Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are reportedly concerned that their docuseries could seem like an endorsement of Netflix’s The Crown, which is somehow already getting backlash ahead of its upcoming fifth season. (Most recently, the spokesperson of former prime minister John Major called rumored scenes depicting Prince Charles plotting to oust the Queen a “barrel-load of nonsense.”)

Author Richard Fitzwilliams tells The Sun that the Sussexes are “worried” about their “public perception” in light of The Crown’s controversies, “especially since in America the Queen was enormously respected and they know that.”

Fitzwilliams’ insight comes amid conflicting reports about when the Sussexes’ upcoming Netflix docuseries will drop. Deadline recently claimed that backlash to The Crown caused Netflix to delay the docuseries until 2023, with a source saying, “They’re rattled at Netflix, and they blinked first and decided to postpone the documentary.” However, multiple sources tell Page Six that the docuseries will premiere this coming December—and a “highly-placed industry insider” said “as far as I am aware, the docuseries is still going ahead later this year.”

FYI, Harry previously spoke about The Crown on The Late Late Show, saying “They don’t pretend to be news. It’s fictional. But it’s loosely based on the truth. Of course, it’s not strictly accurate.”

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