Prince Harry and Meghan Markle need more than a Netflix series in order to change people's minds about them, a royal expert has claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed that they will attend the "first few days" of the Invictus Games in The Netherlands, which start on Saturday (April 16).
Alongside them will also be a Netflix documentary crew that will film their time at the Games.
According to Kinsey Schofield, founder of To Di For Daily podcast, the upcoming Netflix show will not be enough to change the public's perception of the "polarising couple".
She told the Daily Star: "They are such polarising characters that I believe it will take more than a Netflix series to change people’s minds about the Sussexes and their objectives.
"I think it’s important for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to try to do things differently because there is resentment amongst fans when it seems like they are still carrying on as royals.
"While some might frown upon this Netflix angle, it really is a unique way for them to rebrand themselves and continue to have a wide reach without keeping the roads hot with royal engagements and tours. The paycheck doesn’t hurt either!"
She does believe however that the Netflix series is a positive move as it will increase interest in the Invictus Games.
The author of the upcoming R is for Revenge Dress book, explained: "The idea of Prince Harry featured within this Netflix project is crucial because otherwise, I don’t see mainstream interest.
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"Invictus Games is not an original concept. It was something Prince Harry saw in the States and carbon-copied.
"While the personalities that the docu-series will follow will likely have incredible backstories, they are not the Kardashians. Viewers have their guilty pleasures when it comes to reality TV and it’s typically mindless, trash television.
"People will tune in to try to get a better sense of who Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are before they will tune in to learn more about the Invictus Games."
Schofield believes royal fans will not have to wait too long before they will be able to watch the Netflix series, stating that she expects a release date within four weeks of the event's conclusion, as "Netflix wants to capitalise on people’s interest in the Sussexes and the headlines around the event."
The Daily Star has approached the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for comment.
R is for Revenge Dress (published by Post Hill Press and Simon & Schuster) is due out on November 15. The book is about Princess Diana but features Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as well.
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