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Prince Harry and Megan's documentary 'postponed' after Netflix receives backlash from The Crown

Prince Harry and Megan's documentary 'postponed' after Netflix receives backlash from The Crown

Reports originally suggested that the documentary would drop before Christmas

A documentary about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has reportedly been postponed, following the delay of The Crown's season five release date.

The documentary about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been unofficially scheduled for release on Netflix soon after the new season of The Crown drops on 9 November.

However, after some new obstacles cropped up along the way, the documentary has reportedly been pushed back to 2023.

For one thing, Netflix is facing serious backlash over certain plot points for the upcoming season of The Crown, following Queen Elizabeth II's passing and King Charles III's move to the throne.

The fifth season of the drama series will take place in the early 1990s and explore the breakdown of Charles' marriage to Princess Diana, and introduce their children Harry and William.

Former Prime Minister John Major has also hit out at a rumoured storyline that will involve Prince Charles, played by Dominic West, moaning about having to wait for the throne.

There are now suggestions that Netflix was spooked by the negative backlash, and decided it would be best to postpone the Sussexes' documentary, to avoid causing a scene.

In the past, when facing backlash over The Crown, Netflix has made it clear that the drama series is nothing more than a 'fictional dramatisation, imagining what could have happened behind closed doors'.

Harry and Meghan are reportedly working to produce a docuseries with Netflix.
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On top of that, creators of the highly anticipated docuseries about the Sussexes have reportedly been left 'confused' after Harry and Meghan 'contradicted' what the Prince had written in his forthcoming tell-all memoir.

Not much is known about the contents of Prince Harry's book just yet, but an official press release suggests it will cover 'his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the front line of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father'.

In his own personal statement, Prince Harry said that he was 'excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that's accurate and wholly truthful'.

And because of that, PageSix also reported that Harry and Meghan were allegedly at odds with Netflix.

The fifth season will cover the breakdown of Princess Diana and King Charles' marriage.
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A senior Netflix source claimed that a lot of the content in the docuseries 'contradicted what Harry has written'.

They added that Harry and Meghan 'made significant requests [to filmmakers] to walk back content they themselves have provided, for their own project'.

While Netflix is allegedly pushing for a December release date as planned, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were supposedly hoping to delay the project until next year, in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II's death.

The docuseries is rumoured to allegedly feature a number of 'truth bombs' about Harry's family members, including Prince William and Princess Kate, King Charles III, and Queen Consort Camilla.

Netflix has yet to comment on the rumoured postponement, and simply stated this week that 'there's never been any documentary from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed'.

Tyla has contacted Netflix and Archewell Productions for comment.

The Crown season five is set to premiere on 9 November on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Jada Images / Alamy Stock Photo, Dom Slike / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix, The Crown, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle