Royals ‘looking over shoulder’ at Harry and Meghan after mega Netflix deal

The monarchy will be "looking over its shoulder" at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the pair signed a huge Netflix deal, an expert has claimed.

They recently put pen to paper on an unprecedented contract with the streaming giant to produce "impactful" content.

Reported to be worth up to $150 million (£122m), Harry, 35, and Meghan, 39, have vowed to prove "hope and inspiration" through their projects.

The pair, who are said to have kept the Queen in the dark over their plans, reportedly shopped around with other platforms before penning the megabucks deal.

Relocating to the United States, reportedly for more privacy, Harry and Meghan agreed to make documentaries, films and TV shows with an unnamed production company.

And one expert has claimed the venture has left the old firm looking over its shoulder at the Duke and Duchess.

Victoria Murphy wrote in Town and Country: "Family members will be hoping that Harry and Meghan stick to the pledge that they made to uphold the values of Her Majesty in 'everything they do'.

"Because, while they have no way of controlling the Sussexes, the actions of this couple will inevitably still reflect on the institution."

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'relieved and pleased' to pay off Frogmore Cottage

Following the multi-million-pound deal, the Sussexes stumped up £2.4million to pay back taxpayers for their recently refurbished UK home, Frogmore Cottage.

It comes after Netflix boss Reed Hasting’s said the Sussexes had been "smart" and "shopped themselves around" before committing to the streaming service.

He said the Sussexes offered themselves to all "major companies" before shaking hands with the US giants on a deal that will see their content streamed to millions.

Announcing the deal, the two said that their lives "have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection".

Harry and Meghan sensationally quit the royal family earlier this year in a drama that was dubbed Megxit.

The historic agreement meant the couple had to drop their HRH titles, pay back the £2.4million for Frogmore and no longer receive public funds.

In exchange, they were allowed to quit frontline duties and given licence to expand their brand.

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