How much did Netflix pay Harry and Meghan for their new docu-series?

Now that 'Harry & Meghan' has arrived at long last, fans are asking a lot of questions

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England
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Everyone's wondering the same thing: How much did Netflix pay Harry and Meghan?

The couple's highly-anticipated docu-series just arrived on the streamer to a mix of reactions and plenty of unexpected revelations. (Dare we say it's more groundbreaking than the famous Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Oprah Winfrey interview?)

From the dramatic moments to the sweet peek at their family life, Harry & Meghan covers quite a bit of territory, which unsurprisingly came with a fairly generous price tag.

How much did Netflix pay Harry and Meghan?

According to reports from Forbes (opens in new tab), Netflix paid Harry and Meghan $100 million. However, this was not for the docu-series alone. The couple's multi-year deal with the streamer asks that they produce documentaries, features, children's programs and other projects under their brand, Archwell Productions. 

Per the contract, we can expect to see more from the two after Harry & Meghan. And according to the brains behind the brand, all Archwell projects have one main factor in common. 

"Our definition of love is really expansive: partner love, self-love, the love of community and family," Markle told Variety (opens in new tab) earlier this year. "We use that as the baseline of the kind of shows and documentaries we want out there."

And she jokes that a few genres are off-limits. 

"I don’t think you’ll ever see us doing a horror film," she said.

To learn more about Harry and Meghan's complete relationship timeline, as well as the reasons behind the decision they made to step down from their royal duties, you'll have to tune in to find out. 

As Markle says in the series trailer, "When the stakes are this high, doesn't it make more sense to hear our story from us?"

The first three episodes of Harry & Meghan are now available to stream on Netflix. The remainders will drop on Thursday, December 15. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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