Us Weekly: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Want to Rebuild Their Reputation with Netflix Deal

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hoping they can use Netflix to restore their reputation. The pair want to make meaningful documentaries that will inspire others. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now several months into their breakaway from the royal family in the UK. The pair currently reside in California with their one-year-old son, Archie. 

According to Us Weekly, the pair has chosen to go into film production, with Netflix being their selected outlet. One source described the couple's intent with the streaming platform. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the premiere of "The Lion King" in London, England on July 14, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the premiere of "The Lion King" in London, England on July 14, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

EXCITING NEW NETFLIX DEAL

"It was too tempting to resist," said the source of Harry and Markle's multi-year deal with Netflix. The production company the couple recently founded will see children's programming, shows, feature films, and documentaries. 

Allegedly, the couple's move is not in line with the royal family's planned one-year period of reviewal of Harry and Markle's royal exit. Furthermore, some members are concerned it may be a distraction from other work the family is doing. 

Although Harry, 36, and Markle, 39, reportedly never planned to remain in Los Angeles, they did go there specifically to do business with the relevant people to make their production dreams happen. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for an engagement announcement at Kensington Palace in London, England on November 27, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for an engagement announcement at Kensington Palace in London, England on November 27, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

BUILDING THEIR REPUTATION

The Us Weekly insider referenced Harry and Markle's stepdown from being senior royals back in March. They claim that the couple's collaboration with Netflix is "a way of rebuilding their reputation." 

In particular, Harry is looking forward to being both behind and in front of the camera as a spokesperson. He is determined to prepare documentaries for a positive cause. The pair have said in a previous statement: 

"Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope. As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Commonwealth Day Service in London, England on March 9, 20202 | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Commonwealth Day Service in London, England on March 9, 20202 | Photo: Getty Images

CONCERNS FROM THE PALACE

Unfortunately, Markle and Harry's good intentions may not be enough for some — namely, the royal family. ET reports that senior members of the family were not happy with the new Netflix deal. 

Allegedly, the couple's move is not in line with the royal family's planned one-year period of reviewal of the royal exit. Furthermore, some members are concerned it may be a distraction from other work the family is doing. 

QUEEN DID NOT KNOW

There is also concern about Harry and Markle exploiting their royal connections for financial gain. This all comes amid claims that the pair did not inform the Queen about the Netflix deal. 

Kate Middleton, Prince William, kids Princess Charlotte and Prince George, and Prince Harry with Queen Elizabeth at Trooping the Color in London, England on June 11, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

Kate Middleton, Prince William, kids Princess Charlotte and Prince George, and Prince Harry with Queen Elizabeth at Trooping the Color in London, England on June 11, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

According to the Sun, the Queen found out via her aides. The Palace may be examining any commercial links in the content to ensure they follow proper Palace rules. 

NETFLIX CEO HAS HIGH HOPES

Meanwhile, Reed Hastings, Netflix's co-CEO, said he is very excited about the deal with Harry and Markle and has high hopes their work will be the "most viewed content" on the platform next year. 

Hastings believes in the couple's potential to find and produce unique stories and looks forward to working with them. He is quite pleased with the fact that Markle and Harry chose Netflix. 

Prince Harry is captured on camera during attendance of the Commonwealth Day Service in London, England on March 9, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry is captured on camera during attendance of the Commonwealth Day Service in London, England on March 9, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

NOT THE ORIGINAL PLAN

Incredibly, though, Netflix was plan b for the couple. Harry and Markle reportedly wanted to create a global SussexRoyal brand, but the Queen did not approve. 

Thus, Markle and Harry resorted to their multimillion-dollar Netflix deal. This time, they decided to act first and suffer any consequences with the Queen after the fact. Either way, they are taking action.

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