Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly agreed to star in a “fly-on-the-wall” Netflix series in which cameras would follow their lives for three months, The Sun reported. A source told the publication that the majority of the show will focus on the royal couple’s philanthropy, not their private lives.
“But it will still be a fascinating insight and Meghan hopes viewers will get to see the real her,” they said.
As The Sun noted, it was widely believed that Meghan and Harry’s multi-million dollar Netflix deal would only involve the pair producing content, not starring in it.
“They may have had all these lofty ideas about producing epics highlighting environmental causes and the poverty gap, but Netflix obviously want their pound of flesh,” the source said. “It will be tasteful. They want to give people a glimpse into their lives.”
According to the publication, it’s unclear whether the cameras will be permitted to film inside the duo’s nine-bedroom home in Montecito, California.
Royal watchers have pointed out that the plans for the new project seem to be at odds with Meghan and Harry’s previous pleas for privacy and their move away from the U.K. to escape the spotlight.
Ingrid Seward, the editor of Majesty Magazine, told The Sun that “it all appears rather hypocritical.”
“It is extraordinary. This is exactly what they said they wouldn’t do,” she said.
Seward added that she believes that if Harry and Meghan continue to shine the spotlight on themselves, people will be more interested in them as people than in what they can offer the world through their philanthropic efforts.
Netflix also weighed in on the claims of a docuseries.
“The couple already have several projects in development, including an innovative nature docuseries and an animated series that celebrates inspiring women,” a representative told the news outlet.
However, they added they would not yet disclose any of the programming slate.
While a reality series would be an unusual choice for members of the firm, the pair have not stuck to the traditional protocol since their transatlantic move. Indeed, as The Inquisitr reported on September 27, the release of a video that called for Americans to vote in the November elections reportedly violated their exit deal with the royal family.
The Sunday Times reported that the duo may have damaged their relationship with Harry’s family because typically royals are expected to remain silent on political matters so the firm can appear neutral.