‘Senior royals’ worry that the Sussexes’ Netflix deal will ‘distract’ from their work

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Today is Prince Harry’s 36th birthday. To celebrate, Entertainment Tonight published this very shady piece on Monday, all about how the Windors are still salty about the Sussexes’ move and their Netflix deal, of course. An unnamed source even accidentally reveals the truth: the senior royals worry that Harry and Meghan will eclipse the royal family now that they’re living in California. That’s what it always was! That’s what “senior royals” worried about when the Sussexes lived in the UK too, only then the senior royals were constantly backstabbing and selling out the Sussexes to the tabloid media.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may be moving forward with their post-royal life, but it seems the royal family isn’t necessarily pleased with how the couple has chosen to further their careers. ET has learned that the royal family is not happy about the couple’s recently announced Netflix deal. They will be producing films and series for the streaming service, which will include scripted series, docuseries, documentaries, features and children’s programming.

The royal family is not pleased with this new development in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s professional life because everyone agreed to a one-year review period for the couple’s exit from their royal duties. ET has learned that there is some concern about how the deal may play out.

Additionally, ET has learned there have been some raised eyebrows about how the attention on this new deal could distract from the work of other senior members of the family. Harry’s brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, have been hard at work amid the coronavirus pandemic with their charities and trying to lend their support to people around the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, as has Harry and William’s father, Prince Charles, and their stepmother, Camilla.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl spoke to ET about why some royal family members might be bothered by Harry and Meghan’s Netflix deal. “There are some members of the institution who are concerned that the couple are going to cash in on their royal connections,” she explained. “They might be under pressure from Netflix to stray into upper territory but sources close to the couple tell me that they are very adamant that anything and everything that they do is very much going to be in a respectful tone to the Queen, the monarchy, and very much on their missions.”

Nicholl added of the couple’s possible TV projects, “It’s not going to be in style of The Crown or a royal documentary series. I’m sure that really isn’t on the table so if there are concerns in the palace, Harry and Meghan are making it really clear there is no need for concern.”

[From Entertainment Tonight]

Name-checking William and Kate immediately after “this new deal could distract from the work of other senior members of the family” was done purposefully. Will and Kate are very, very worried. They did all of that hard work to exile Harry and Meghan and have the British media all to themselves, but even now, the British media is still more interested in writing about Harry & Meg’s comings and goings. As for all of the “selling out the royal family” – like, the Windsors are terrified that the Sussexes will actually tell the truth about what happened to them. The Windsors are also terrified that the Sussexes won’t have to “tell all” to still be successful and respected. Maybe William needs his own sucky baby bunker to ride out the Netflix deal.



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  1. Carobell says:

    What work?
    I mean the really really old guard was still doing numbers?
    But with Covid what work?

  2. L84Tea says:

    “The royal family is not pleased with this new development in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s professional life because everyone agreed to a one-year review period for the couple’s exit from their royal duties.”

    Yeah, and you also left them with no other option than to support themselves since you made it clear they were being hung out to dry. What did these people expect them to go and do? Starve?

    • Sofia says:

      Exactly. But I’m guessing the BRF wanted them to use Charles’ money up until the 1 year review (to try and deter them from making their own money) and then try and use that as an excuse to bring them back: “See you needed daddy’s money to stay afloat! You accomplished nothing in a years time and have no financial independence”

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        Yes, this is a common trick. Family control and cohesion are maintained by keeping the younger generations dependent. This must be left over from a time before the Windsors became dysfunctional.

        Interestingly, the kids who rebel tend to do so by achieving.

      • Sofia says:

        @Jane: and this is why they need to start teaching the spares to get a job. But they do not for the reason you have said: “Family control and cohesion are maintained by keeping the younger generations dependent.”

      • Faye says:

        Well the RF should have reigned in the vultures making an issue about paying for Harry and Meghan’s security. That is a very serious issue that should have never been questioned from a family that supposedly cares about you.

