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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Deny Kardashian-Style Netflix Reality Show

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have denied claims they agreed to a fly-on-the-wall Netflix reality series after comparisons to Kim Kardashian.



a close up of Meghan Markle: Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England, on October 12, 2018. The couple have sent Princess Eugenie their well wishes after news she is expecting her first baby.


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Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England, on October 12, 2018. The couple have sent Princess Eugenie their well wishes after news she is expecting her first baby.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed they have not agreed to let camera crews follow them around in their day-to-day lives.

A spokesperson said: “The Duke and Duchess are not taking part in any reality shows.”

It follows claims in the British press that their mega Netflix deal, valued at an estimated $150 million, included a behind-the-scenes portrait of the couple.

British newspaper The Sun quoted an unnamed source saying the online streaming platform wanted “their pound of flesh.”

The newspaper claimed the series would be filmed over three-months and feature their philanthropic work but also offer an insight into their lives.

Following the story, outraged commentators accused Meghan and Harry of seeking to cash in, with comparisons made to hit reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Ex-CNN host Piers Morgan told his ITV show Good Morning Britain: “She really is the new Kim Kardashian, isn’t she?”

He added: “When will it drop that she came over here, took our prince and the titles, went back to Hollywood.”

“I mean, a £112 million ($150 million) deal with Netflix at the back of her royal status. And now Miss Privacy has now for one of the films she’s done for £112 million is a fly-on-the-wall documentary.”

Two Netflix shows by the couple’s so far unnamed production company have been confirmed, including a nature docu-series and an animated series celebrating inspiring women.

A Sussex source told Newsweek: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be producing films and series for Netflix—including scripted series, docu-series, documentaries, features and children’s programming.

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“The focus will be on creating a wide range of programs about stories and issues that resonate with them personally—including highlighting issues that their non-profit Archewell is focused on.

“Enabling a more compassionate and equitable world isn’t just something they do through their non-profit, it’s a belief they hold and model themselves which will carry through in this venture.”

Meghan and Harry’s Netflix deal established their financial independence from the royal family and quickly saw them stop taking money from Harry’s father Prince Charles.

They also paid off public money spent on restructuring their U.K. house Frogmore Cottage, rented from public asset the Crown Estate.

In June, Harry and Meghan bought a $14.7 million mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara county.

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