Meghan must step up after Netflix axe as royal ties wont save her, says expert

Meghan Markle's new TV show has been scrapped, which leads an expert to state that she will need more than "royal ties" to save her in the showbiz world.

Her new TV series, Pearl, has been scrapped by Netflix after the streaming service has suffered a series of budget cuts.

This apparently proves that she'll need more than "royal ties" to survive in the tough showbiz world, an expert told The Mirror.

Netflix had cancelled Archewell Productions' Pearl which Meghan was an executive producer on the project, as well as Elton John's husband David Furnish.

Royal Robert Jobson believes Prince Harry and Meghan need to "up their game" in order to develop their major business deals.

He told The Mirror: "Netflix has certainly caught a chill. And so too have wannabe multi-millionaire film producers Meghan and Harry."

This comes after the platform's shares had plummeted after missing its subscription target by 200,000.

This has led to staff being sacked at the California-based company, along with big-name projects being cancelled.

Meghan and Harry had previously signed a multimillion-pound deal with Netflix in 2020 for the animated series that was due to follow a 12-year-old girl who was inspired by influential women from history.

The royal biographer also added that the cancellation of Pearl has led to some media commentary which has "smugly purring at the couples’ misfortune" and says he is not one of them.

Robert believes they have shown "enterprise" in landing these big partnerships, once Harry had stopped taking handouts "from the bank of dad".

But what does Robert think this means for the couple?

He said the couple may now face "increasing pressure to come up with the goods", in a bid to help bring back Netflix’s subscribers.

According to reports, the overall Archewell deal with Netflix is still in place and there are many other upcoming projects in the works.

This includes a "doco series" called ‘Heart of Invictus’ which follows Harry's time at the recent Netherlands games, says Robert.

He continued: "But the cancelling of Meghan’s series proves one thing – their name and royal associations alone, doesn’t guarantee backing in the ruthless world of showbiz.

"Will Netflix demand more royal tittle tattle, from the prince and his wife? Are they prepared to sell-out even more? Only time will tell.

"But after much publicised chats with Oprah and others, surely, they have exhausted their bombshell royal revelations by now."

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