Princess Diana movie snub could help Prince Harry and Meghan Markle crack Hollywood

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Princess Diana movie Spencer missed out on a SAG nomination but its snub could actually help Prince Harry and Meghan rub shoulders with Hollywood stars.

  • Princess Diana movie Spencer is not expected to be nominated for an Oscar following its SAG nomination snub and that could be good news for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when it comes to attending the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony.
  • The Sussexes were said to be unlikely to attend the Oscars due to Prince Harry's anxiety over the movie Spencer but he is now likely to feel at ease knowing it is unlikely to be nominated and could see him attend with Meghan after all.
  • This royal news comes as Prince Harry set to snub Oscars to avoid facing harsh pain that ‘struck a sour note’.

The Princess Diana movie snub could help Prince Harry and Meghan Markle feel more at ease attending the Oscars.

It's understood that Meghan Markle wants to attend the Oscars this year but her husband Prince Harry is reportedly not a fan of Kristen Stewart playing the role of his late mother in the Princess Diana movie Spencer and the thought of it being nominated for a gong was said to be giving him 'anxiety'.

But since the Princess Diana movie Spencer missed out on a SAG award after leading actress Kristen Stewart wasn't nominated, it's unlikely that the star will get an Oscar.

As a result, Prince Harry could feel more relaxed about attending the awards, which are held on Sunday, 27th March this year, with the Sussexes more likely to attend and mingle to try and boost their A-list status.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle rubbed shoulders with Beyonce and Disney bosses at the London Lion King premiere and this led to Meghan landing a voiceover movie role.

Movie fans are already being asked what was their favourite film of 2021?

And while the SAG Awards and Oscars don’t always pick the same winners, for the past twenty-six years, the winner for Best Actress at the Oscars has been a nominee or winner in the coinciding category. With Kristen Stewart now shut out of the list of nominees, her chances are much thinner of taking home the Best Actress Oscar this year. However, it is still possible the movie could scoop its first-ever Oscar nomination for Spencer as the film is shortlisted under the best music (original score) ahead of the 94th Oscars with the shortlisted nominees grouped into 10 award categories.

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This is understandably a difficult watch for Prince William and Prince Harry, who just last year unveiled a memorial statue for Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday.

A source reports that Prince Harry did not like the film for its darker portrayal of his mum and does not want to meet Kristen.

Speaking to OK! US, the insider claimed that the movie “struck a sour note” with Harry, adding, “He’s pretty appalled by the film.”

The source revealed that both Harry and Meghan Markle have been invited to the Oscars in March, explaining that they’d “almost certainly come face-to-face” with Kristen, “since she’s a lock for a best actress nomination”.

The source added that Meghan still wants them to attend as she is keen to mix with the A-lister crowd, despite her husband’s hope to skip the high profile event.

It comes after Prince Harry and Meghan's wake-up call was revealed.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

But Prince Harry might not need to now as the couple could be set to enjoy the evening without worrying about the movie or its cast.

Looks like they might need a babysitter for son Archie, two and seven-month-old daughter Lilibet Diana.

We can't wait to see what they wear if they do.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)