Netflix The Crown boss shares why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are off-limits

The Crown has been one of Netflix 's top-rated shows, and there has been much excitement about the fourth season, which will be hitting the streaming service later this year, as it will cover the life of Princess Diana.

But two royals the show won't touch on are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who quit their senior positions within the royal family earlier this year.

Speaking to the Hollywood reporter, show boss Peter Morgan dished on why Harry and Meghan, as well as Prince Andrew, would not be included within future series.

He shared: "I just think you get so much more interesting [with time]. Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey, 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. I sort of have in my head a 20-year rule."

Peter continued: "That is enough time and enough distance to really understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance.

"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 know where in the scheme of things Prince Andrew or indeed Meghan Markle or Harry will ever appear. We won't know, and you need time to stop something being journalistic.

"And so I don't want to write about them because to write about them would instantly make it journalistic. 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."

The production of the Emmy-nominated series was temporarily halted when the coronavirus lockdown hit the UK, but it is still slated for release at the end of 2020.

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