Prince Harry to 'insist' Netflix's The Crown does not cover 'Megxit' storyline

The Duke of Sussex wants to stop The Crown from exploring his withdrawal from the Royal Family with Meghan Markle, according to an insider

Prince Harry to 'insist' Netflix's The Crown avoids 'Megxit' storyline
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Prince Harry plans to 'insist' that Netflix's The Crown does not reinact his withdrawal from the Royal Family with Meghan Markle, according to an inside source. 

Prince Harry will 'insist' to Netflix that The Crown does not recreate his withdrawal from the Royal Family with Meghan Markle, an inside source has revealed. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who signed a multi-year deal with the US streaming agent in September 2020, are reportedly determined to prevent their controversial departure – dubbed Megxit by the UK tabloids – from featuring in the final season of the popular royal drama. 

Speaking to TalkRadio last week, royal biographer Angela Levin claimed that Harry had personally disclosed to her at Kensington Palace that he will stop The Crown from using the A-list couple's experience as material for future plotlines. The show's creator, Peter Morgan, recently announced that The Crown Season 5 will be followed by a sixth and final season, which would likely see script writers explore the adult lives of the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 

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"The first question he asked me was, 'Are you watching The Crown?'" she revealed. 

"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.'" Levin's claim comes more than a year after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle admitted that they'd seen 'some' of The Crown in their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021. 

Just a few months after their move to California in March 2020, the showbiz-savvy couple signed lucrative deals with both Netflix and Spotify as part of their long-term plan to become financially independent from the Royal Family. The collaborations will see the couple develop and create a catalog of original content, including scripted series, documentaries, and podcasts. 

Page Six recently reported that Harry and Meghan are even making a reality-show style series at their $14 million Santa Barbara mansion, which could be released on the platform before the end of 2022. The rumors have not been verified by the Sussexes or Netflix. 

Their partnership with Netflix hasn't been without its critics though, with some royalists condemning the pair for supporting the same platform that has capitalized on the Royal Family's real-life hardships. 

"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," Levin said. "When he knows the same company is ridiculing his father, his mother, and his grandmother."

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.