despite Charles extending an olive branch.
"There have been efforts on both sides to sort of make this right. Big families always go through drama, always go through turmoil. It remains to be seen — are they going to be drawn closer together or are they going to be drawn apart? I have no idea, I have no inside information on that, but I will tell you this: It was good to see Harry standing with his family," King said this while claiming that there had been no rapprochement.