We’ll soon be keeping up with the Sussexes.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly agreed to film a fly-on-the-wall reality show — but the couple is now being slammed as “hypocritical” given their repeated demands for privacy.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were initially expected to only remain behind the camera for their multi-year deal with Netflix — but a source told The Sun that Markle wants the world to see the “real her.”
The pair will allow Netflix cameras to follow them for three months in a “tasteful” docuseries as they go about their new life in ritzy Montecito, California, according to the UK paper.
“They may have had all these lofty ideas about producing epics highlighting environmental causes and the poverty gap, but Netflix obviously wants their pound of flesh,” one source told The Sun.
Another source insisted that the docuseries will mostly focus on their “philanthropy rather than what they get up to behind closed doors,” and it is not clear if cameras will be allowed in their new $14 million mansion.
“But it will still be a fascinating insight and Meghan hopes viewers will get to see the real her,” a source told The Sun.
However, royal watchers quickly latched on to the fact that the couple has famously ripped the media for press intrusion, even claiming it was part of their decision to Megxit and start a new life outside the UK.
“We were told they had gone to California for greater privacy so it all appears rather hypocritical,” Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty Magazine, told The Sun.
“It is extraordinary. This is exactly what they said they wouldn’t do.
“The more they talk about themselves the more people will want them to do just that and won’t be interested in anything else they have to offer.”
Former government minister Norman Baker accused the pair of “clearly exploiting” their ties with Buckingham Palace despite dumping the responsibility of royal duties.
“Let’s be frank about this, Netflix wouldn’t be offering a huge deal to Harry because of his interesting views,” Baker told “Good Morning Britain” Monday.
“They’re offering him the deal because of his connections with the royal family, which he therefore is exploiting,” he said, calling for Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, to remove the Sussex’s royal titles.
The show’s host, former “America’s Got Talent” star Piers Morgan, blamed former “Suits” star Markle.
“At what point does the penny drop that she came over here, took our prince and now Mrs. Privacy is making a $150 million (dollars) fly on the wall documentary where every part of their lives is going to be filmed?” he asked on the show.
Netflix told The Sun that the Sussexes have “several projects in development, including an innovative nature docuseries and an animated series that celebrates inspiring women.”
“But we are not disclosing any of the programming slate at this time,” the streaming service said.
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