Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly making a U-turn on their upcoming Netflix and book projects following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The Sussexes no longer want to hurt the royal family’s feelings after the loss of the monarch.
According to reports, King Charles III. holding back the prince and princess titles he plans to bestow on the Sussexes’ children until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s projects come out. The couple is said to be making some changes.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been working on their docuseries, part of their multi-million dollar deal with Netflix, for over a year. The streaming giant’s bosses, who have yet to officially announce the project, reportedly hope to air the project in December after The Crown Season 5 premieres on November 9.
However, as the two controversial royals plan to make more changes to the series, airing could be delayed until 2023. Although they are usually part of the editing process, sources claim they now want to remove or modify anything they said about King Charles, Camilla, the Royal Consort, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
A Hollywood industry official told opposite Page Sixthat many discussions are being held and that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle apparently want to delay the publication of the docuseries until next year. They want to delay it, the insider continued.
The insider even doubts the two want to put the project on hold as the series may not move forward or develop further. Or Prince Harry is reportedly panicking about his memoir and trying to make some last-minute changes before it hits the shelves.
The fifth in line to the throne is reportedly concerned that parts of his book may be insensitive following the death of Queen Elizabeth and his father’s election as the new king.
This news comes after a source revealed that the book’s publisher, Penguin Random House, has already requested that some major changes be made to the memoir. The insider told the Sun on Sunday that the publisher paid $20 million up front because they knew what Prince Harry was going to write would sell huge and garner incredible attention around the world.
However, they seemed disappointed that the first draft was a bit too emotional and focused more on mental issues than they wanted. But the new changes Meghan Markle’s husband is pushing for are still no guarantee as it’s already been approved. As it stands, fans will have to wait for the release of these projects to see what it really contains.