Prince Harry Meghan Markle: The Queen’s Assistants Will Prevent Netflix From Filming Platinum Jubilee

Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s defiant statement about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the palace has made efforts to prevent the pair from “exploiting” events.

Palace “sitters” will stop all Harry and Meghan Netflix crew if they try to film in royal events during the Platinum Jubilee.

Despite a ban on the palace balcony for Trooping the Colour, the pair may still make an appearance one day.

A team has been ordered to stop all actions by filmmakers to “exploit” the streaming giant’s $135 million deal with the couple during the Queen’s four-day celebrations.

Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, announced Friday that they will be attending with their children – minutes after the Queen barred them from the palace balcony for the Trooping the Color ceremony.

However, insiders believe the pair could still make an appearance at the palace for the public after Sunday’s final.

It comes as exclusive photos showed a topless Harry switching shirts after playing polo in the sweltering heat at Santa Barbara, California on Friday — which also marked his son Archie’s third birthday.

A well-placed source said: “While the family are delighted that Harry and Meghan are coming, there is a real fear of tension, especially over a Netflix crew. There are concerns that tension could explode if the Netflix team comes to the UK. and try to take advantage of their opportunities.

“The concern is that they will push it and try to access areas of anniversary celebrations where they can film Harry and Meghan and their children.

“Even if they accept that their Netflix crew can’t go to Buckingham Palace to film, they can cause problems – and at the very least create a major distraction.

“Senior courtiers believe Netflix will see it as one big opportunity to exploit their mega-million dollar deal with the pair.

“So a team of Palace staff will be on standby to keep a close eye on the crew and act as babysitters if necessary.”

After months of indecision, the Sussexes announced on Friday that they would attend the anniversary with Archie and daughter Lilibet, 11 months, who has never met the Queen.

It came after Buckingham Palace released a statement saying that the Queen would restrict those who would appear on the balcony of Trooping the Color on Thursday, June 2, to “working royals”.

That means no invitation to Harry and Meghan, who dropped out of royal duty in 2020 for a life in the United States, or Prince Andrew, 62, who was disowned amid a long-running civil lawsuit against sexual abuse.

However, sources say Harry and Meghan may still make an appearance on the balcony if an impromptu get-together is held after the official Jubilee Pageant finale on Sunday, June 5.

The sun can also reveal that Prince Charles, 73, had words of encouragement with his youngest son – telling him that he and Meghan should be at the celebrations.

A source said: “The Queen must have thought very carefully about the lineup and the announcement.

“The celebrations are in honor of her 70 years of service, so it seemed right that the balcony appearance would be limited to those currently serving the Queen.

And while the timing of Harry and Meghan’s statement raised eyebrows, it also came after some discussions between Charles and his son.

‘ENCOURAGING’

“The Prince of Wales heartily told Harry that he felt they should be there to honor the Queen.”

The Platinum Anniversary kicks off with the Trooping the Color ceremony, flagged by Assistants as a potential Netflix flashpoint.

There is also concern that the crew may follow them to St Paul’s Cathedral the following day and gain entry to the Epsom Derby on Saturday.

Courtiers have made it clear that Netflix cameras will not be allowed access to royal properties such as Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

But the crew was able to mingle with the crowd, shadowing the Sussexes in VIP areas at public events.

Up to 30 crew members followed them last month at the Invictus Games for injured service personnel in the Netherlands.

Harry and Meghan also paid an unannounced visit to the Queen in Windsor, with some royal pundits saying they were just doing it to please Netflix producers.

The couple signed a deal with the streaming giant in September 2020 to create documentaries and factual content.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and is reproduced here with permission

Originally published as Palace to stop Harry and Meghan’s Netflix crew from filming the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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