        That was enough incentive alone I believe for Meghan and Harry to look for the most lucrative deal the could find.

      • lucy2 says:

        This exactly. It’s all about control. “Pay us back and stop freeloading, but don’t get a job that allows you to do the thing I’m complaining about!” It’s utter nonsense, and I’m so glad Harry and Meghan realize that.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        @Jane’s Wasted Talent

        The Windsors have been dysfunctional for more than 200 years.

    • one of the Marys says:

      there’s nothing stopping them all from having the one year review, during which M+H say “we’re good”. The problem for the RF is they’re making no pretense of rethinking their exit. If the royal family want them back in any capacity they’re going to have to offer a lot because M+H.s negotiating position is only getting stronger and stronger

      • Tealie says:

        Very true Mary, I think you nailed it! This is more about making it easier and more discreet for THEM to ask H and M back, and play it off as if THEY came back begging. I’m pretty sure the RF didn’t think Harry and Meghan’s move would be permanent (or at least stable) And handed them a grappling rope, not expecting them to take it and run!

    • Pat says:

      Exactly. They wanted the Sussex to come back in desperate need and nowhere to turn, In about 7 months time All of that is Done. Hard work and determination along with the right people that know you on a grander scale and know you’re potential. Someone that personally knew these two and realized they were set up by Will, his private secretary, courtiers. More than likely with Dad and Grandma’s approval. That’s when it’s done I’ve to get away from all of them. Toxic family. The smear campaign was Part of William’s setting it up. There’s no going back to work for the monarchy, there’s no need for a years time to get settled. They have already done what they needed to get financially independent of the royal family. Check mate , they’re out and please stop telling any of you’re business to other royals and don’t coordinate calendars. Who cares what they are doing, you’re in America.Keep you personal and business away from Will he will lie and add rumors to the information. He still jealous that the Sussex are the money click crew. People despise them so much they love to read about them Everyday

  3. Bibi says:

    The Cambridges are pathetic. How can we tell them in a way that they’ll understand: Harry & Meghan are hot, and you’re not, whatever you feel, it’s their time to shine. Get over it.

    • bamaborn says:

      Lol! They’d still think people were talking about them.

    • Tealie says:

      Literally idk when they’re gonna get it through their skulls that ‘fetch’ isn’t going to happen. They have poured move PR and decimated more embiggening to themselves than they ever have, and they are still getting the same low stagnant level of intrest, or even less! It’s just staring to get embarrasing 🥴🥴.

  4. Becks1 says:

    LOL the salty royal tears. I love it.

    It seems there is nothing Harry and Meghan can do that WONT eclipse the senior royals. When they stay quiet (like last summer, or in November/December in Canada), the papers still write about them nonstop. It’s almost like – hear me out – the other royals are boring and no one especially cares about their work. Do people wait breathlessly for reports of what Charles is doing each day? (I know his visits and work mean a lot to the people involved, but that’s not the same thing as getting national attention.)

    Also – I don’t get the comment about the one year review. Were they just supposed to sit on their butts and do nothing for a year so they had to beg the royals to take them back? (that was probably the plan for the royal family.)

    Anyway, Katie Nicholl must have gotten a panicked call from Kate lol.

    • Britt says:

      Exactly. The Royals and BM don’t want to admit that Meghan and Harry were the reason the got the surge in popularity these last few years. Meghan only did a virtual summit for the UN and the BM interrupted their own broadcasts and just this past week, had her smart works zoom meeting as breaking news 😂 They know what they’ve lost and that’s why they’ve been trying to get replacements and when they realized Harry/Meghan are financially secure and thriving, it threw them all for a loop.

    • S808 says:

      They probably thought with the pandemic any plans of theirs would be ruined. They underestimated them both, again. Going by how the RRs freaked about the house and Netflix deal, they were not expected to get on with it this quickly.

