Prince Harry ‘trying to please Meghan’ says Angela Levin
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Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir is “an issue” for Netflix, a source has claimed, alleging that some of the streaming platform’s show “contradicted what Harry has written (in his book)”. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their deal with Netflix in September 2020. They have been followed by a camera crew led by Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus in recent months for the docuseries.
But in recent months there has been speculation that Meghan and Harry may be at loggerheads with the streaming platform.
A source told the New York Post: “A lot in the show contradicted what Harry has written (in his book), so that was an issue.
“Then Harry and Meghan made significant requests to walk back content they themselves have provided for their own project.”
Royal commentator Angela Levin echoed this, saying: “I am not surprised that they have found contradictions because you cannot trust what Harry and Meghan say.
“Meghan has ‘her truth’ and Harry is too weak to contradict her, even going along with the claim they had their wedding three days before the real thing in their Oprah interview.
“I think they may be worried about criticism of Charles and Camilla because they’ve seen how popular they are, with thousands lining the streets around the Queen’s funeral.”
Earlier this month, a Netflix source told US outlet PageSix: “Harry and Meghan are having second thoughts on their own story, on their own project.”
Another industry source added: “Harry and Meghan are panicked about trying to tone down even the most basic language. But it’s their story, from their own mouths.”
Speaking about the Netflix project in her interview with The Cut, published in August, Meghan described it as “the piece of my life I haven’t been able to share, that people haven’t been able to see — our love story.”
Announcing their deal with the platform in 2020, the couple said their “focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.”
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In a statement, they said: “Our lives, both independent of each other, and as a couple have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection.
“Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.
“As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens.
“We are pleased to work with Ted and the team at Netflix whose unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.”
Earlier this year, Meghan’s animated series, Pearl, was axed by the streaming giant as a result of cutbacks in the organisation.
The Duchess of Sussex was set to be an executive producer on the show, a feminist cartoon about a young girl learning about influential women throughout history.
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