Harry is 'disloyal' for taking Netflix's money after 'The Crown' ridiculed his family, says royal biographer

Harry along with wife Meghan recently signed a multi-million-dollar deal with Netflix to produce content that provides 'hope and inspiration'

                            Harry is 'disloyal' for taking Netflix's money after 'The Crown' ridiculed his family, says royal biographer
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Prince Harry reportedly once said he would "insist" on the popular Netflix series on his family, The Crown, finishing before it reaches his time, a family biographer has claimed. The biographer also branded the Duke of Sussex as "disloyal and rude" for "taking money" from Netflix after the streaming giant "ridiculed" his family. 

The fourth season of the acclaimed Netflix drama dropped on November 15 amid various criticisms that it showed “fiction as fact” and claims that it was nothing but “trolling on a Hollywood budget”. MEAWW reported that Prince Charles is not a fan of the show -- which depicts the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times -- as the 72-year-old royal has told his friends that he has "never seen" the Netflix series and has no plans to see the latest installment.

Angela Levin, while speaking to talkRADIO, recalled how she went to the Kensington Palace two years ago to interview Harry, who she says immediately asked if she had watched 'The Crown'. "When I met Harry at Kensington Palace the first question he asked me was, 'Are you watching The Crown?'," Levin, the author of Harry: A Biography of a Prince explained. "I mumbled and said, 'Are you and the rest of the Royal Family?,' He said, 'Yes, we're all absolutely watching everything but I'm going to insist it stops before it reaches me.'"

Harry and Meghan, after foregoing their royal duties in Britain, have been embraced by Hollywood and the royal couple recently signed a multi-million-pound deal with Netflix to produce content that provides "hope and inspiration." Levin, however, disapproved of the move and branded the couple "disloyal and rude" for taking money from Netflix after the firm "ridiculed" the royal family in the show.

"And he's now actually doing what I think is so disloyal and rude and that is taking money from a company like Netflix that knows exactly that it's going to get its pint of blood out of somebody when it offers a lot of money," she said, adding, "When he knows the same company is ridiculing his father, his mother and his grandmother."

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Getty Images)

When the radio presenter Mike Graham asked the author about when did the conversation occur between the two, the royal biographer said: "It was on the second installment so a couple of years ago." She was then asked: "Ok, that's not long enough for me for someone to completely change their view." Levin's revelation of Prince Harry comes after actress Emma Corrin, portraying the role of a young Princess Diana in the Netflix series, admitted that she "understands" why some people are upset about the series' depiction of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's marriage.

The actress made the statement while appearing on the Tamron Hall show in the United States earlier this week, where she was asked for her reaction to the report that the royal family was satisfied with the portrayals of Charles and Diana. "It's a difficult one. I think for everyone, on The Crown, we always try and remind everyone that the series we are in is fictionalized. Obviously, it has its roots in reality and fact, but Peter Morgan's scripts are works of fiction," she said referring to the creator of the series.

The actress, however, cautioned that "at the same time, I understand why people would be upset because this is history. And with Diana it's still very much fresh. I suppose, we approach these people that we play as characters which is why its such a joyous job because Peter writes such rich and complex characters."

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