      • Britt says:

        Yep. Harry and Meghan buying that home, Netflix/Harry Walker and especially paying back Frogmore was the icing on the cake because it showed that he was done with the games and the RR’s knew the jig was up and that they’re back to boring, bland royals who have no excitement. These last two months was harder for them because they still had hope they would return to England.

      • Osty says:

        @s808, they left before the pandemic so I doubt that was the reason they agreed . I believe they tot H&M will be like fergie, the duke and duchess of Windsor etc who couldn’t make it outside royal life. They tot Meghan would be like kate who will kill to still be in that family, they tot pple liked them because they were royals and wouldnt care for them after they left, they also tot the goodwill and popularity the sussexes brought them will remain even after they left .it all boils down to how foolish, outdated and myopic those pple are there. If they were wise they would have agreed to the half in half out deal , then they could have a little control and still use them to boost their image . They should come out of their bubble into the real world and will be surprised at how the world moves now

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      M&H could fart and it would outwork W&K.

  5. PEARL GREY says:

    They are “worried” that the Netflix deal will give Harry and Meghan the financial independence and security they need to be free of the control and interference of the monarchy and the British press, and it’s too late because their fears are already coming true

    Harry and Meghan wanted to continue to work on behalf of the Queen but they turned them down, therefore they don’t get to have an opinion on what work the couple should focus on or get “distracted” by

    Good luck to that “one year review”

    • Faye says:

      Exactly. Harry and Meghan wanted to still work for the crown, but not have to deal with the cesspool rota. The family said that wasn’t an option , so here we are.

    • Tealie says:

      Exactly, they have over bumped themselves thinking they are more important and hold more ‘cards’ than they actually do! (which is not surprising in that ego boosting controlled circle jerk environment they live in).

  6. Princess Peach says:

    Dimming someone else’s light won’t make you shine! You shouldn’t need to exile your brother to another continent to figure that out.

  7. KellyRyan says:

    Losers 🙂 Tossers 🙂 As Carmela Soprano would say to Tony, “Oh poor you.” The BRF and company will never be able to and has never been able to rise above American enterprise. The difference? We earn it.

  8. Sofia says:

    I said this when the Netflix deal was first announced so forgive me if you’ve heard this from me before:

    Well they wouldn’t have this problem if they had just accepted the part time deal. That way they could still keep and eye on the Sussexes and tell them what they could and couldn’t do. And the media shouldn’t have been so hard on Meghan. If they were “fair” (as fair as the media can be towards royal women I guess), then she would probably be in Frogmore right now, being on the Sovereign Grant and doing engagements with the rota that pushed her out.

  9. Britt says:

    Then they shouldn’t have rejected Harry and Meghan’s plan to be part time royals and if two individuals living in another country is taking away from a different time zone royals, that’s should let you know that they aren’t the problem. Maybe they should stop the BM from covering them but they can’t because the media controls them and they need the money because the Sussexes were their money makers. I’ve never seen a public fumbling of the bag as bad as the BM/RF. Both of those entities are not smart.

    • PEARL GREY says:

      They really did fumble the bag and it’s glorious to see their immense regret in realising they coulda had not one but two Bad Royal Bitches but overplayed their hand and drove them out

      They underestimated Harry and Meghan’s global appeal and really thought they would sink without Charles’ money and the royal rota, only for them to gain even more supporters and financial independence in only 6 months

      It must suck for the bitter royals, press and haters to know that all the bile they threw at this couple to try to take Meghan down ended up helping them ink a multimillion deal, the panic is delicious!

    • Myra says:

      The irony here is that stay or leave, Harry and Meghan would still outshine and eclipse all of them combined together. Hell, even Archie could, just by cooing. Not even a well-sponsored and structured smear campaign has worked. Harry and Meghan are in a different stratosphere by being who they are. They have charisma. In the end, William lost a brother for nothing.

  10. Lizzie says:

    You cannot have it both ways. Either do something worthwhile that will be covered in the press or accept all attention goes to your brother and SIL while no one notices you basically vacation for 11 months/year.

