Insiders from the streaming giant claim there was a “real sense of irritation” when Harry spoke exclusively to NBC about his private chat with the Queen, despite Netflix camera crews being with him
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Netflix bosses are reportedly upset with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for giving bombshell interviews to other outlets despite their multi-million pound deal.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a £112million deal with the streaming service in 2020 but have yet to release anything on the platform.
Insiders say there was a “real sense of irritation” when Harry gave an exclusive interview to NBC about his conversation with the Queen – even though Netflix was there with its own cameras.
Harry’s own camera crew shadowed him at the time as they were filming for Heart Of Invictus, a documentary about his event for wounded and injured service workers and veterans.
An insider said so post on Sunday : “Netflix would have loved the first comments on the Queen’s visit for the documentary.
“There was a real sense of irritation that they were being made a different broadcaster.”
One industry expert said: “Netflix pays them millions and they give all their best interviews to other networks.
“Do you expect Netflix to be happy about this?”
During the April interview, Harry told NBC journalist Hoda Kotb about his secret conversation with Her Majesty.
He told her: “Both Meg and I had tea with her. It was really nice to meet her.
“Being with her was great. It was just so nice to see her.
“You know she’s in great shape. She always has a great sense of humor for me.”
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It comes after claims that a Netflix crew following the Duke and Duchess are stopped by Palace Enforcers when trying to film the Platinum Jubilee, it is claimed.
Insiders reportedly fear tensions could “explode” as the streaming service attempts to “exploit” the event next month.
Harry and Meghan will return to the UK to celebrate the monarch marking 70 years on the throne.
However, there are fears her deal with Netflix could cause problems if crew members are “pushing” for access to other royals they aren’t comfortable with.
It was announced yesterday that the couple will be barred from the palace balcony for the Trooping the Color ceremony because they are not royal family.
They will join Prince Andrew on the sidelines, as the Queen has decided only after “careful consideration” to include royals performing official public duties.
The Mirror has reached out to representatives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Netflix for comment.
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