Netflix previously announced its first drop in subscribers in over a decade. The company has been facing increasingly stiff competition from other streaming services such as Hulu, HBO Max, and Peacock. It was recently reported that Buckingham Palace appears to have banned Netflix cameras as frustrations grow with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
According to The Sun, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are anticipated to return to the United Kingdom to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70th year on the throne. Although the royal couple is rumored to play significant roles in some events, Netflix will not receive the coveted footage.
To avoid “tension” within the royal family, Buckingham Palace staff are reportedly preparing to ban any Netflix camera crews from recording at Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
“Even if they accept that their Netflix crew can’t go into Buckingham Palace to film, they could cause problems – and at the very least cause a major distraction. Senior courtiers believe that Netflix will see it as one big opportunity to exploit their mega-millions agreement with the couple.”
According to the insider, a team of palace aides will be keeping a close watch on any crew in attendance and will be ready to warn them that there will be no filming. This development comes after sources said that Netflix executives are growing increasingly dissatisfied with the royal couple.
Higher-ups at the streaming service apparently felt insulted by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for opting to give NBC a bombshell interview about their meeting with the Queen. “Netflix would have loved the first comments about the visit to the Queen for the documentary,” the insider stated, referring to the streaming service’s recent feud with Harry and Meghan. “There was a real sense of annoyance that they were made to another broadcaster.”
Netflix is said to be irritated because of a previous multi-million dollar deal with the Sussexes to produce documentaries, docuseries, feature films, and family programming. The streaming giant is furious because they are paying them so much money for their content but are not given the opportunity to cover some of their best interviews.
This isn’t the first issue with Harry and Meghan’s lucrative business deal with the streaming service. Pearl, Netflix’s animated children’s series, was just canceled. The family show was intended to follow the many adventures of a young girl as she learns about some of history’s most influential women.
It is still unknown whether the royal couple intends to offer the series to another streaming service or whether the show is doomed. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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