Prince Harry Netflix deal: Duke of Sussex told to ‘tear up’ £112m deal over The Crown’s portrayal of Diana

Harry and Meghan Markle signed a deal with Netflix to make documentaries, children’s programmes, scripted shows and feature films

Prince Harry has been urged to "tear up" his £112 Million Netflix deal because of The Crown's portrayal of his late mother, Princess Diana.

This comes after Princess Diana's friend, Jemima Khan, stepped down from helping The Crown's team recreate the final years of her friend's life.

Khan said the show had not handled Diana's story "as respectfully or compassionately as she had hoped".

The Duke of Sussex has now been criticised for not “finding his voice” on how Netflix is portraying his mother and is being urged to distance himself from the streaming giant.

Who is playing Princess Diana in The Crown?

Elizabeth Debicki is now playing the role of Princess Diana from Emma Corrin in the new season of The Crown.

The upcoming season will follow Diana's controversial tell-all interview with Martin Bashir in 1995 and other key moments including her divorce from Prince Charles and her relationships with Hasnat Khan and Dodi Fayed.

Why Prince Harry has been told to ‘tear up’ his Netflix deal

Angela Levin, author of Harry: A Biography of a Prince, told The Sun: "Harry has remained absolutely silent about Netflix. He should tear the deal up and make a stand for his mother.

"What’s more important? Money or defending his mum? It’s astonishing he can’t find his voice on this."

Editor of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward, said: "I don’t think Harry gets it. I presume when he did the deal with Netflix he didn’t think it through - but Meghan would have, she’s not an idiot.

"He talked about The Crown during his bus interview with James Corden, so he’s not totally oblivious."

When did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sign the Netflix deal?

Should Prince Harry be removed from the line of succession?Should Prince Harry be removed from the line of succession?
Should Prince Harry be removed from the line of succession?

Harry and Meghan Markle, his wife, stepped down from the royal family last year, and later signed a deal with Netflix to make documentaries, children's programmes, scripted shows and feature films.

At the time, Meghan and Harry released a statement saying: "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."

Netflix's chief content officer and co-chief exec, Ted Sarandos, added: "We’re incredibly proud they have chosen Netflix as their creative home and are excited about telling stories with them that can help build resilience and increase understanding for audiences everywhere."

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