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    Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Documentary: How Much Money Did Netflix Pay The Royal Couple?

    In the year 2020, the internet was taken by storm when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped back from their royal duties. Later, in 2022, a Netflix docu-series, ‘Harry & Meghan‘ was released and became the second most-watched show. This series was the answer to all those questions about the couple’s exit from the royal family and also showed the struggles of being a part of it. “Doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us,” say Meghan and Harry in it. They clearly wanted their perspective of the stories to be heard. 

    For those who are hearing about it for the first time, this docu-series highlights the struggles and hurdles the couple faced since the time they got attached to the royal family, the harassment by the media, details of their first date, the behavior of the royal family off-camera, and much more. But, what kind of money did the couple get out of it?

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    What Is The Motive Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Documentary?

    The docu-series was released two years after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down from their roles in the British royal family and settled in the U.S. with their children. Directed by Emmy winner, Liz Garbus, the project had six episodes in two volumes. The show covers the journey of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the initial days of their relationship to their 2018 wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, the decision to step back from their official duties as working members of the British Royal Family, their move to Canada and then the U.S. as well as their upcoming projects.

    This docu-series features interviews with family and close friends, as well as commentaries from journalists and historians who are associated with the royal family and their decades-long relationship with the press. The members of the royal family denied commenting upon this documentary.

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    How Much Money Did Netflix Pay The Royal Couple?

    It has been reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were paid a whopping $100 million by Netflix for their deal. When the couple left the British monarchy, their financial support was gone. They settled in California with Harry’s late mother Princess Diana’s estate.

    According to The Sun, a source told about the Netflix deal, “The truth is that their deal is all about budgets when shows get commissioned. Sure they may have a couple of million in an advanced development deal to produce ideas, concepts and film pilots, but they have not been handed $100m. In reality those sums would be handed over to cover the entire production cost of the project, with Archewell providing a breakdown on fees for all aspects of the making of the show. Included in that would be a broad understanding of the profits too for the company.”

    Harry and Meghan were also reportedly working on another animated project, Pearl, but according to Deadline, the project was scrapped earlier in 2022. “Netflix has quietly dropped Pearl, the working title of an animated series that was created by Meghan Markle through Archewell Productions,” the publication reported.

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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