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Charles ‘will be relieved’ at Meghan and Harry Netflix deal due to money

Prince Charles will be "relieved" at news of the Sussexes' huge Netflix deal because it means they'll be "off his payroll", an expert says.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to rake in millions with their unprecedented multi-year deal with the streaming giant which was announced this week.

PR guru Jonathan Shalit even estimated the Duke and Duchess could net an astonishing £185 million.

And royal commentator, Ingrid Seward, believes Charles may be relieved as it eases their financial burden.

Seward told the Daily Mail on Thursday: "I imagine Prince Charles will be relieved.

"And the British public will be relieved because they can pay back what they owe now on Frogmore Cottage, so it's a win-win situation."

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After announcing their departure from the Royal Family, Harry and Meghan agreed to pay the cost of renovating the Windsor property in instalments in order to retain it as their base in the UK.

They're currently paying about £18,000 a month to the sovereign grant, which covers rent and the £2.4 million spent on refurbishments.

On Wednesday it was announced that the couple founded an as-yet unnamed production company along with the Netflix deal, nicknamed "Megflix".

They have plans for a wide variety of content including documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children's programmes.

Meghan and Harry said in a statement: "Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.

"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".

Netflix's chief content officer and co-chief executive Ted Sarandos said: "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."

While the Netflix partnership is undoubtedly a savvy business move for the couple as they strive to become financially independent, it's struck a sour note with some.

"Good to see Meghan is continuing to enjoy the quiet life away from the Royal Family," one Twitter user said sarcastically.

Another said: "This leaving for greater privacy, maybe it doesn't mean what I thought it meant."

The Royal Family has not commented publicly on Harry and Meghan's Netflix deal.

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