Sorry, Sussex Fans, a Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Netflix Reality Show Isn't Going to Happen

Bianca Betancourt
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From Harper's BAZAAR

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have no plans to invite cameras into their home anytime soon.

Following news of the couple's landmark Netflix deal, for which the Sussexes will executive-produce new programming, rumors about a reality show featuring the royal pair began to circulate. The Sussexes' reps, however, have debunked the gossip, confirming that Harry and Meghan will be solely focused on programming content that aligns with the mission and values of their upcoming nonprofit foundation, Archewell.

"The duke and duchess are not taking part in any reality shows," a Sussex spokesperson tells BAZAAR.com.

"It's nothing more than rumor and speculation," added an additional Sussex source. "The only things we have confirmed with Netflix are an innovative nature series and an animated series that celebrates women."

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The Sussexes' mega Netflix deal was announced six months after the pair stepped down as senior working members of the royal family in favor of independent career paths. Per The New York Times, the couple is set to produce docuseries, feature films, scripted shows, and children's programming for the streaming giant, while focusing on issues and themes such as inclusivity, diversity, gender equality, and environmental activism.

"Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope," said Harry and Meghan in a statement about the deal. "As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us."

The duo added that Netflix's "unprecedented reach"—a massive audience that's currently 193 million subscribers strong—"will help [them] share impactful content that unlocks action."

Netflix's co-CEO Reed Hastings has high expectations for the forthcoming programming. During an interview earlier this month, the executive declared that the Sussex-curated content will certainly be some of the "most exciting, most viewed content next year."

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