Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's Netflix deal doesn't please UK citizens, survey says
The couple exited as senior members of the royal family earlier this year
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry secured a multi-content deal with Netflix, but United Kingdom citizens are apparently uninterested.
The former senior members of the royal family will be able to distribute scripted and unscripted television, documentaries, feature films and programming for kids, the streaming service announced on Wednesday.
In a recent survey, YouGov asked 2,713 adult U.K. citizens: "Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have announced that they have solidified their plans to make wide-ranging film and TV content for Netflix. How interested are you, if at all, in watching this?"
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It’s worth noting that the U.K. population is nearly 68 million. However, the small group survey results suggested the citizens are salty about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their exit.
Sixty-four percent of the survey takers said they were “not interested at all,” while 20% said they were “not very interested."
Only 3% of the survey pool said they were “very interested,” and 9% expressed that they were “fairly interested.”
Within the data, 18-24-year-olds expressed more interest, compared to 25-49-year-olds. Survey takers aged 50-65 years old were the least interested group in the survey.
Netflix has 193 million subscribers worldwide as of September 2020.
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Prince Harry and Markle’s deal with the streaming service comes after their plans to become financially independent. They will also be running their newly created charitable foundation, Archewell, named after their son, Archie.
“Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” the couple told the New York Times. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.” They added that Netflix’s “unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.”
Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and chief content officer of Netflix, said: "Harry and Meghan have inspired millions of people all around the world with their authenticity, optimism and leadership.”
He added: “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."
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Markle reportedly has no plans to return to acting in front of the camera but has already lent her voice to narrate an elephant documentary, which aired on Disney earlier this year.
And last week, Netflix released a trailer for the documentary "Rising Pheonix" about the Paralympic Games in which Prince Harry appears, as he's the founder of the Invictus Games for wounded veterans.
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The couple, who stepped down as senior members of the British royal family in March, relocated to California in April. They recently bought a home in Santa Barbara.
FOX Business' Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.