Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly looking for answers after being surprisingly turned down for an Emmy nomination for their six-part series Harry and Meghan. According to a source, the Sussexes are determined to get the names of those they believe may have staged a campaign to prevent their nomination.
Although her series broke the Netflix record for a documentary debut with over 81.6 million hours watched in the first four days of December 2022, it was not recognized by the Emmys. Even the average viewership in its first week surpassed that of The Crown.
The couple are said to be deeply disappointed by the Emmy nomination, as they were likely expecting a nomination for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. The Heat magazine source revealed that Harry and Meghan take this omission as a serious blow and they suspect an orchestrated hate campaign against them on both sides of the Atlantic. They’re dying to find out who’s behind this and what they need to do to take a break.
The Harry and Meghan series explores their love story and experiences as members of the royal family, and offers a glimpse into the inner workings of the institution. However, it has also drawn criticism for Harry’s public criticism of his estranged family, particularly with the release of his memoir, Spare, in January this year.
Undeterred by the Emmy glitch, the couple’s next documentary project with Netflix, titled Heart of Invictus, is expected to be released later this summer.