  11. Snuffles says:

    Not “distract” but shine a big fat honking spotlight on their LACK of work. The fact that they are NOT value for money. During a period where their country is suffering financially, the public will start wondering what the point of them is and why are they giving them millions annually.

    They will see Harry and Meghan working and making their own money and wonder why the rest of the royals aren’t doing the same.

    This was never about tarnishing the Royal Family name, it’s about exposing how pointless it all is.

    • Sarah says:

      I agree, the public (hi!) has never been questioning the purpose of the BRF more than in the last few months. Personally it’s been building since the truth of their involvement with attacking Meghan/exiling Harry & Meghan became clear but since lockdown? Wow, you people do pretty much nothing other than occasional photo ops.

    • Becks1 says:

      I’ve said from the beginning of Sussexit that this was part of the problem – and it was why the half-in/half-out would never be accepted. the royal family doesn’t want the public to see royals refusing the sovereign grant money, making their own money, and still being “working royals.” Because the obvious next question is – what are the rest of the royals doing? What are Charlotte and Louis going to do when they grow up? Why do we (the british public) need to pay for this family to this extent? Even the people who aren’t on the SG still benefit from the royal perks – Anne’s kids living on her property, Eugenie being given Ivy Cottage, etc.

  12. ABritGuest says:

    I think this is press just saying they will continue to obsess over the Sussexes if it gets clicks although I don’t doubt from that Shipman article the Firm are worried over overshadowing in the US.

    Some people here speculated the one year review (which apparently Harry didn’t want) was to help them find their feet in terms of funding, security etc, get Harry used to life away from royal duty and give option to return back if things didn’t work out. If that’s true wasn’t part of that working towards financial independence& finding new opportunities? Not sure what would be point of this period if they weren’t actually working on future plans away from royal life.

    As for control or overshadowing- that can’t be helped as the Firm rejected half in half out so cannot control them and their work schedule. so maybe the other royals should step up their game. And stop smearing Sussexes in the press so the press focuses on their work more. They kind of created this monster with the smear campaign.

    • Britt says:

      The British media know where their bread is buttered but what’s funny is that they don’t want to admit that the others are boring and bring nothing to the table. That’s why their still salty about the Sussexes rejecting them and with the Home purchase and deals, they’re like “damn, they’re really gone aren’t they?”

    • S808 says:

      They absolutely created this monster and are now responsible for maintaining its diet. I don’t feel bad for a single one of them. No one thought long term

  13. Belli says:

    Then maybe they should do better work.

  14. JT says:

    The one year review was a farce. We all know Harry didn’t even want the review; he just wanted a clean break. So H&M we’re supposed to sit on their asses all day for a year? And what work are the royals doing that is being overshadowed? Kate’s been MIA, the queen is in Windsor, Will has finally appeared this week. They are ridiculous. Do they really believe the only thing H&M can possibly create is a reality show about the damn royals? Like there isn’t any other story that can possibly be told? The BRF is so damn insular in their believe that they are the center of the universe. They created their own problem. If they were worried before, they should be scared now because there is nothing holding them back.

    • Mich says:

      Kate launched a photo competition that has gotten a lot of attention over the last few days. It is the best project I’ve ever seen her do and very ‘Meghan-esque’ because it involves interacting with people in a tangible way.

      • lanne says:

        Why did it take her 8 years do do this? Why hasn’t this ALREADY been an annual thing? This is her wheelhouse, the one place where she has actually shown sone personal interest. The reason I can’t really praise it, as good as it is, is why is this only happening now? With the Sussexes gone, I imagine this is the last we’ll see of Kate–especially if she gets pregnant again.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        She hasn’t done this before because it was never her idea in the first place! This is a project that clearly was conceived and put together by the museum staff – Kate is the patron so she simply puts her name on it to attract attention.

