Insiders say Prince Harry has laid down the law to Netflix, 'INSISTS' 'The Crown' skips Megxit
Angela Levin said Prince Harry had expressed his discomfort about the show depicting them and wanted it to stop before reaching the couple's exit
Ever since they let go of their royal duties, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been anything but out of news time and again. This time, there are more than hushed whispers about what the Prince feels about the critically acclaimed Netflix series 'The Crown'. In a conversation with Royal Expert Angela Levin, Prince Harry had expressed his discomfort and claimed to have insisted that Netflix keeps Megxit out of the show.
In September 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix, as The US Weekly Magazine reported. Even though Prince Harry has been vocal against intimate details of his family being telecast on 'The Crown', Levin feels Netflix will "get its pint of blood" if it has offered a large sum of money.
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Levin, in her conversation with the TalkRadio, said, "When I met Harry at Kensington Palace, the first question he asked me was, 'Are you watching The Crown?'". When she asked, 'Are you and the rest of the Royal Family?', the Prince said, "Yes, we're all absolutely watching everything but I'm going to insist it stops before it reaches me".
Levin made several remarks on how signing the deal was "disloyal and naive" since she feels the show has constantly "painted them [The Royal Family] black" and has mocked them on countless occasions. She said that Meghan Markle was running behind money but did not realise how this deal could give Netflix the leverage to extract sensitive information about the entire family.
Peter Morgan, the show's creator, has already made his stance clear on the issue. He wanted to stick with the events concerning the royal family that happened 20 years ago since that gives him accurate context and a fuller picture. He said, "That is enough time and enough distance to really understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance," when speaking to The Hollywood Reporter. He also mentioned how specific incidents that seem overly relevant today are "instantly forgotten", and he would like to wait to see on which side of the spectrum Harry and Meghan's exit makes it before making it a part of his show.
Morgan, in his interview, also said he does not want to appear "journalistic" by portraying Megxit, which is relatively recent. However, in his appearance on 'The Late Late Show' with James Corden, Prince Harry said, "They [The Crown] don't pretend to be news. It's fiction. But it's loosely based on the truth. I'm way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family or my wife or myself. Because it's the difference between — that [The Crown] is obviously fiction, take it how you will, but this [the press] is being reported as fact because you're supposedly news. I have a real issue with that."