• Prince Harry and Meghan Markle allegedly canceled their attendance at an Invictus fundraiser before announcing their Netflix deal
  • The Invictus fundraiser event was canceled because it needs to be reconceptualized 
  • Twitter users have mixed opinions on Prince Harry and Markle's Netflix deal

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were supposed to attend an Invictus event next year, but it was canceled shortly before the announcement of their deal with Netflix. This prompted some to speculate that the latter had something to do with it.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had said "yes" to a fundraiser event for the Paralympic-style competition founded by Prince Harry. However, the event has been canceled abruptly, according to Royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah of The Times.

The officials of the foundations were "stunned" when Prince Harry and Markle's lawyer contacted them last week just before the Netflix deal was announced to say that they were pulling the plug on the project. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex cited "conflict" over a planned deal with a rival streaming service.

"It’s very bad form and everyone at Invictus is gutted," a source involved in the year-long planning said.

"Harry said yes to doing this last year and everything was still moving forwards until a few weeks ago. This was going to be a big moment for Invictus where the pot is pretty empty, and it has left them in the lurch. Harry needs to pull his finger out to find another way to raise funds for them."

However, the Invictus spokesman set the record straight on why they canceled the event and stressed that the decision had nothing to do with the royal couple's Netflix deal.

"The event was shelved because the primary revenue generator was ticket sales from a live concert in Los Angeles in the spring of 2021. Given current circumstances with Covid, the event needed to be reconceptualised," the spokesman said.

"This was an independent decision made prior to a partnership with Netflix. The duke remains committed as ever to the Invictus Games.”

Meanwhile, a top talent agent said the couple will only get more than $2 million a year after sealing a deal with Netflix. Many were convinced with the amount because the pair are going to be producers and not content creators.

On the other hand, Twitters users have mixed opinions on the couple's business deal with Netflix. Some are supportive while others slammed the couple for scoring the deal despite their lack of experience.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit a local farming family, the Woodleys, on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia. Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images