Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Resignation Won't Be Documented on 'The Crown'
If you were hoping to see the so-called “Megxit” portrayed on the Netflix series, The Crown, you’re out of luck. According to one of the show’s producers, there is a reason why it can’t be included in the critically-acclaimed series.
The latest the ‘The Crown’ plans to go is the early 2000s
Not only will Harry and Meghan’s resignation be a part of The Crown, the show, as of right now, is not set to cover Markle’s entry into the royal family at all. Part of the reason is due to time and planning.
First of all, series creator Peter Morgan has always planned for the show to last for six seasons, divided into three parts. Season 3 (which debuted on Netflix late last year) overs the late 1960s to the late 1970s. The upcoming season 4 will bring the series into the 1980s. This means season 5 will touch the 1990s and season 6 would wrap around the start of the 2000s.
Specifically referring to the resignation being on the show, executive producer Suzanne Mackie said, “To be honest, whatever the life of The Crown is after where we are now, I doubt we’ll ever go as far into the present day. I think we’ll probably – we won’t travel into the present day.”
The series creator feels a certain way about potentially writing these events
As far as the most recent royal events, not just “Megxit” Morgan has said he wouldn’t want to write about those things anyway. He seemed to hint that the royals’ prior history is dated enough to be fictionalized, whereas the newer headlines would be too soon.
Back in 2018, he told Entertainment Weekly, “I know how my show is going to end — but that’s long before where we are now. I feel uncomfortable writing about events within a certain time period. I think there’s a certain amount of time within which, if you write about it, what you do instantly becomes journalistic. Because it’s too close to the moment. If you wait a certain amount of time, if you allow fifteen or twenty years, basically a generation, between you and [the events] then you can write about it somewhat freely as drama.”
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
He continued, “Let’s wait twenty years and see what there is to say about Meghan Markle. I don’t know what there is to say about Meghan Markle at the moment. I wouldn’t know and I wouldn’t presume. She’ll only become interesting once we’ve had twenty years to digest who she is and what her impact has been. If I were to write about Meghan Markle I would automatically be writing journalistically. I’ve got nothing to say about Meghan Markle.”
The Crown season 3 is currently streaming on Netflix.
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