When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle split up with the British royal family and moved across the pond to Canada and later California, it left many wondering what the former senior royals would do to maintain their financial independence.

The answer has become clear. The Sussexes have signed a deal to produce content for steaming giant Netflix, the same company that produces the show “The Crown.” “The Crown” doesn’t always portray the British royals in a positive light, and royal biographer Angela Levin told The Mirror that she believes the couple has made a huge mistake. 

According to Levin, two years ago, Prince Harry told her that the royal family watches “The Crown.” He also said that he is determined to make Netflix stop the drama before they get to his personal storyline. In fact, he may have been motivated to sign with Netflix hoping that he would have some pull and be able to convince the streamer to grant his wishes.

Levin thinks the Sussexes are naiive. She thinks instead of the Netflix deal benefiting Harry and Meghan it will instead benefit Netflix by getting the pair to gossip about the royal family.

Besides financial freedom and the possibility of getting their way when it comes to “The Crown,” the Sussexes also hope that the deal with Netflix will help their public image.

In a statement, the new parents explained that they want to make “content that informs but also gives hope” as well as “inspirational family programming.”

A source told Us Weekly, “Harry’s determined to make it in Hollywood, just as much as Meghan. He’s focusing on making documentaries connected to good causes — not just on the production side of things. We’ll also be seeing him in front of the camera, more as a spokesperson than anything else.”

We don’t know for sure if Netflix has agreed to Harry’s wishes or not when it comes to “The Crown.” We’ll have to tune in to find out. You know the royal family will be anxiously watching too.

Do you think it was a mistake for the Sussexes to sign with Netflix? Do you think Harry will be successful at convincing Netflix to stop “The Crown” before it reaches his storyline?