Piers Morgan mocks Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's 'money-grabbing' £200m Netflix deal

PIERS Morgan today mocked Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's multi-million pound Netflix deal in a scathing takedown.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their deal with the popular streaming service overnight – revealing they hoped to inform and give hope to viewers.

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The couple are already working on an animated show to inspire women for the 193million Netflix subscribers, saying they wanted to focus on "inspirational family programming".

But the deal – which experts have estimated could net the couple almost £200MILLION with bonuses – was slammed by Piers Morgan today who blasted them as "shameless money-grabbing" celebs.

Writing for the Mail Online, the outspoken host said the couple had a pulled off the impressive deal with the "combined experience of producing anything in Hollywood could be written on the back of a postage stamp."

And in a tongue-in-cheek column, the 55-year-old listed a number of suggestions of the types of shows the couple could help produce.

It comes as…

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could earn almost £200MILLION with bonuses thanks to their new Netflix deal
  • The Sussexes said they wanted their productions to "unlock action" and "give hope"
  • The couple had been involved in talks with NBC and Disney before signing with Netflix
  • Royal experts said the couple could have been in negotiations with Netflix during the height of Megxit
  • Meghan will think she's getting full creative control and be the "Mother Teresa" of Netflix shows, an insider claimed
  • They are already working on an animated show to inspire women
  • The New York Times reported Harry and Meghan could still appear on camera in documentary programming.
  • The couple signed with the streaming service just weeks after it announced the new season of The Crown, which will focus on Princess Diana

The Good Morning Britain host suggested a show titled "around the world in 80 private jets", saying it would be a "lavish travel docu-series" that would follow the couple as they "bang on endlessly about the environment, saving the planet and the urgent need to reduce one's carbon footprint during live broadcasts filmed aboard their famous friends' private jets."

The series suggestion comes after the couple faced scathing criticism for taking a string of flights on private jets while promoting the environment.

In his scathing column, Morgan also pitched a show "Brother Grimm" that would be an animated film "depicting a fierce sibling rivalry" between an "evil older brother" and a "saintly, much-misunderstood sensitive caring hero named Harry who never does anything wrong."

In the string of show suggestions, Morgan also proposed "Keeping Up with the Sussexes", suggesting a "Kardashian-style 24/7 fly-on-the-wall reality show".

The couple currently have not released details of their production company but Morgan suggested "Megxit Productions" as one option.

Announcing the deal last night, the couple said: "Our lives, both independent of each other, and as a couple have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection.

"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.

"As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens."

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-chief executive and chief content officer, said in a statement: "We’re 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."

Earlier this summer, the royal couple moved into a £11m home in Santa Barbara after their stay in Tyler Perry's £14m LA mansion.

The couple now live in a £11m nine-bedroom and 16-bathroom mansion in upscale Montecito, Santa Barbara. 

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