Downfall of a Duchess: Meghan Markle is 'left with NOTHING' after Netflix ditches 'Pearl'

Netflix's decision to ditch Meghan's animation before it was even made that her 'star power is waning', says royal expert


                            Downfall of a Duchess: Meghan Markle is 'left with NOTHING' after Netflix ditches 'Pearl'
Meghan Markle served as executive producer on the show 'Pearl' which was later canned by Netflix (Photo by Ben Birchall - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
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Netflix's decision to axe 'Pearl' has been described as a "disaster" for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 'Pearl', which followed the story of a 12-year-old girl exploring famous women in history, was set to be Netflix's first animated series. The streaming giant axed the Meghan Markle's expected upcoming animated series because of budget cuts amid plummeting subscriber numbers. Meghan served as executive producer on the show, working with a number of bigwigs including David Furnish.

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Commentator Rafe Heydel-Mankoo speaking to GB News termed it "a complete disaster for Harry and Meghan." "So whilst Prince Harry's Invictus documentary is carrying on, there is nothing for Meghan to show for it and it's really calling into question whether they can walk the walk - they're good at talking the talk," he added. Megan has been left humiliated after her “woke bubble” was “burst” by Netflix axing her series, a writer has sensationally claimed. 

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Heydel-Mankoo further explained his observation saying: “They signed up to Spotify but have only produced one podcast so far, the Netflix deal has been in place for over a year now and there’s very little to show for it. “It looks as if, you know, apart from moaning about the royals there’s not much that they’re able to do.”

Andrew Pierce, the consultant editor of the Daily Mail, told Palace Confidential: "What does it say about the fall from grace of Meghan? This contract is not even two years old and they've realized already that her celebrity is fading in the United States. I think Netflix is working out that they are not the investment they thought they were. Pearl was very important to Meghan herself who's the great woke warrior Queen – it's a real blow to her prestige and ego." 

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Netflix's decision to ditch Meghan's animation 'Pearl' before it was even made shows that the duchess' star power is waning, according to one royal expert.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pose look on during the Athletics on day two of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 at Zuiderpark on April 17, 2022, in The Hague, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images for Invictus Games The Hague 2020)

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The Sussexes signed a $112 million deal with Netflix last year but are yet to produce anything for the streaming platform. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they hoped to create content that “informs but also gives hope” when they revealed the megabucks partnership in September last year. Markle launched a children's book 'The Bench' last year. She was so harshly criticized for the price of the book because most reviewers are calling it an amateurish effort on part of the Duchess of Sussex.

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