Despite moving from their cozy England home to the land of movie stars, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won't be making any small-screen appearances - in real life or as characters!
The creator of The Crown, Peter Morgan, opens up about how he goes about writing the show and reveals that the happy couple won't be added to the show.
The Crown won't add the latest "it" couple
Peter Morgan, the creator of Netflix's widely popular TV series, opened up to The Hollywood Reporter to discuss why Meghan Markle and hubby Prince Harry won't be making an appearance on the show as characters.
While it isn't shade, Morgan insists it's because the couple "get so much more interesting with time."
"Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey," he continued. "And I don’t know what their journey is or how it will end. One wishes some happiness, but I’m much more comfortable writing about things that happened at least 20 years ago."
He adds, "I sort of have in my head a 20-year rule. That is enough time and enough distance to really understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance."
Continuing on about how history shapes us, Morgan adds, "Often things that appear absolutely wildly important today are instantly forgotten, and other things have a habit of sticking around and proving to be historically very relevant and long-lasting."
"I don’t want to write about them because to write about them would instantly make it journalistic," Morgan says.
"And there are plenty of journalists already writing about them. To be a dramatist, I think you need perspective and you need to also allow for the opportunity for metaphor. Once something has a metaphorical possibility, it can then become interesting. It’s quite possible, for example, to tell the story of Harry and Meghan through analogy and metaphor, if that’s what you want to do. Because there’ve been so many examples in the past, whether it’s Wallis Simpson or Edward VII, or whether it’s Diana and Prince Charles."
Morgan elaborates on the parallels between the past and the present and adds, "There have been plenty of opportunities in the past where there have been marital complications. There’ve been wives that have been married into the Royal Family that have felt unwelcome and that they don’t fit in. So there are plenty of stories to tell without telling the story of Harry and Meghan."
The Crown is now streaming on Netflix!