The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to have agreed to star in a Netflix reality series with cameras following them for three months.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hope to “give people a glimpse into their life and see all the charitable work they do,” according to a source.
It comes after the royal couple signed a £ 112 million Netflix deal to make TV series, movies and children’s programs for the streaming service.
Harry and Meghan will be followed for three months, but it’s unclear if the cameras will be allowed into their Montecito, California home.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex discuss voting in US elections during a televised appearance to celebrate the appeal of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people last week
A source told The Sun: “ They may have had all these noble ideas about producing epics that highlight the environmental causes and the poverty gap, but Netflix obviously wants their pound of flesh.
“It’s all going to be very tasty, and not Katie Price and Peter Andre style reality shows, but they want to give people a glimpse into their life and see all the charitable work they do.”
According to the source, much of the series will be about their philanthropic work rather than what they do behind closed doors.
But they added: “It will still be a fascinating insight and Meghan hopes that viewers get to see the real her.”
Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty magazine, said the couple were “hypocritical” for accepting the reality series after leaving the UK for the US for more privacy. It is extraordinary. That’s exactly what they said they wouldn’t do, “he said.
And PR executive Mark Borkowski told The Sun, “Viewers will be interested to see what they’re doing, but there has to be authenticity. They have prepared a great plan and are carrying it out. They are doing all this on their own terms. ‘
Meghan (pictured Sep 23) – who was starring in the legal drama Suits when she met Harry – is said to have made it clear that she has no plans to return to acting.
Netflix said it already has several projects in development, but has declined to offer more information on the new series.
A Netflix spokesperson said, “The couple already have several projects in development, including a series of innovative nature docu and an animated series celebrating inspirational women, but we’re not disclosing any of the programming programs at the moment.” .
Harry and Meghan resigned as real workers at the end of March for personal and financial freedom.
The couple set up a production company to create their films and documentaries, and engaged in several hiring practices for their key roles, Netflix indicated.
The Duchess has already begun her life in the commercial world, narrating a Disney movie about an elephant family and their journey through Africa that was available to stream in April.
The Netflix co-founder promised earlier this month that movies and TV shows produced as part of the couple’s deal would be Netflix’s “most viewed” content next year.
Prince Harry and Meghan are pictured after their wedding at Windsor Castle in May 2018
Reed Hastings said the pair were “smart” in “buying” their program creation talents at “all major companies” before signing up with Netflix.
Mr. Hastings dismissed critics who wondered if the former royals’ desire to create “impactful content that unlocks action” would be good entertainment.
He told the American news channel CNBC: ‘It will be epic entertainment. I’m so excited about that deal.
‘They are smart, they were buying it in all the major companies and I think we have really put together the best complete package.
‘We will do a variety of entertainment with them. I can’t tell you more about it at this point, but I think next year will be some of the most exciting and most viewed content. ‘
It is understood that the couple may appear on camera in their documentaries, but Meghan – who was starring in legal drama Suits when she met Harry – is said to have made it clear that she has no plans to return to acting.
Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate, Meghan and Harry at Sandringham in December 2018
When asked about the subject, Hastings said: ‘The real goal for them is to be producers and build that production capacity.
‘This is the key thing. They have developed a great eye for history and we will work with them on that basis. ‘
The lucrative deal already appears to have helped the couple further sever ties from the royal family, as it was announced that they have fully reimbursed taxpayers for £ 2.4 million used to refurbish their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage.
Last week, the Duke and Duchess were accused of “ crossing the line ” after a thinly veiled veil to Donald Trump as they urged Americans to go out and vote in the upcoming elections.
In the couple’s most high-profile speech in the US presidential election, Harry urged voters to ‘reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity’ – all qualities critics associate with Trump.
In a televised appearance to celebrate Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People Call, Meghan – who made no secret of her dislike of the president – described the November vote as the most important election of her life.
Meanwhile, Harry was complaining that he was never able to exercise his democratic right to vote because of the convention., as a member of the British royal family, he it should remain politically neutral.