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'The Crown' Creator Explains Why Meghan & Harry Will Never Be Featured on the Show

Don’t get your hopes up about seeing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s story portrayed on an upcoming season of The Crown.

After the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey aired this weekend, so many people have made comments about how they can’t wait to see the interview reenacted on the show. The couple even commented on the series during the interview. Well, it’s never going to happen because the creator of the Netflix series doesn’t want to write about them.

The Crown creator Peter Morgan said in an interview with THR last year that he has a “20-year rule” that he will only write about events that happened at least 20 years ago. It was previously announced that The Crown will end after the sixth season, which will be set in the early 2000s.

“I just think you get so much more interesting [with time],” he said. “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.”

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“That is enough time and enough distance to really understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance,” he added. “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.”

Peter sees himself as a “dramatist” and not a journalist.

He continued, “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. 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.”

Click here to see the biggest revelations from Meghan and Harry‘s interview.

Gillian Anderson Splits From 'Crown' Creator Peter Morgan After Four Years Together

Gillian Anderson and Peter Morgan have called it quits.

The couple have been together for four years and just recently worked on the fourth season of Netflix’s The Crown together, which he helped to create.

Gillian starred as Margaret Thatcher on the current season.

The report comes from The Daily Mail, and the site shared that “the relationship has run its course” and their various work commitments and family logistics (each has children from past relationships) did play a factor.

Gillian and Peter are also apparently going to remain great friends.

Most recently, Gillian and Peter were pictured together at the at-home premiere for The Crown just last month. You can see their picture together, plus other cast members, on JustJared.com here…

Just recently, The Crown has been under scrutiny as a representative of the UK slammed the show for its lack of a fictionalization disclaimer. Many stars have spoken out about it and here’s what they said…

The Cast of 'The Crown' Staged Their Own Premiere For Season Four From Their Homes

With London currently in lockdown, the cast of The Crown missed out on a physical premiere for the new season of the hit Netflix show.

However, lockdown didn’t stop them from celebrating the new season of the show.

Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Josh O’Connor, Emerald Fennell, Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson were all sent a red carpet and The Crown backdrop and snapped their own pics in their kitchens, and living rooms and even included their pets!

Series creator Peter Morgan, executive producer Suzanne Mackie, Tobias Menzies, Erin Doherty, and Marion Bailey also joined in on the panel, where they opened up about the new season, which premieres on Sunday, November 15.

Guests for the “premiere” also got a first look at the first two episodes of season four, before enjoying a Q&A with the cast.

Just recently, Emma opened up about the storyline she made sure was included in the show. See what it was here…

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Unbelievable's Kaitlyn Dever & Merritt Wever Attend AFI Awards Ahead of the Globes!

Kaitlyn Dever and Merritt Wever step out on the red carpet at the 2020 AFI Awards on Friday afternoon (January 3) in Los Angeles.

The ladies were at the event to support their show Unbelievable, which was recognized as one of the Top 10 TV Programs of the Year.

Kaitlyn and Merritt are both nominated for Golden Globes at this weekend’s event for their work on the Netflix series.

Another Netflix series to land on the list this year was The Crown. Representing that series were Gillian Anderson, Josh O’Connor, plus her boyfriend Peter Morgan, who created the show.

FYI: Kaitlyn is wearing a J. Mendel dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Jennifer Meyer jewelry. Merritt is wearing a Lafayette 148 New York dress.

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Olivia Colman & Helena Bonham Carter Celebrate 'The Crown' Season Three World Premiere in London!

Tobias Menzies, Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter happily strike a pose together on the red carpet while stepping out for the season three world premiere of The Crown held at The Curzon Mayfair on Wednesday (November 13) in London, England.

The three leading stars were joined at the event by their cast mates Gillian Anderson, Peter Morgan, Erin Doherty, Marion Bailey, Jason Watkins, Josh O’Connor, Benjamin Caron and Harry Treadaway.

Here’s a synopsis of the third season: Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family struggle to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing Britain. From cold-war paranoia, through to the jet-set and the space age – the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s – Elizabeth and the Royals must adapt to a new, more liberated, but also more turbulent world.

Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as The Duke of Edinburgh, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon, Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten.

The third season of The Crown debuts on November 17 on Netflix – Watch the trailer here!

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Gillian Anderson Supports Boyfriend Peter Morgan at AFI Awards 2018!

Gillian Anderson poses with her boyfriend Peter Morgan on the red carpet at the 2018 AFI Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel on Friday afternoon (January 5) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Peter is the creator and writer of the Netflix series The Crown, which was selected as one of AFI’s Top Television Programs of the Year.

This is a big week for Gillian as her series The X-Files returned to Fox and she has said it will be her last season on the show.

The second season of The Crown is streaming now!

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