Meghan and Harry say they aren't filming 'reality show' but don't deny fly-on-the-wall documentary
28th September 2020

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry today said they are not filming a "reality show" – but haven't denied plans to make a fly-on-the-wall documentary.

The Sun revealed today how the couple had agreed to be filmed for a Netflix series after signing a £112million deal with the streaming giant.

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Meghan and Harry have now denied they are taking part in a reality show – but haven't rubbished the idea of a documentary about their lives.

A spokesperson said: “The Duke and Duchess are not taking part in any reality shows.”

But today a Netflix source told The Sun the couple's denial was just 'splitting hairs'.

They said: "Harry and Meghan's publicity team have gone into over-drive to quash any notion of them filming a tacky reality series.

"Essentially they are splitting hairs. There will be a fly-on-the-wall series but obviously it won't be warts n' all, or about their personal life.

"They are very keen to highlight their worthy charity work and cameras will film them going from one good cause to another. For example, when they drop food off at food banks – a camera will be there to capture it.

"It's all part of a campaign to ensure people get to see all the good Meghan and Harry do, and will be suitably worthy. By letting cameras in, their words won't be edited – they can portray themselves how they choose."

Omid Scobie, who wrote explosive biography Finding Freedom about the couple, quoted a source as saying the only shows being developed "now" have previously been confirmed – suggesting it could be made in the future.

Harry and Meghan are expected be producers on numerous projects in 2021 on Netflix.

As part of the deal, the couple will make documentaries, films andkids’ programmes for the platform's 193million subscribers.

But a source said former actress Meghan wants to step in front of the camera so the world can see the “real her”.

They added: “It will be tasteful. They want to give people a glimpse into their lives.”

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The Sussexes moved to a £11.5million, nine bedroom home in the US after moaning about alleged media intrusion.

A source said: “They may have had all these lofty ideas about producing epics highlighting environmental causes and the poverty gap, but Netflix obviously want their pound of flesh."

They continued: “Much of the docuseries will be about their philanthropy rather than what they get up to behind closed doors.

“But it will still be a fascinating insight and Meghan hopes viewers will get to see the real her.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed the production deal with Netflix to make content that would inform and "give hope" to audiences.

Just days later, the couple confirmed they had paid back the full £2.4million spent on refurbishing their home in the UK, Frogmore Cottage.

Announcing the deal, the couple said: "Our lives, both independent of each other, and as a couple have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection.

"Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.

"As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens."


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