Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family in March 2020 and have since moved to California with their son, Archie. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also signed a deal with Netflix which could see them earn more than $250million (£190million). But royal expert Marlene Koenig has warned the royal couple against giving an interview on royal life as she compared it to Princess Diana’s Panorama interview.
Speaking to Express.co.uk about the bombshell Diana tell-all, Ms Koenig said: “It backfired for her and it backfired for Charles.
“It certainly helped the Queen make a decision and say, ‘yes you are going to get a divorce’.
“I think Harry would be foolhardy at this point to have a tell-all.
“They’re in enough hot water with Finding Freedom.
“I think they would be foolhardy, absolutely crazy because it would not help their situation and it would certainly not help their situation with the British tabloids.
“I think a full-out war would be declared on them and I don’t think that should happen but that’s the last thing they should be doing.
“I think Harry should know better if he wants to broach any sort of reconciliation with his family.”
The couple are hoping to pursue careers as producers but royal correspondent Chris Ship has argued Netflix is likely to want Meghan and Harry on screen in some of its programmes.
Speaking on ITV’s Royal rota, Mr Ship said: “I doubt that Netflix would have handed over quite so many millions of pounds to Harry and Meghan had they not agreed to at least be on show in some of its programming that they’re making.”
Producer Lizzie Robinson added: “They do a lot of important work but the draw of Harry and Meghan is themselves.
“People want to hear from them and see them.
“Netflix will want their money’s worth from Harry and Meghan: their pound of flesh.”
Mr Ship added: “Team Sussex have said there are only two shows in the works and no reality TV show in the making yet.”
With the proceeds from the new deal, the Duke of Sussex has paid back the £2.4million of taxpayers’ money used to renovate Frogmore Cottage.
A spokesman for Harry confirmed the Duke had paid the bill in full by making a contribution to the Sovereign Grant.
The payment was made possible thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new multi-million pound Netflix deal, a source said.
Harry’s spokesman said: “A contribution has been made to the Sovereign Grant by the Duke of Sussex.
“This contribution as originally offered by Prince Harry has fully covered the necessary renovation costs of Frogmore Cottage, a property of Her Majesty The Queen, and will remain the UK residence of the Duke and his family.”
Source: HELLO MAGAZINE