Prince Harry ‘will not speak out against Netflix' as Duke 'being paid a lot of money'

 Prince Harry

Prince Harry has been branded a 'hypocrite'

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 26/08/2023

- 15:57

Netflix is set to recreate a major moment in Harry's life

Prince Harry will not speak out against Netflix's plans to portray Princess Diana’s death, a royal commentator has claimed.

An executive producer of hit show The Crown confirmed plans to recreate her death “sensitively”.

The role of the princess is set to be carried out by Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, who appeared in the previous series.

It comes amid the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s multi-million deal with streaming giant Netflix, the hit show’s original network.


According to GB News’ Patrick Christys, Harry is a “hypocrite” by opting not to speak out on the matter.

“What I find interesting is that this flew under the radar for some people”, he said to royal expert Charles Rae.

“Just before Harry and Meghan did their Netflix thing, Harry did something with James Corden.

“Corden was saying to him ‘how do you feel about The Crown?’, Harry said he likes The Crown.

“It would be interesting to see what he makes about what they do about his mum’s death. People take what happens in that show as fact.”

Rae commented that he believes Harry would not speak out on the matter due to his contractual obligations with the streaming giant.

“I very much doubt that he will [speak out], remember, he is still being paid a lot of money by Netflix”, he said on GB News.

“I would be very surprised if he is critical of it.”


Prince Harry and Princess Diana

Diana's death is set to be portrayed in The Crown


Christys responded: “I think it’s hypocrisy if he doesn’t do it.

“He is very quick to chime in about absolutely everything else, but he won’t do it because money talks.

“And where is his money coming in from at the moment? A lot of it is from Netflix.”

Plans to portray Diana’s death in a “thoughtful” manner were revealed at Edinburgh TV festival by Suzanne Mackie.

“The show might be big and noisy, but we’re not, We’re thoughtful people and we’re sensitive people,” she said.

“And so there was a very, very careful, long, long, long conversation about how we do it - and I hope the audience will judge it in the end, but I think it’s been delicately, thoughtfully recreated.”

The Crown has enjoyed roaring success after its debut in 2016, with five series now to its name.

Season six is set to be the last and will air later this year on Netflix.

The final season is expected to introduce Sir Tony Blair and show the royal events that occurred during his premiership.

The early relationship between Prince William and Kate Middleton is also expected to be a point of focus.

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