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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sign Netflix deal

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have signed a deal to make programmes for Netflix. The agreement will see them work as producers on documentaries, docu-series and children’s programming. However, it is understood they may also appear in front of the camera in presentation roles.

The New York Times first reported the deal which is said to span several years and which has been described as substantial. No figures have been shared.

In a statement, the Duke and Duchess said ”through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.”

Harry and Meghan continued ”as new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful story telling through a truthful and relatable lens.”

Netflix boss, Ted Sarandos, said he was ”incredibly proud they have chosen Netflix as their creative home and are excited about telling stories with them that can help build resilience and increase understanding for audiences everywhere.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they were looking forward to working with ”Ted and the team at Netflix, whose unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.”

The deal comes six months after the couple stepped back as senior members of the Royal Family.

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Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.