Prince Harry’s sweetheart Meghan Markle has contradicted her husband’s claim that working with Netflix was “never part of the plan”, as her new animated TV series was reportedly in the pipeline years ago. Meghan Markle has recently announced that she is producing a new animated series ‘Pearl’. The family-oriented show will follow a 12-year-old girl’s “heroic adventures” as she is inspired by famous women in history.

It has emerged the production has been years in the making – with Meghan first entering talks with Netflix three years ago. This comes in stark contrast to Harry’s claim that signing lucrative commercial deals was “never the intention”. The Duke of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey during their earthshaking interview: “We didn’t have a plan about the deal.”

Harry added: “That was suggested by somebody else by the point of where my family literally cut me off financially, and I had to afford security for us.” It has nearly been a year since The Duke and Duchess signed a deal with Netflix, thought to be worth up to $150 million. However, the couple has only announced two series for the streaming giant and has yet to release any content.