The Invictus Games have always been a cause dear to Prince Harry’s heart. So nobody expected the Duke of Sussex to cancel one of his flagship commitments: a fundraiser to be held in California in June 2021. Thanks to this music and comedy show, the organizers hoped to raise at least £ 1 million for the Invictus Games Foundation. Only there would be a catch, this fundraiser was to be broadcast on Amazon. And this is where there would be a problem, since Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle recently have an important agreement with the American streaming giant Netflix.
Immediately, the parents of little Archie who were to give speeches at the event, took a wave of criticism from their fans and Internet users. But why do they refuse to participate in this cause so important, in which the son of Princess Diana has been involved for years? Refusing to be criticized, the two main stakeholders broke the silence and retaliated. In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex canceled their fundraising engagement not because of Amazon and Netflix, but because of the Coronavirus outbreak, as reported by the Daily Mail.
A decision taken before the signing of the Netflix contract
This proof, it is the lawyers of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who gave them: “The real reason is that this event format was no longer viable given the Covid-19. These factors are separate and independent of our customers’ contract with Netflix “, we learn. Also according to information from the Daily Mail, a spokesperson for the Invictus Games had previously explained that the fundraising was “on hold” because of the pandemic which continues to rage in the world. “In view of the recent circumstances with the Covid, the event needed to be reconceptualized. It is an independent decision taken before the partnership with Netflix. The duke remains committed, as always, vis-à-vis the Invictus Games, ”added the spokesperson. Evil tongues can now be silent, the withdrawal of the Sussex couple would have no connection with their next project for Netflix, which would amount to $ 100 million.
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