Prince Harry told to cut ties with Netflix: 'Zero standards!'


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This week, Harry’s wife Meghan Markle called on Congress to ensure that paid parental leave is a “national right” rather than limited to those who live in States or have employers who offer such programmes. She spoke of how she and Harry were “overjoyed” and “overwhelmed” by the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana in June. This is Meghan’s first major intervention since the couple’s trip to New York last month for the Global Citizen Live event, where they argued passionately for vaccine equity worldwide.

It was speculated that their visit to the Big Apple was being filmed for an as-of-yet unannounced project as part of the couple’s deal with Netflix.

According to Page Six, they were seen out and about with a videographer and photographer, who captured them as they toured the 9/11 Memorial, and during a visit to the Harlem soul food restaurant Melba Friday.

Photographs shared online showed Harry with a wire around his neck and tucked into his trousers, indicating that he was connected to a microphone for filming purposes.

Harry and Meghan signed a lucrative deal with the streaming giant a year ago, a deal believed to be worth around £100million.

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Prince Harry has been urged to cut ties with Netflix. (Image: GETTY)

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Harry and Meghan on a recent visit to New York. (Image: GETTY)

They will “develop scripted and unscripted series, film, documentaries, and children programming for the streaming service”, it was announced in a statement.

So far they have announced only two projects: Harry’s ‘Heart of Invictus’ about the Invictus Games and Meghan’s ‘Pearl’, an animated TV show for children.

Their partnership with Netflix has not come without criticism, however.

Some have pointed out that the tech giant was behind the controversial drama ‘The Crown’ about the Royal Family, which featured far from flattering depictions of some of Harry’s close family members.

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Harry and Meghan quit as working royals last year. (Image: GETTY)

More recently, ‘Diana: The Musical’ was released on Netflix ahead of the forthcoming stage show.

Its release, however, has not gone down very well with one royal commentator, who called on Harry to stop working with Netflix.

Dan Wootton wrote in the Daily Mail earlier this month that it is the “most offensive and degrading portrayal” of Princess Diana since she died in 1997. 

He accused the streaming giant of “completely trashing” the legacy of the Princess of Wales.

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Harry has been urged to speak out against Diana: The Musical. (Image: GETTY)

Diana, he claimed, is “dismissed as a pop-music loving airhead ‘with the musical tastes of a teenage girl’”.

He claimed the musical is “counterfactual”, adding that the Queen is “relentlessly let down by historical inaccuracies”.

However, Harry said earlier this year that Netflix series The Crown gives a “rough idea” of the pressures of “putting duty and service above family and everything else”.

He added that it is “fictional” but “loosely based on the truth”.

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Prince Harry and Prince William at the unveiling of their mother’s statue. (Image: GETTY)

Mr Wootton claimed: “The purchase and broadcast of this musical — a Broadway show — since the signing of Harry and Meghan makes it clear Netflix has zero standards when it comes to cashing in on royal inaccuracies.”

Mr Wootton then called on Harry to stop working with Netflix in protest at the drama and its “horrendous depiction” of his mother.

He claimed that Harry has previously “waged war” against media organisations which he perceived as exploiting her memory, yet now Netflix were doing the same.

A Mail on Sunday poll last week found 30 percent of those surveyed held a positive opinion on Prince Harry, compared to 42 percent for his father Prince Charles and 61 percent for William.

Harry, however, topped the list of royals respondents would most like to go for a drink.

With 19 percent of the vote, Harry was four percent clear of his brother.

Royal commentator Neil Sean, meanwhile, claimed last month that Harry and Meghan are now “more popular than ever” in the United States and in certain parts of Europe.

He added: “That’s the area that they’re going to focus on when they relaunch themselves within the next few weeks.”



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