Prince Harry Surprises with Documentary on Competing Platform, Startling Netflix

Royal Documentary Takes Unexpected Turn in Streaming Wars.

by Nouman Rasool
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Prince Harry Surprises with Documentary on Competing Platform, Startling Netflix
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In a surprising move that has caught industry insiders off guard, Prince Harry has released a new documentary, "Prince Harry's Mission: Life, Family, and the Invictus Games," on a prominent streaming service, diverging from his existing contract with Netflix.

The documentary, which focuses on the Duke of Sussex's personal journey and his involvement with the Invictus Games, debuted despite the Sussexes' high-profile deal with Netflix, signed in 2020. Earlier this month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled to Vancouver for the "One Year to Go" event ahead of the Winter Invictus Games.

During this time, Prince Harry, 39, candidly discussed various personal topics, including his recent visit to the UK to meet King Charles and the possibility of acquiring American citizenship. A notable aspect of the documentary, based on interviews conducted by ABC News, is the light it sheds on the family life of the Sussexes.

Prince Harry shares insights into the lives of his children, Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two, describing their "incredible" sense of humor.

Netflix Stunned by Hulu Release

This unexpected release on Hulu has reportedly taken Netflix by surprise, as revealed in reports from The Mail.

This development is particularly intriguing as it comes at a time when it's understood that Meghan and Harry have received only half of their payment from the lucrative Netflix agreement, with approximately one year remaining on their contract.

In his ABC interview, Prince Harry spoke openly about his relationship with his family, particularly his father, King Charles. He expressed his love and gratitude for being able to visit the King during his recent trip to the UK.

When questioned about the potential unifying impact of the King's illness on the Royal Family, Harry highlighted the strength and solidarity often brought about by family challenges. The Duke also maintained a discreet stance regarding his father's current health, emphasizing that such matters are private.

He reiterated his commitment to his family in California while acknowledging his ongoing connection to the UK, hinting at future visits. This move by Prince Harry not only underscores the evolving dynamics within the Royal Family but also signals a potential shift in the landscape of streaming service agreements, particularly for high-profile figures like the Sussexes.

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