Elizabeth Debicki has reprized the role of Princess Diana from Emma Corrin in the new season of The Crown and Prince Harry has been criticized for remaining “absolutely silent” on how his late mother was portrayed on the series.
The new series of The Crown would cover the tragic royal’s controversial conversation with Martin Bashir in 1995, as well as a number of other key moments in Diana’s life, including her divorce from Prince Charles and her relationship with Hasnat Khan and Dodi Fayed.
Diana’s friend Jemima Khan was asked to help the team recreate the last years of her friend’s life, but she resigned earlier this year after saying the show did not address the ‘Diana story “with as much respect or compassion as she had hoped”.
And now Harry is being asked to distance himself from the streaming giant.
Angela Levin, author of Harry: A Biography of a Prince, told The Sun: “Harry has been absolutely silent about Netflix. He should tear up the case and take a stand for his mother.
“What is most important? Money or his mother’s defense? It’s amazing he can’t find his voice on it. “
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, added: “I don’t think Harry got it. I guess when he made the deal with Netflix he didn’t think about it – but Meghan would have, she’s not a fool.
“He mentioned The Crown during his bus interview with James Corden, so he’s not totally oblivious. “
Harry and his wife Meghan Markle left the royal family last year and soon after signed a huge contract with Netflix, where they signed up to direct documentaries, children’s programs, scripted shows and feature films.
A statement from Meghan and Harry said at the time: “Our goal will be to create content that informs but also gives hope. As new parents, creating inspiring family programs is also important to us. “
Ted Sarandos, Head of Content and Co-CEO of Netflix, added, “We are incredibly proud that they have chosen Netflix as their creative home and are excited to share stories with them that can help build resilience and increase the understanding of the public everywhere. “
Harry and Meghan said they are confident that “Netflix’s unprecedented reach will help them share impactful content that unlocks the action.”