        Kate isn’t a dynamic thinker or a pro-active person. We’ve had ample evidence of that for more than a decade. She’s never ever going to come up with projects on her own – but she will put her name on projects that other people have developed in her patronages.

      • JT says:

        @Mich But where is Kate for the launch of the photo competition? She hasn’t been as visible with this project as she was for that damn garden they were hyping for a year. I don’t believe Kate had anything to do with the photo exhibit, hence her absence. She just slapped her name on it.

      • Harper says:

        I missed Kate interacting with people in a tangible way for this photo contest. Was that email she sent that was signed with her initial considered an interaction? If so, no wonder Kate is exhausted. Too tired to type out Catherine before collapsing in a heap on her laptop.

      • Tealie says:

        I don’t know sorry Mitch Megan doesn’t do things that don’t have a monetary value. These photos are just for her to looks like she’s doing something in self congratulations, I truly don’t see how this helps anyones livelihood nor promotes a good cause. I would feel different different if they were being sold as post cards or print or SOMETHING that will actually bring money to the gallery!!! But as it is, this project doesn’t have a real palpable effect apart from self-congratulations and more “I’m A PhotOgRaPher” embiggening.

  15. S808 says:

    Well that was gonna happen, Netflix deal or not. I have to laugh. They were scared H&M would leave and move to California but still pushed them till they proceeded to do just that. They were scared they’d eclipse the whole family if they didn’t get them under control and then proceeded to rejected the half in half out offer and now H&M are going to do just that. They have no control over H&M but they do have control over W&K. Shape them into something that can maybe compete if they’re so worried. Otherwise stick to the RRs and small pond of royal fans you’re used to.

  16. Mindy_Dopple says:

    Better headline “the Netflix deal shows how little work the royals actually do”

    • Dropbear says:

      Oh…imagine H&M cashing in on their royal connections, as @mich said before and they produce a docuseries called ‘how little work the BM royals do’. one can dream right? 😂

  17. Mich says:

    “concerned that the couple are going to cash in on their royal connections”

    I keep seeing this sentiment and it is so incredibly offensive. Harry doesn’t have “royal connections” he is a freaking royal. The way the media and his own family try to write him out of his own story and life is just gross.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      They’ve never seemed bother by Fergie’s cashing in or the Queen’s grandson doing it, or even the Middleton’s hustling to cash in on their royal connection. They are only worried because Harry and Meghan are more famous than any of them.

    • Nic919 says:

      They keep trying to imply that Harry is going to do his own version of the Crown and reveal family secrets, which he has never done. He’s not the one who leaked private information to the press, that was his brother.

  18. Comfortably Numb says:

    This Nexflix deal does make me wonder what kind of edit Harry and Meghan will get in their upcoming seasons on The Crown? I feel like this may be the only thing the Windsors should be worrying about.

  19. HeatherC says:

    How can the Cambridges (in particular) possibly be overshadowed by Harry and Meghan’s (actual) work if the Sussexes are as irrelevant as the RRs keep screaming? And tabloid “journalists” like Piers Morgan refuses to cover them?

    Oh wait. Meghan could sneeze outside a Starbucks and they’ll cover it more than William’s upcoming TED talk.

    Kate’s latest project is a good one (and she should have been doing ones like these all along over the last decade) but if a charity had released a Zoom call with Meghan and/or Harry, it would have been overshadowed. In her own country.

    As others have said, they coulda had a bad bitch but….

    • Nyro says:

      William’s name isn’t even on the promo for that Ted Talk. So yeah, Meghan could indeed sneeze and get more media coverage than him.😂😂

  20. Izzy says:

    So the senior royals are afraid because Meghan and Harry… *checks notes* bought a house and got a job.

    Well, Normal Cathy and Normal Bill were so eager to be seen by the masses as “just like everyone else,” maybe they should follow suit. Or else just shut up.

  21. equality says:

    If the “working” royals had good sense they would embrace the opportunity to get attention for their causes by kissing up to Harry and Meghan for documentaries covering their charities. Charles has been involved in documentaries with other producers, why not with Harry?

