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Jamie Roberts

Prince Harry & Meghan documentary series named Netflix’s second most successful ever

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent Netflix documentary series has been confirmed as the streaming giant's second most successful to date.

The explosive content of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, simply titled Harry & Meghan, was released on December 8. It's launch came a month before Prince Harry released his tell-all memoir. It saw the pair reel off a number of controversial and damaging claims about the royal family in its six-episode run.

Now, as Netflix report its fourth quarter earnings, the company has disclosed a gain of 7.7 million subscribers during the October-December period. The time frame saw them include the debut of an ad-supported option for seven dollars (£5.65) per month.

Prince Harry and Meghan made a lot of strong allegations in their Netflix docuseries (Netflix)

Both Buckingham and Kensington Palace have remained silent over the claims made by Harry in the popular series. In it, Harry claimed his brother, William, the Prince of Wales, left him terrified after he screamed and shouted at him during the Sandringham summit.

Harry also alleged that certain members at Kensington Palace had “lied to protect my brother” when it issued a statement denying a story William had bullied him out of the royal family.

Away from allegations made towards his brother, Harry also took aim at his dad, King Charles. He accused the monarch of lying at the tense Megxit crisis meeting with the Queen in January 2020.

Netflix released its latest earnings and stats (AFP via Getty Images)

Away from Netflix, Harry's Spare book also became the fastest-selling non-fiction book in the UK since records began 25 years ago in 1998.

According to Nielsen BookData, which collects and provides information on distribution and sales measurement of books, Harry’s autobiography sold a total of 467,183 copies in its opening week.

The memoir was released on January 10 and opens up further on his fractured relationship with his brother, including describing how his sibling attacked him and teased him about his panic attacks.

The duo's six-part series was hugely popular (Netflix)

He also wrote about how he thought the King put his own interests above those of his youngest son.

Harry carried out a string of worldwide interviews in the build-up to the release and confessed he "would like nothing more" than for his children to grow up with a good relationship with the royal family.

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