They are getting the royal treatment.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly signed a $100 million deal with Netflix for their upcoming documentary Harry and Meghan. Forbes. according to alleged agreementThe duke and duchess are expected to create a range of content for the streaming giant, including documentaries, movies, children’s shows, documentaries and more.
A multi-million dollar deal with the platform contributed to the accumulation of their wealth, which they rebuilt after leaving the British monarchy in 2020. The rift between the dutiful couple and the rest of the royal family began when Meghan claimed she was not. treated differently just because he was American, but also because he was half black.
“By our very existence, we have disrupted the dynamic of hierarchy. So we’re going, ‘Okay, okay, let’s get out of here. I’m happy,'” Meghan told New York magazine’s The Cut earlier this year in a stunning interview.
Harry and Meghan take viewers through their undying love and tumultuous relationship with the royal family in their highly-anticipated new Netflix documentary, which premiered on Thursday. The “explosive” six-part series has been teased for an inside look at the racism Meghan has faced and the difficult decision to step away from the monarchy.
“The part of my life that I haven’t been able to share, that people haven’t been able to see, is our love story,” Meghan told The Cut, reiterating that the couple is excited to finally tell their full story. .
The first part begins with the end of their final royal ceremony and continues to show intimate scenes that even include Harry’s proposal. Critics were quick to slam the documentaries, denouncing the former royals as “”[breaching] their personal lives.”
While stepping down from royal duties has given Harry and Meghan more freedom to do and create as they please, the price of freedom has come at a price. Not only did this strain Harry’s relationship with his family, but this it costs one mint per couple.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in staff, travel and living expenses were suddenly gone, they say. When financial support from the crown disappeared, the couple left for California 10 million dollars $2 million from the late Princess Diana’s estate and Meghan’s earnings from her past life as an actress.
As the couple fell from their former fortunes, the Netflix and Spotify deals softened the blow.
At the time of their departure from the kingdom, they were unemployed and certainly could not afford the luxuries to which they were accustomed. At the time, they couldn’t afford their $14.7 million home in Montecito, as Markle thought owning such a property was not a dream.
“We didn’t have a job, so we didn’t want to see this house. It was impossible,” Meghan told The Cut. “When I was younger and you’re like window shopping, it’s like, ‘I don’t want to go and see things I can’t afford. That’s not good.’
Then came the multi-million dollar contracts, and they could suddenly buy large-scale properties that would bring “joy” and “peace” to their family. But the Netflix and Spotify deals have made people question their intentions.
Two days before the series was released, Harry and Meghan appeared at a gala in the Big Apple to receive a racial justice award. Bombarded by the paparazzi – just like old times – the pair caused a lot of questions from eager journalists.
One reporter asked if Harry would “put his family before his family,” perhaps in a nod to the multi-million dollar deals that former royals have agreed to quickly exit the monarchy.
In addition to the Netflix deal, Harry and Meghan signed a $25 million deal with Spotify to produce content such as Meghan’s Archetypes podcast — a move that has sparked outrage among musicians who receive just pennies per stream from the audio-based site.
Their three-year deal with the music streaming giant is one of their many endeavors, which include speaking engagements and other content production.
Harry and Oprah Winfrey have announced that they will host a mental health show in 2019. AppleTV+although it was delayed due to the pandemic and released in 2021.
Other projects Harry and Meghan are working on include an animated series for Netflix about a young girl on a journey of self-discovery, as well as a show around the Invictus Games, which allows adaptive athletes who were once military members to compete in sports.