  22. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    My mother and I have just signed up to Netflix.
    Sorry, Wiglet: but at least you’ll have your button collection.

  23. Merricat says:

    Oh, boo hoo. Hey, BRF, why are you hitting yourself?

  24. MaryContrary says:

    “There are some members of the institution who are concerned that the couple are going to cash in on their royal connections,” FFS-that is what every single one of them do! Their entire existence is paid for, the luxurious vacations, the huge homes, servants, multiple vacation, best healthcare, security, schooling-every single fricking pound is from being royal or royal adjacent. If I was a British citizen I would be furious that my tax dollars were going to support these people-it’s antiquated and ridiculous.

  25. Cee says:

    that’s the crux of the matter – it was always about being outshined by Harry and Meghan. they still can’t handle it or bear it. what would it take? total obscurity for ever or something even more sinister? Harry truly is his mother’s son, in every way all thanks to the BRF. It’s rather bitter to think about it.

  26. MF1 says:

    I think it’s hilarious that the British press and the royals apparently think that the one year review is still happening. What do H&M need the review for? Things are going swimmingly for them and they don’t need a single thing from Charles or Petty Betty. I predict that the little gray men will ring them for the one year review, and Harry will be all like, “Nah, we’re good.”

    • Harper says:

      And are the British press expecting the one-year review to be the same as a televised hearing? Put Harry and Kate in front of the mic, and go over their activities of the past year and make them answer questions? Or, a roundtable at KP where Will and Charles and Jason and the unnamed courtiers slide papers across the table to Harry and with very stern looks ask him to account for …. um, what exactly? More likely, at the end of March 2021, Charles will call Harry and said, “Well, we’re supposed to go over how you’re doing but we both know that’s not necessary. So, how’s the weather in CA today?”

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        I think at the one year review, Harry will be asked to give up his titles and place in the line of succession. I think he will.

      • anotherlily says:

        NotSoSimple – A parent cannot remove a child’s inheritance rights so if Harry gave up his place in the line of succession (and it would take an Act of Parliament for that to be legal) then it would simply move Archie up into 6th place and then up to 5th place when Charles is King. Archie also has the legal right to inherit the dukedom of Sussex and under the rules established by the 1917 Letters Patent, Archie will become HRH Prince Archie when his grandfather is King – a title he can decide to use when he is 18. Charles may issue new Letters Patent restricting HRH status in line with other European royal families but he cannot remove succession rights or hereditary titles.

        The BRF have shot themselves in the foot with their treatment of Meghan and Harry.

  27. Amy Bee says:

    I think the Royal Family (and the press) truly had an expectation that Harry and Meghan would not sign any contracts during the one year review hence Charles’ “offer” to fund them. But it’s clear that Harry didn’t want his father’s help and didn’t want the one year review. The family only have themselves to blame for the situation they find themselves in now.

  28. Mina_Esq says:

    The only concern they have is that no other “spare” to the British throne has ever had the freedom that $100 million Netflix deal can buy. That’s heir kind of money. They are all jealous. Hatefully trying to take credit away from H&M by suggesting that they only got the deal because they might spill BRF tea. They are all stressing that H&M would not have the deal if they were not BRF, as it to minimize H&Ms worth, in true abuser fashion. I’m so happy H&M got out. I’m legit worried for their safety now though.

  29. Dee says:

    Harry’s led the way for all of George’s siblings and all the other minor royals. Here’s how you find a real life, a real love and real independence. There’s no need for a monarchy in the 21st century, and sticking around to be the spare is ridiculous in an age with modern medicine and long, healthy lifespans. I hope Charlotte and Louis find their own similar path (without all the royal rota hounding, weeping and gnashing of teeth) .

    • lunchcoma says:

      I wish all this, and also that George gets a real chance to decide if he wants to do something else with his life. William’s job is better than Harry’s, but it comes with a lot of constraints on a person’s choices, and I hope George gets to make a real decision.

