Prince William was ‘livid’ with Prince Harry over Netflix deal: ‘Incredibly uncomfortable’ | Royal | News
Meghan announced this week that she is creating a new animated series for Netflix called ‘Pearl’. Archewell Productions, the company formed by Harry and Meghan, said in a statement that the programme will centre on the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by a variety of influential women from history. The series will be produced by Meghan, and she said in a statement that she is “thrilled that Archewell Productions…will bring you this new animated series, which celebrates extraordinary women throughout history.”
The announcement comes after the Sussexes struck a deal with Netflix after they quit their royal duties and moved to California last year.
As part of their deal with the streaming giant, the couple planned to make documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming.
But the deal appeared to anger Prince William, as claimed by a TV insider.
It comes following the portrayal of the Royal Family in ‘The Crown’ on Netflix.
The insider said: “William and other senior royals are incredibly uncomfortable about this drama and livid Harry is now in partnership with the company that’s airing it.
“It’s the latest in a long line of flash-points between the brothers, but there are few more sensitive subjects than the plight of their mother.
“Viewers of The Crown — which is a candid look at the Queen’s reign — wouldn’t expect the writers to ignore something which is now a matter of public record.”
They added in an interview with The Sun: “But the Royal Family also wouldn’t expect one of their own to take money made by the profits of shows like this.”
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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.”