Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 35, moved to California after announcing they would be stepping down as senior royals in January and completing their final duties in March. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have since signed a Netflix deal. But royal commentator Dan Wootton has warned the couple against any programs about Princess Diana because it would upset Prince William and strain the relationship further.
Speaking to True Royalty TV, Mr Wootton said: “We already hear there is a consideration for a program on Princess Diana.
“That will very much upset Prince William because remember when they did that landmark ITV and BBC series to mark the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.
“They were very clear that was going to draw a line under it. That was it, there was no more.
“They felt they had said everything they had to say about their mother and the death of their mother and they plan to move on in terms of any televisions projects.
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“If Harry and Meghan go against that and make a program on Diana for Netflix, I think that will only throw salt in the wounds of the already very, very fundamentally damaged relationship between William and Harry.”
His comments come as ITV’s royal correspondent Chris Ship has argued Netflix is likely to want Meghan and Harry on screen in some of its programs.
Speaking on ITV’s Royal rota, Mr Ship said: “I doubt that Netflix would have handed over quite so many millions of pounds to Harry and Meghan had they not agreed to at least be on show in some of its programming that they’re making.”
Producer Lizzie Robinson added: “They do a lot of important work but the draw of Harry and Meghan is themselves.
With the new deal, the Duke of Sussex has paid back the £2.4million of taxpayers’ money used to renovate Frogmore Cottage.
A spokesman for Harry confirmed the Duke had paid the bill in full by making a contribution to the Sovereign Grant.
The payment was made possible thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new multi-million pound Netflix deal, a source said.
Last year’s royal accounts showed the cost of the renovations – paid for from taxpayers’ money – was £2.4million.