Meghan and Harry to be stopped 'from filming Jubilee for Netflix documentary amid William's concerns'

A royal insider fears Netflix film crews could cause a major distraction at the event

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Meghan and Harry's Netflix crew will be stopped from filming the event for any upcoming documentaries, a royal insider has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their children are to attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations but have been omitted from the Trooping the Colour balcony appearance by the Queen.

But the royals fear any Netflix film crews could distract people from the Jubilee.

A royal source told The Sun Prince William also fears any chats they may have during the event could find their way onto "Oprah, Netflix or Harry's upcoming book".

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, hold hands and walk as they attend the Land Rover Driving Challenge of the Invictus Games in The Hague
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, hold hands and walk as they attend the Land Rover Driving Challenge of the Invictus Games in The Hague

The source told the paper: “While the family are delighted Harry and Meghan are coming, there is a real fear of tension, especially over any Netflix crew.

"There are concerns tensions could explode if the Netflix team comes to the UK and tries to exploit their opportunities.

“The worry is they will push it and try to gain access to areas of Jubilee celebration events where they can film Harry and Meghan and their children.

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

“Senior courtiers believe that Netflix will see it as one big opportunity to exploit their mega-millions agreement with the couple.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands

“So a team of Palace aides will be on standby to keep a very close eye on the crew, and act as minders if needs be.”

It is not known which elements of the four-day Jubilee weekend Harry and Meghan could make an appearance at.

A spokeswoman for the couple said: “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honoured to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children.”

It will be the first time Harry and Meghan have brought their family to the UK since leaving for the US.

Lili’s first birthday falls during the Jubilee weekend on June 4 and she is yet to meet the Queen, the Prince of Wales and other members of the family.

The monarch’s decision to only include royals carrying out official public duties was taken “after careful consideration”, Buckingham Palace said.

The symbolic move by the Queen has been interpreted as a snub to Harry and Meghan, who quit the monarchy for a new life in the US two years ago, and to Andrew, who was cast out of the institution over his civil sexual assault case.