Meghan Markle & Prince Harry announce two new television projects

They have two Netflix series in the works.
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It has been revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have two new Netflix projects on the horizon.

Prince Harry, 39, and Meghan Markle’s, 42, company Archewell Productions have two nonfiction television shows in the “early stages” of production.

Meghan is passionate about food. (Image: Getty)

One of the series is created by Meghan Markle and will “celebrate the joys of cooking and gardening, entertaining and friendship.” Meghan has a well-known love of food, which has been documented thanks to her former blog The Tig

The Duchess of Sussex also has a new lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard, which focuses on food and food-related products including preserved spreads, kitchenware and cookbooks, meaning the project is one she is passionate about. Meghan will also serve as an executive producer on the show.

Prince Harry is an avid polo fan. (Image: Getty)

Meanwhile, the other series the Sussexes have in the works in one Prince Harry is particularly interested in.

The series aims to “provide viewers unprecedented access to the world of professional polo,” a sport that Harry has played for decades.

The Duke often participates in charity polo matches, including a fundraiser for a charity he co-founded in 2006, Sentebale, aimed at helping children and young people affected by poverty, inequality and HIV/AIDS in Africa.

According to a statement, “known primarily for its aesthetic and social scene, the series will pull the curtain back on the grit and passion of the sport, capturing players and all it takes to compete at the highest level.”

Both Harry and Meghan are serving as producers on the series which will be filmed primarily at the U.S. Open Polo Championship in Florida, taking place in April 2024.

Meghan presented the Royal Salute Polo Challenge trophy to her husband on 12 April after his team won at the U.S. Open Championship. (Image: Getty)

Titles and release dates have not yet been confirmed for either show, but it is expected that the news will be revealed in the coming months.

The Chief Content Officer of Netflix spoke at the Next on Netflix event in February and confirmed that Meghan and Harry had several projects in development.

“They have a couple of unscripted things they’re working on with Brandon [Reigg],” they said, according to HELLO! magazine. 

“And they actually have like a bunch of development. They have a movie in development, a [scripted] series that they’re working on. So all very early development, with a movie, a TV show and a couple of unscripted shows. But yeah, the movie’s great.”

Harry and Meghan secured the film rights to a romantic novel in partnership with Netflix in 2023. (Image: Getty)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a multiyear deal with Netflix following their departure from the United Kingdom and their royal roles in 2020, and thus far they have released their intimate docuseries, Harry & Meghan, the Live to Lead series and the Heart of Invictus docuseries on the streaming platform.

It was also confirmed in August 2023 that their production company Archewell Productions would be adapting Meet Me at the Lake, a romance novel by Carley Fortune, into a film.

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