Prince Harry wants to stop ‘The Crown’ from covering his life

By Marriska Fernandes on January 23, 2020 | 12 Comments

Prince Harry's not a fan of The CrownLooks like Prince Harry isn’t a fan of the Netflix series The Crown, allegedly saying that he would “stop it” before it got to him.

In an interview with BBC Breakfast, biographer Angela Levin recounted her meeting with Prince Harry, with whom she sat down for her 2018 book, Harry: Conversations With the Prince.

“Harry, when I went to interview him at the palace, the first thing he said to me when he shook my hand was, ‘Are you watching The Crown?'” she recalled. “And I hadn’t been at the time, I felt very embarrassed and I got it and he said, ‘I’m going to make sure I stop it before they get to me.'”

If you haven’t been keeping up with the news, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent decision to exit the Palace as senior members of the royal family has caused quite a stir.

This BBC interview revelation comes as Netflix has admitted a desire to work with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now that they’re free to make deals in order to become financially independent.

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos addressed his interest in the couple at the Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday. When asked about working with Harry and Meghan, he replied, “Yes, sure… Who wouldn’t be interested?” The couple would be following in the footsteps of Barack and Michelle Obama, who signed a deal with Netflix to make film and TV projects.

However, The Crown fans, don’t hold your breath for a Prince Harry and Meghan Markle storyline. Earlier this month, The Crown‘s executive producer, Suzanne Mackie, told PA (via the BBC): “To be honest, whatever the life of The Crown is after where we are now, I doubt we’ll ever go as far into the present day. I think we’ll probably — we won’t travel into the present day.” ~Marriska Fernandes

Comments & Discussion

  1. Marley • January 23, 2020 @ 11:43 AM

    I’m sympathetic to his cause, but I don’t think he has that kind of power. If the royal family had power like that, the Queen would have stopped it from going forward.

  2. Bob • January 23, 2020 @ 11:54 AM

    So let me get this straight. Harry is interested in being part of “The Crown” saying “Yes sure..who wouldn’t be interested”. But also states he will stop them when they reach his life. Rather hypocritical, isn’t it. He doesn’t mind the lives of other family members (past and present) being exposed just as long as its not his. Beside, isn’t that one of the main reasons Harry & Meghan gave up their royal title. In order to make money. Clearly, its at the expense of his entire family.

  3. Allison • January 23, 2020 @ 12:33 PM

    Bob, reread the quote. Ted Sarandos said that, not Harry.

  4. Michael Smith • January 23, 2020 @ 1:41 PM

    I’ve always understood Harry’s disdain for the media, as he blames them fir the death of his mother. However, his choices and actions in his life have been often been the reason he received so much attention. I doubt the Queen was thrilled with some of his exploits.

    Then comes Meghan, which made things worse because she was a “Hollywood star”, though I must admit I had never heard of her before. I had watched a few episodes of Suits, but not enough to remember her. She’s starved for attention, and wants as much exposure as she can get. She is a cancer on the Royal Family, and has done far more damage than Prince Andrew has, which says a lot when you consider what he’s done.

  5. Amanda • January 23, 2020 @ 4:13 PM

    Misogyny at its worst, Michael Smith. So what if she’s an actress who became a star? Does that mean she’s not allowed to fall in love with a Prince? Who says she’s starved for attention? I’m sure she got all she wanted when she was on TV. She isn’t a cancer, the British media is, and that’s who has driven this young couple out of the country. How can anyone say she’s worse than a pedophile (Prince Andrew)? She hasn’t done anything wrong!!!! It’s people like you who have driven her to want less attention by moving to Canada. She’s a beautiful young woman who would like some privacy so she can enjoy her life. Leave her alone.

  6. Barbara Muszik • January 23, 2020 @ 5:41 PM

    Your remarks about Megan Markle is right on Michael Smith!!! I have had a psychic say she does CRAVE the media and WILL end up being Harry’s worst nightmare.Her being a so so actress lead her to believe if she marries Harry her life would be so much better in the limelight. Even her friends warned her not to marry Harry because of the media scrutiny and she was so SHOCKED that the British tabloids can be so ruthless. Come on get your head out of the sand like she has never read some solicitous line about Princess Diana or any of the Royals. So all you naysayers can believe what you want but ever since he married her he has went down hill! Obviously she wears the pants in the family!!

  7. Judy • January 24, 2020 @ 12:50 PM

    Im not at all symapathetic to Megan Markle and Harrys cause. She had enough warning and she knew what she was getting into. She was greatly warned. Now that shes had a son, Prince Harry is on the hook. She can stand to make millions.

  8. martha • January 24, 2020 @ 2:00 PM

    I believe that Megan and Prince Harry have all the right to decide what they want. Criticizing does not help anyone, like we say in spanish: “nadie sabe lo que esta en la olla, mas q. la menea”.

  9. marymary • January 24, 2020 @ 2:34 PM

    sorry to say but i guess all of the scrutiny goes along with being a part of the royal family ,they have to put up with it in exchange for the great privilege they enjoy,enormous wealth,status,etc

  10. Rob Roy • January 25, 2020 @ 1:50 PM

    Meghan Markle did an excellent performance in “Suits.” I watched every episode of this interesting law drama. She fell in love. She, contrary to any “psychic” (are you kidding?) says, strikes me as a decent person who actually does not like the endless scrutiny of the press and public and is opting for a more normal life. Wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t anyone?

  11. Linda • January 26, 2020 @ 10:51 AM

    She is tv star American not pure white with father and sister seeking money public attention by bad mouthing Megan . All that is enough ttorture to rate big bucks Now add on that she married royalty and has a royal child adds enough for many future years of more money making , Who wouldnt want to get away from the tormenting, May God bless this healthy little family with peace and privacy to just live with love and respect.

  12. Linda Johansson • January 26, 2020 @ 10:52 AM

    If it’s privacy that they want, then perhaps we should give them a mega dose of privacy. Nothing written in the media about them! Place a complete vow of silence on them and see how long Ms. Markle will handle that! Not long!

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