Meghan Markle and Harry mocked as latest Netflix projects revealed: 'Trying to bleed talent from a stone!'

Meghan Markle and Harry mocked as latest Netflix projects revealed: 'Trying to bleed talent from a stone!'

WATCH NOW: GB News panel discuss Harry and Meghan's latest Netflix projects

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 12/04/2024

- 12:45

Updated: 12/04/2024

- 13:04

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed their major Netflix deal in 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's latest ventures have been criticised by commentators Emma Webb and Amy Nickell-Turner, as the details of their new Netflix projects have been revealed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have worked with the streaming giant for four years, are set to release two documentaries, based on cooking and professional polo.

Meghan's Netflix series will "celebrate the joys of cooking, gardening, entertaining, and friendship", whilst Prince Harry will delve into the behind-the-scenes world of professional polo, and discover "what it takes to compete in the sport at the highest level".

Discussing the new documentaries on GB News, Director of the Common Sense Society Emma Webb said the royal couple are "bleeding talent from a stone" and the new productions are the "latest ridiculous thing" to come from the Sussexes.

Emma Webb, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Emma Webb criticises Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's latest Netfix projects

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Webb said: "Some people will watch it because they're maybe they're genuinely interested, or some people like me will gaup because they want to see the latest ridiculous thing that they've got themselves into."

Commentator Nickell-Turner jokingly swiped that royal fans have been "waiting with bated breath to see what will they do next".

Nickell-Turner claimed that Netflix are "really keen to get some good content out of the pair", noting that their contract with the company is "worth a bazillion pounds and is for five years".

Discussing Meghan's cooking show, Nickell-Turner admitted the concept "sounded really rubbish at first", but revealed that the show will be produced by Meghan "and the team that made Chef's Table and Pepsi, Where's My Jet?, which are quite good documentaries, so this could be okay".

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to produce two new Netflix shows


Nickell-Turner jibed: "But I didn't know Meghan could cook! Maybe she's getting chefs on board."


GB News host Pip Tomson argued that if the show is "well produced", everyone will "want to gawp, especially if it's filmed at their home".

Turning the discussion to Prince Harry's polo show, host Ben Leo suggested the show could be similar to Drive To Survive, Netflix's Formula 1 documentary, showing "all of the action and bravado" of polo.

Nickell-Turner interjected, responding: "What is the action behind polo?"

Webb then joked: "Well, you should watch the programme to find out!"

Emma Webb

Emma Webb says the projects are 'bleeding talent out of a stone'

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Pip highlighted the "global interest" in the polo industry, and that Prince Harry's new show will bring in a "worldwide audience" on the streaming platform.

She told the panel: "What you forget is Netflix has a worldwide audience. Maybe not everybody in the UK will like polo, but it is played in dozens of countries all over the world, and is very popular.

"So there can be an audience for it somewhere. And it's great telly if Harry falls off a horse."

Nickell-Turner then added: "Also, their series The Queen's Gambit made chess interesting, so, you know, any subject can be made interesting if you do it."

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