Prince Harry and Meghan Markle mocked for Netflix deal after leaving for privacy

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Royal fans have ridiculed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over their Netflix deal.

Just six months ago the Duke and Duchess of Sussex quit their roles as senior Royals to enjoy more privacy.

They moved to the US with son Archie in the hope of sheltering from the limelight.

But last night the couple announced that they had signed a deal with Netflix.

Twitter users were swift to react, pointing out what they feel is a contradiction in the Sussexes' behaviour.

One tweeted: "Good to see Meghan is continuing to enjoy the quiet life away from the royal family."

Another said: "This leaving for greater privacy, maybe it doesn’t mean what I thought it meant."

A third added: "Oh but they just want a quiet life out of the public eye."

A fourth posted: "Meghan and Harry are leaving the limelight. They have now moved to LA for the quiet life.

"In keeping with this they will be making several documentaries and programmes featuring themselves for Netflix."

Royal expert Ingrid Seward told the Daily Mail that Brits should be relieved the couple were now earning money.

She said it could help to pay back the £2.4m spent on refurbishing Frogmore Cottage.

She said: "This proves it’s not what you can do, it is who you are. "It’s very nice for them to be able to just step into that.

"I imagine Prince Charles will be relieved as they will be off his payroll now, and the British public will be relieved because they can pay back what they owe now on Frogmore Cottage, so it’s a win-win situation."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will make documentaries, films, scripted and kids’ programmes on the streaming giant.

PR guru Jonathan Shalit reckons the couple would earn a signing fee of up to £75million.

This could then skyrocket to potentially $250million – almost £190million – in bonuses as productions hit the air.

He tweeted: "Wow ….. I estimate Harry and Meghan will have a signing fee of between $50 and $100 million and with bonuses they could earn $250 Million plus – this is a massive historical deal – scale like no other."

Details of the deal remain a mystery but Netflix is rumoured to have previously paid big bucks to get producers on side.

The Sussexes, who moved to LA in March, have founded a production company they are yet to name.

They already have an animated series in the pipeline which is focused on inspiring women, according to the New York Times.

Announcing the deal last night, the couple said: "Our lives, both independent of each other, and as a couple have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection.

"Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, 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, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens."

  • Meghan Markle
  • Prince Charles
  • Prince Harry
  • Princess Diana
  • Netflix
  • Twitter
  • Money
  • Royal Family
  • Hollywood

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