      • Dee says:

        I can’t imagine Kate or Carole allowing that. But maybe the monarchy will be phased out by his turn.

      • lunchcoma says:

        I can’t imagine either of them being happy with it, but we don’t really know what kind of person George will grow up to be. He may end up being someone who’s able to tell his parents and grandparents no.

  30. L4frimaire says:

    How exactly is this going to overshadow the royals? No one is stopping them from doing anything. They have down their bit for the U.K. but haven’t exactly been championing the Commonwealth. Meghan and Harry continue to do their work and be visible for the causes they champion because this is their actual job now. Producing and managing media projects isn’t exactly a front of house kind of job and is no closer to royal work than biotechnology or making cars. What happens when they launch their foundation, and continue to work with British organizations, as well as international organizations, and build on that? The only thing the royals are worried about are the dollar figures overshadowing them, and the Sussexes generating more income in future. When they sign a book deal, and it will happen, they will completely melt down.

  31. lunchcoma says:

    Really, they should have known better. They rejected the offer of part time work, which would have given them some measure of control. They decided to to take a harder stance on finances rather than a conciliatory one, even though the latter would have given them an argument that they should have some say in Harry and Meghan’s work.

    They knew Meghan was self-made. They knew she was comfortable with new media. They know she has hustle. They shouldn’t be shocked that she and Harry (I suspect this part of things is more her) figured out their finances, but they have their heads in the ground, so of course they assumed they’d failed.

  32. Joy says:

    Didn’t Prince Edward own a whole production company at one point? How is this any worse?

    • Clueless9x9 says:

      I know Edward had some issues back when he ran his own production company, but someone with more experience could have steered him on the correct path.

      • cc says:

        I recently came across his show on YouTube. It was pretty good.

      • Tealie says:

        It was another smear campaign, he didn’t have problems Charles and the RF orchestrated the ‘he’s exploiting his royal connections and taking pictures of William’ narrative to force him to shut it down with help of the daily mail and sun. It was pure fanfic. There is a documentary about it.

  33. Nic919 says:

    The BRF was so out of touch with the real world that they didn’t understand the social power Harry already had, especially outside of the UK where rank is meaningless. And with Meghan having worked in the real world for at least a decade, she had connections and insights as to how these things worked. No one in that family understands the real meaning of work, with the exception of perhaps Sophie who did have real jobs pre marriage.

    This is a true example of “be careful what you wish for” and it is glorious.

    • cc says:

      True. I use to be on a “royal board” years ago. I totally forgot about it till the whole mess came tumbling down, and I went to see what was being said.

      Everyone was up in arms, carrying on about how Prince Charles should not give them any money, take away their titles and how will they support themselves yada yada.

      I guess they totally forgot Harry and Meghan had money. More importantly Meghan had contacts and a lot, for that matter so did Harry. They totally didn’t even put that into the equation.

      That board was/is so weird and overly dramatic lol.

      Having just read news about Barbados, I think they need to focus on other things.

    • cc says:

      Yes, I think it will be, and that is why they should have thought twice before stating this mess.

  34. BnLurkN4eva says:

    They need to quit worrying about H/M and worry about the BM who have them all in their evil clutches through their own machinations. H/M have been completely circumspect since leaving, they’ve done nothing to harm anyone and have been truly loyal. When you think of the stories these two could share to a world salivating for the real gossip. Yet, they don’t and I truly don’t believe they have any intention of ever speaking about what really went down. The family should root for them and hope they succeed because the family and the cost to the public will not be tolerated forever like they presently are. If the Monarchy continues beyond the queen, those who are not heirs, will need to get out there and make their own way, here’s an opportunity for them to embrace that willingly instead of waiting to be forced.

