‘They are in the middle of their journey’: The Crown creator Peter Morgan reveals why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s story will NEVER be told on the show

  • Fans have been keen to see their relationship, marriage and controversial abdication to Los Angeles play out on the Netflix show
  • But Morgan, the man responsible for devising the hit series, has previously insisted it would be impossible to document their story
  • The show has so far followed the British monarchy from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip’s wedding in 1947 to the late 1980s
  • Harry and Meghan’s  interview on CBS sent shock waves around the world as the couple laid bare the extent of their rift with the Queen

Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle will not be documented on royal drama The Crown because their story is ‘yet to end,’ according to the show’s creator. 

Fans have been keen to see their relationship, marriage and controversial abdication to Los Angeles play out on the Netflix show following their explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.  

But Peter Morgan, the man responsible for devising the hit series, has previously insisted it would be impossible to document their story because they are only halfway through it. 

Untold: Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle will not be documented on royal drama The Crown because their story is ‘yet to end,’ according to the show’s creator

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter in 2020, he said: ‘I just think you get so much more interesting [over time],’  he said. ‘Meghan and Harry  are in the middle of their journey, and I don’t know what their journey is or how it will end. 

‘One wishes some happiness, but I’m much more comfortable writing about things that happened at least 20 years ago.

‘That is enough time and enough distance to really understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance.’ 

Not happening: Peter Morgan, the man responsible for devising the series, has insisted it would be impossible to document their story because they are only halfway through it

The show has so far followed the British monarchy from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip’s fairy-tale wedding in 1947 to the politically divided landscape of late 1980s Britain. 

And Morgan believes only time will tell if the controversy that surrounded the couple long before their recent interview – during which they hinted at racism within the monarchy – will have a lasting historical impact. 

He said: ‘Often things that appear absolutely wildly important today are instantly forgotten, and other things have a habit of sticking around and proving to be historically very relevant and long-lasting. 

Old times:  Fans have been keen to see their relationship, marriage and controversial abdication to Los Angeles play out on the Netflix show

No holds barred: The couple recently sat down for an explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey

‘I don’t know where in the scheme of things Prince Andrew or indeed Meghan Markle and Harry will ever appear. We won’t know, and you need time to stop something being journalistic. 

‘And so I don’t want to write about them because to write about them would instantly make it journalistic, and there are plenty of journalists already writing about them.’

The couple’s interview on CBS late on Sunday night sent shock waves around the world as the couple laid bare the extent of their rift with the Queen and other senior royals.

Big hit: The Crown has so far followed the British monarchy from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip’s fairy-tale wedding in 1947 to the politically divided landscape of late 1980s Britain

They accused an unnamed Royal Family member of racism, suggesting the relative had asked ‘how dark’ their baby would be; said they had been driven out of Britain, in part, by racism; and accused the Palace machinery of failing to support a ‘suicidal’ Meghan.

Harry revealed an astonishing rift with his father, saying his family had cut him off financially while suggesting the Queen had been badly advised and had cancelled a meeting scheduled at Sandringham.

Meghan also accused her sister-in-law Kate of making her cry; suggested senior royals plotted to ensure Archie would never have a title or adequate security; and said officials had failed to stand up for the couple against ‘racist’ commentary, while lying to protect other royals.

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