Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed a mega-million deal with Netflix to produce a range of programmes for the streaming giant. However, observers have noted that Prince Harry may copy his brother Prince William by producing Netflix documentaries that focus on climate change. This comes after Duke of Cambridge’s environmental documentary A Planet For Us All aired on ITV this month.
In his documentary, William revealed that he wants to follow in the footsteps of Prince Charles and the Duke of Edinburgh – who he said were “ahead of their time” in their passion for the environment.
Unlike William, Prince Harry’s work with Netflix will see the Duke of Sussex get paid millions, with Harry and Merghan’s deal understood to be worth around £112 million.
The similarity of each brother’s recent projects was discussed on Royal Family podcast Royally Obsessed.
Roberta Fiorito said: “William has been dipping his toe into the water in terms of documentaries.”
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She added: “We had the football and mental health documentary from earlier this summer.
“In this new documentary he makes his case for trying to leave his children a green and sustainable Earth.”
Earlier this week, Prince William launched his £50 million environmental Earthshot prize alongside stars like Cate Blanchett, Shakira and Queen Rania of Jordan.
Ms Fiorito said: “It was a perfect precursor to have this documentary come out before the Earthshot prize. I was left feeling incredibly proud of Prince William.
“He is taking on such a gargantuan effort with climate change.”
Bowie added: “Because William is a senior working royal he is not doing these documentaries for commercial gain while Harry and Meghan have obviously been paid for this Netflix partnership.
“They will probably produce very similar feeling documentaries but just with Netflix. It will interesting to see how they compare and the impact they both have.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex now live in a £11m nine-bedroom and 16-bathroom mansion in upscale Montecito, Santa Barbara.
Their multi-year deal with Netflix will encompass documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming.