Prince Harry has spent his entire life in the public eye, but that doesn’t mean he’s necessarily comfortable with it. The Duke of Sussex has famously clashed with the British press over the treatment of his family.
In fact, it may be Harry’s feud with the press that led to his decision to step down from his duties at the royal palace. And now, according to his biographer, there’s another form of media Harry could do without Netflix’s The Crown.
Unsurprisingly, critics of the Duke and Duchess and Sussex have blamed Prince Harry’s wife, actor Meghan Markle, for the couple’s royal split. People have been pointing fingers at Duchess Meghan, claiming that she wants to leave the palace to further her own fame.
Some social media users joked online that it would be funny if the former Suits actor were to play herself on the Netflix royal family drama series. But, it looks like that won’t happen. At least not if Harry has anything to do with it.
Angela Levin wrote Prince Harry’s biography, Harry, Conversations With The Prince. The author recently opened up about her first meeting with the Duke of Sussex, where he reportedly asked her if she had been watching The Crown.
The Netflix drama focuses on Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, but also features other royal family members like Prince Charles and Princess Margaret. Prince Harry reportedly joked with his biographer about the series, saying that he planned to “stop it before they get to me.”
Despite his joking admission against the Netflix series, a few of the cast members of The Crown recently spoke out to lend their support to Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan.
Prince Charles actor Josh O’Connor called the couple “very talented,” stating that they could do anything they wanted to. Princess Margaret actor Helena Bonham Carter agreed stating, “The world is their oyster.” Like basically everyone in the world, Bonham Carter admitted she was interested in seeing what Meghan and Harry would do next.
Meghan and Harry already have some plans to work in Hollywood, though not in the way their critics seem to believe. Meghan recently signed a deal with Disney to provide voiceover work in exchange for donations to charity.
Hollywood does seem to have an interest in the couple, however. Sources have recently revealed Hollywood execs’ desire to work with Harry and Meghan, but admitted the logistics — especially where security is concerned — could get in the way of making a deal.