Why Meghan and Harry's hotly anticipated Netflix docu-series could be ‘shelved indefinitely'

Meghan and Harry’s Netflix docu-series could be 'shelved' by the streaming platform as sources claim the couple are pushing for major changes

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit a local farming family, the Woodleys, on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
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In the wake of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, Meghan and Harry’s Netflix docu-series could reportedly face major changes and delays.

After signing their multi-million dollar deal with Netflix, Prince Harry and Meghan’s docu-series was scheduled for release in December. However, reports now suggest that the project could be shelved ‘indefinitely’ as the couple are pushing to make extensive changes.

The anticipated series was set to air following the release of The Crown season five, but now, just months before the prospective release date, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to be having ‘second thoughts' over its contents. 

Sources claim that the couple is trying to 'walk back content' in the wake of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s death to ensure the tone is respectful.

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a service for the reception of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at Westminster Hall, in the Palace of Westminster in London on September 14, 2022,

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Page Six has reported that the documentary is thought to contain ‘truth bombs’ involving King Charles, the Queen Consort and even the Prince and Princess of Wales - with one source claiming, “Harry and Meghan are having second thoughts on their own story, on their own project."

Another also claimed that, "Harry and Meghan are panicked about trying to tone down even the most basic language. But it’s their story, from their own mouths.”

The publication also cited a Netflix source who alleged, “They’ve made significant requests to walk back content they themselves have provided - to the extent that some Netflix staff believe, if granted, it will effectively shelve the project indefinitely,” before adding, “Netflix is standing by the filmmakers.” 

The insider then also remarked, “Netflix has made it clear that the project is going forward."

So far there has been little confirmation about the project, though Meghan did let slip in her viral interview with the Cut, that it will document their ‘love story.’

This development also follows reports that Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir is also facing delays, with Harry requesting ‘last minute changes’ following the passing of his grandmother, the Queen - after concerns that its contents could be deemed ‘insensitive.’

As of yet, there is no official release date for Harry and Meghan’s Netflix series.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.