Harry and Meghan ‘contradict’ upcoming memoir in new Netflix series, source claims

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘s multi-million pound Netflix show contradicts what the Duke has written in his hotly anticipated memoir, a source at the streaming service has claimed.

The docuseries, which tells the “love story” of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is due to air in December but reportedly left some producers “confused during filming”.

One industry insider said the couple were making “contradicting” statements when compared to the contents of Harry’s book, Page Six reports.

The memoir, yet to be given an official release date after the Queen’s death, has been the source of much speculation in recent months, with nervous Palace aides reportedly keen to axe the book completely.

A Netflix source said: “A lot in the show contradicted what Harry has written, so that was an issue.

“Then Harry and Meghan made significant requests to walk back content they themselves have provided, for their own project.”

It’s another backwards step for the couple after they reportedly asked for the Netflix series to be put on hold so changes could be made.

The Sussexes — who have been filming for more than a year — are believed to have talked a lot on camera about members of the Royal Family, including Prince William, Kate Middleton, King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla, and reportedly wanted to edit some of their comments out.

Royal biographer Tom Bower said the deals the Duke and Duchess made with Netflix and Penguin Publishing meant they were “stuck with the devil”.

“They need the money and they need it now more than ever,” he said.

“Because they’ve got no other source of income. So I think they’re just stuck with the devil now.

“They’re tied to Netflix, they’re tied to their book. And all the criticism they’re going to take means nothing because that’s the only way they can earn their money.”

The streaming giant already faces criticism after reports the new season of The Crown will show Prince Philip pursuing an affair with family friend Penny Knatchbull.

It has been described as “cruel rubbish” so soon after the Queen’s death by her Her Majesty’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter.

He told The Sun : “Coming just weeks after the nation laid Her Majesty to rest next to Prince Philip, this is very distasteful and, quite frankly, cruel rubbish.

“The truth is that Penny was a long-time friend of the whole family. Netflix are not interested in people’s feelings.”