  35. Sid says:

    I’m rolling my eyes at the “distract” comment because if anything, the Sussexes have only helped increase the profile of the BRF overall. I remember quite well how weak the SM following and engagement was for all the BRF accounts before it was revealed that Meghan and Harry were dating. SHE is the reason that they all now have millions of followers.

  36. Chelle says:

    First off, William and Kate are currently and have always been eclipsed by Harry and Meghan. That was the very real source of the problem among many others. The Cambridges didn’t want to be eclipsed and the Sussexes didn’t want to be marginalized.

    Secondly, re: the one-year review . . . “everyone agreed to a one-year review period for the couple’s exit from their royal duties.” A one year review can still happen. The Netflix deal doesn’t negate or alter that. However, what the quoted statement implies is that reviewers either had or assumed they had veto power–the power to negate or deny Harry and Meghan’s decisions. If they did have that power, then kudos for Harry and Meghan for the sneak attack of the Netflix deal. At this point (I’m assuming), that there are contract riders and agreements with stiff financial penalties if they back out of the Netflix deal without having produced at least something. In addition to the hit to their reputations if they were back-out now, they would also have to consider the sunk costs of administrative fees (attorney, management, agent, etc).

    Finally, I love that Harry and Meghan have essentially side to the villains in the story “you can have the UK; we’ll take the world.”

    • Becks1 says:

      Also, re: the one year review – what are the royals going to say if they aren’t happy with what H&M are doing? “sorry, you have to come back and be abused and marginalized for the rest of your life?” Harry and Meghan are going to laugh in their faces and carry on living their new fabulous life. There can still be a one year review, but its meaningless at this point, and everyone knows it. According to Finding Freedom and other sources, Harry didn’t even want the review.

      • Chelle says:

        Yep. For the BRF & KP, in the particular case, the word serves as a synonym for words like sabotage, block, copy or destroy.

        For example, William is now going to be doing a Ted Talk on climate change. Really? Stuff like that wasn’t even his radar, within his or his team’s imagination or let alone within their wheelhouse.

        So, they can do their little review to make it look like they still have H/M on a choke chain and/or even to figure out how to setup something similar for the Cambridge’s. None of that negates the fact the Sussexes have won.

      • Tealie says:

        They can say it sing, it scream, shout it, cry it! It still won’t make a difference because the same human rights to apply to you and may apply to Harry and Megan about autonomy. They have no control over whether they go back, as much as they think and want to!

  37. Mariane says:

    lol the insecure idiots unknowingly unleashed a sleeping beast! If harry managed to establish sentebale and invictus games on a shoe string budget+lowering his profile to not upstage NormalBill can you imagine what he could do now without restrictions. I think Travalyst is set to be a global indispensable tool for travel industry. Everyone in the industry will want to be associated with them.

    I’ve just read a report that Barbados is petitioning to remove lizzy as head of state and is seeking to be a republic. Omg this is major news. My prayers are coming true and we might see this institution getting closer to abolishment before lizzy’s death.

  38. Vanessa says:

    A Lot of these royal reporters like Ingrid and Katie spend years trashing Meghan only Ingrid went on national television and boldly said that people wish Harry had married a white English rose woman . They both helped bullied Meghan now their both trying to continue cash in the American media by backpedaling and trying to appears friendly while always getting in little digs about Meghan . Let’s face it the royal reporters know that the Cambridge’s can’t bring the glamour the excitement that the Sussex’s bring that Rain photo of Meghan and Harry is ironic that’s why all these royal reporters are all trying to break into the American market .

    • Tealie says:

      Yep, and what’s great is the American media really don’t give them two cents, Omid who they were all laughing has already cornered the market and set the standard as royal expert and go to on these topic, especially after finding freedom. They KNOW the same behaviour they perform in the uk and subtle racism, isn’t going to play in the US (which is basically the international market because of how Americanised world news is) so good luck to them! Nice to see Rookie (the rr photographer) was already complaining that he wasn’t getting any photo gigs since H&M left because KP are starting to use private photography firms.