According to a royal source, the Royal Family is rooting for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new Netflix project to succeed.
It was recently revealed that Netflix purchased the rights to Meet Me at the Lake, a best-selling novel by Carley Fortune, with the intention of Meghan and Harry making it into a film or series.
Following the publishing of the Duke’s tell-all memoir Spare in January, the move appears to be Meghan and Harry’s newest high-profile media venture.
Unlike Spare, which took direct aim at the Firm, the Royal Family is claimed to be cheering for the Duke and Duchess to make the novel into a box office smash.
“If the film flops then they’ll no doubt revert to mud-slinging,” a palace insider told the Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey.
“Everyone’s worried about the prospect of Meghan writing her autobiography and naming the ‘royal racist’.” They added.
Meghan’s now-famous 2021 conversation with TV megastar Oprah Winfrey appeared to be the source’s reference.
During that conversation, she revealed to Oprah that a senior member of the Royal Family had made comments about the skin color of the yet-unborn Prince Archie.
Following Spare, there was widespread anticipation that the Duchess would write her own autobiography. When Harry’s book was released, it quickly became a best-seller.
However, for the time being, the couple will most likely be focused on Meet Me at the Lake.
The story follows a couple in their 30s who meet and struggles with childhood tragedy, including one character losing a parent in a vehicle accident.
Netflix paid an estimated $3.8 million for the film rights, and it is expected that Harry and Meghan will serve as producers.