Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family in March 2020 and have since moved to California with their son, Archie. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also signed a deal with Netflix which could see them earn more than $250million (£190million). But royal biographer Angela Levin has warned that Netflix will want a “pint of blood” from the royal couple.
Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Ms Levin claimed: “I think Harry made a terrible error.
“I think the way that he has left the Royal Family, the way he did it, and he’s changed.
“He’s almost unrecognisable from Prince Harry I spent a lot of time with.
“But I think, you know, Meghan is desperate to earn lots of money and Netflix offered them something.
“I think they’re being naive as they have been about lots of things in that they don’t realise that a big company like Netflix is going to want its pint of blood.
“They’re going to delve in and get a lot of information that will absolutely decry the Royal Family.
“I think the Royal Family does a lot of for us. Of course they’ve got a lot of faults, haven’t we all.
“But the sense of duty Prince William has now, and Prince Charles, I spent a year with Prince Charles before his 70th birthday, I was astonished at how many young people he had managed to get off the streets and into work.
However, Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell shared his thoughts on the latest series of The Crown and whether it has gone too far in its depiction of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana.
Defending The Crown allegedly inventing some parts of the story, he claimed: “This is a dramatisation, it is not a documentary of the Royal Family, it is a screenplay.
“What Peter Morgan has tried to do, and sensitively try to do, is align fact with his screenplay.”
The show employs researchers but Peter Morgan, creator of The Crown defended his right to creative freedom.
The latest Crown season begins with Baroness Thatcher’s rise to power in 1979 and the assassination by the IRA of Lord Mountbatten (Charles Dance) during a fishing trip in Ireland.
Josh O’Connor returns as the Prince of Wales, with Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker-Bowles, Olivia Colman as the Queen, Tobias Menzies as the Duke of Edinburgh and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.
Netflix declined to comment on Mr Burrell’s claims when approached by Express.co.uk.