Netflix chiefs are said to be infuriated by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to give explosive interviews to rival TV networks - despite a multi-million dollar deal with the streaming giant

Netflix anger over Sussex interviews with TV rivals

Netflix chiefs ‘annoyed’ after Prince Harry revealed details of meeting the Queen to rival NBC network last month, insider says

  • The MoS understands there was ‘a real sense of annoyance’ when Harry last month revealed details of his meeting with the Queen at Windsor Castle during an interview with NBC
  • According to a source, this frustration was heightened because a Netflix film crew was following Harry at the time for Heart Of Invictus
  • Last March – a month after announcing their deal with Netflix – Harry and Meghan gave a controversial interview to Oprah Winfrey which aired on CBS

Netflix chiefs are said to be infuriated by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to give explosive interviews to rival TV networks – despite a multi-million dollar deal with the streaming giant.

The Mail on Sunday understands there was “a real sense of annoyance” when Prince Harry revealed details of his meeting with the Queen at Windsor Castle last month during an interview with NBC.

According to a source, this frustration was heightened because a Netflix film crew was following Harry at the time for Heart Of Invictus, a documentary about his event for wounded and injured servicemen and veterans.

“Netflix would have loved the first comments on the Queen’s visit for the documentary,” the insider said. “There was a real sense of annoyance that they were passed on to another broadcaster.”

Netflix chiefs are said to be infuriated by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to give explosive interviews to rival TV networks – despite a multi-million dollar deal with the streaming giant

In his interview with NBC’s Today show, which aired April 20, the Duke raised his eyebrows, saying, “I just make sure she’s protected and has the right people around her.”

In March last year – a month after announcing their deal with Netflix – Harry and Meghan gave their highly controversial Oprah Winfrey interview which aired on the CBS network.

An industry expert said: “Netflix pays them millions and they give all their best interviews to other networks. Do they expect Netflix to be happy with it? »

The streaming giant announced last week that it was shelving Pearl, Meghan’s planned animated TV series about a 12-year-old girl inspired by famous female characters throughout history.

In March last year, a month after announcing their deal with Netflix, Harry and Meghan gave their highly controversial Oprah Winfrey interview which aired on the CBS network.

In March last year – a month after announcing their deal with Netflix – Harry and Meghan gave their highly controversial Oprah Winfrey interview which aired on the CBS network.

Netflix is ​​looking to cut costs after losing more than 200,000 customers in the three months to March and its share price fell from $700 (£567) a year ago to under $200 (£162) .

‘Harry and Meghan’s slate [of projects] could be in danger as they have announced their intention to make educational and inspirational shows, rather than sexy and sensational,” the industry source said.

“The pressure will be on them to find a hit.” The Sussexes’ deal with Netflix, through their company Archewell Productions, is said to be worth up to £81million, but many believe that sum is a stretch.

The couple – who retired from royal life in March 2020 – also have a deal with streaming giant Spotify.

A Netflix spokesperson declined to address the claims last night, saying: “Archewell Productions remains a valued partner and we continue to work together on a number of projects.”

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