Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, signed a Netflix deal which could see them up to $250million (£190million) under their agreement after stepping down as senior royals earlier this year. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have “remained silent”, according to royal commentator Russell Myers after season four of The Crown aired. The new episodes document the romance between Prince Charles and Diana, including their first meeting when she was still at school, the engagement interview when he uttered the famous line “whatever in love means”, and their blockbuster wedding.
Speaking to talkRADIO, Mr Myers said: “It’s funny how once you’re in bed with them to the tune of £100million, I think it’s astronomical the sum, then they can’t really go shooting their mouth off to their paymasters.
“They have actually remained silent on this.”
He added: “I can’t imagine the rest of the Royal Family are too pleased about it.
“We know some of them have watched it in the past but I think they will be steering clear or watching it behind the sofa for this season.
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“No one comes off well in it at all.”
Despite reports the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will receive an eye-watering fee for their work with Netflix, royal expert Marlene Koenig warned the couple are not likely to see all of the profits.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Ms Koenig said: “People don’t realise they don’t get all that money. Some of that money has to pay for writers, people’s health care insurance, production.
“But the fact that they’ve been able to pay back the money for the renovations for Frogmore Cottage as well as a good chunk for the rent, their own security, it’s not from the bank of dad anymore. They’re certainly doing very well. One assumes whenever they speak they’re given a cheque but we don’t know.”
The comments come after royal biographer Angela Levin claimed Harry will insist the show stops before it reaches him.
Speaking to talkRADIO, Ms Levin said: “When I met Harry at Kensington Palace the first question he asked me was, ‘Are you watching The Crown?’
“I mumbled and said, ‘are you and the rest of the Royal Family?’ He said, ‘yes, we’re all absolutely watching everything but I’m going to insist it stops before it reaches me’.
Mr Graham added: “Ok, that’s not long enough for me for someone to completely change their view.”
Ms Levin had warned the royal couple as she said signing a deal with Netflix was a “terrible error”.
Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Ms Levin claimed: “I think Harry made a terrible error. I think the way that he has left the Royal Family, the way he did it, and he’s changed.
“He’s almost unrecognisable from Prince Harry I spent a lot of time with. But I think, you know, Meghan is desperate to earn lots of money and Netflix offered them something.
“I think they’re being naive as they have been about lots of things in that they don’t realise that a big company like Netflix is going to want its pint of blood.”