NETFLIX is to screen a tacky musical about Princess Diana — after signing up her son Harry and his wife Meghan in a £112million deal.
In the show the Queen calls the tragic princess a “tart”, while another scene sees Diana in bed with James Hewitt.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently signed a mega deal with Netflix[/caption]
Her former bodyguard Ken Wharfe tonight urged Harry to get the musical pulled.
The musical also sees the Queen say to Diana: “In the old days we would have chopped off your head.”
The streaming giant is to air the sordid show despite signing Di’s son Harry and wife Meghan in the mega deal.
However, Harry was facing calls last night to stand up to his new TV paymasters and get Diana: A New Musical pulled.
The stage show details the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage with swathes of vulgar dialogue and scenes of fiction.
Diana squares up to Camilla in one, while another sees her kissing polo player James Hewitt in bed.
Diana is also shown to self-harm after Charles moans about “another boy” when Harry is born.
The show was previewed in New York in March — with theatregoers promised a tale about a “fearless princess who became timeless”.
However, a planned Broadway run was cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The show details the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage[/caption]
Netflix now plans to record it again this month at a New York theatre and broadcast it next year.
It opens with Camilla urging Charles to marry Diana instead because she was a better fit for royalty.
She also says Diana is “remarkably pretty”, with the prince replying: “You know I don’t care about that.”
Charles mocks Diana’s musical taste and says she likes “Duran, Duran, Duran”. But the sordid drama begins after they marry and have children.
When their second son Harry is born, Charles tells Diana: “Another boy. It seems you have ignored my request for a girl.”
In a rage, Diana punches a mirror and begins to self-harm. She is later shown in hospital with a bloodied bandage around her wrist.
An aide says that her sons have been told she is “not well”.
Charles then tells her: “My God Diana. You know the first time that you harmed yourself I thought it was merely an aberration. But the second time and the third and now.”
The second act kicks off with a shirtless Hewitt in riding boots astride a saddle with thrusting female dancers parading around him.
They also belt out the far-from-subtle words: “Oooh, I can take you for a ride…you’ll dismount satisfied.”
‘DRESSED UP LIKE A TART’
Di and Hewitt then flirt about taking riding lessons together and he jokes: “You’ll like my horse.”
In another scene they kiss in bed, with Hewitt in just his boxers while Diana is seen putting on her dress.
Diana also has a showdown with her love rival at a party as a crowd chant: “It’s a thriller in Manila with Diana and Camilla.”
Diana, played by Brit actress Jeanna De Waal, calls Camilla a “fling, a thing on the side” while she responds: “I picked you out!”
As his marriage collapses, Charles, played by Roe Hartrampf, admits in a TV interview with Jonathan Dimbleby that he was unfaithful.
Meanwhile, Diana is seen out on the town in a revealing outfit, described on stage by butler Paul Burrell as a “f***ety, f***ety, f***ety, f***ety, f*** you dress”.
The Queen, played by US stage star Judy Kaye, angrily complains she is “dressed up like a tart”.
During a meeting with Diana where they agree she will divorce, the Queen says: “In the old days we would have chopped off your head.”
But the family tensions eventually get too much for the monarch as she tells Charles: “If I was interested in this type of sordid drama, I would watch Coronation Street.”
In the tasteless show the Queen calls Diana a ‘tart’[/caption]
Prince Harry is facing calls to get Diana: A New Musical pulled[/caption]
The musical, written by playwright Joe DiPietro and Bon Jovi keyboard player David Bryan, ends with reports of Diana’s death in a car crash in 1997.
Producers announced last month it would be screened on Netflix next year.
They said: “Though there is no substitute for the live theatre, we are honoured to be a part of the quality entertainment Netflix provides its subscribers worldwide.”
But there were calls for it to be axed tonight in the wake of Harry and Meghan’s mega-bucks Netflix deal announced this week.
The former royals have signed a multi-year contract to make documentaries, films, scripted and kids’ shows for the streaming giant.
Ken Wharfe, 72, Diana’s former bodyguard, last night said Harry could now call on Netflix to ditch the “abhorrent” musical.
He said: “The Diana musical, soon to be premiered on Netflix, presents a huge dilemma to them both. If the critics are to be believed, this musical story is not a joyous journey of love with a happy ending but an episodic account of untruths, scandal and sex.
“Harry loved his mother dearly and has spoken of her in such loving detail recently.
“He now has the chance, irrespective of his lucrative deal with Netflix, to stand alone from his wife and make clear his abhorrence of such a musical and call Netflix to account.
“If he were to do this, his fading popularity would be guaranteed a huge resurgence.”
Representatives for Netflix and Meghan and Harry did not respond to requests for comment.
Megflix – Sussexes’ worthy TV
Harry and Meghan have become streaming service Netflix’s megabucks marquee signing.
Caroline Iggulden takes a wry glance at how some of Netflix’s most popular shows might have looked with the Harry and Meghan touch.
BREAKING GOOD(formerly Breaking Bad)
Harry plays the terminally ill teacher turned ruthless crystal meth drug lord.
But he turns to a holistic regime that reverses his cancer diagnosis and donates the profits to a collective helping disaffected local youths.
STRANGER KINGS(formerly Stranger Things)
Harry is abducted into a parallel universe where he is absolute ruler. He initiates wellness and inclusivity workshops.
The Queen abdicates, Prince Charles gives up line of succession and William and Kate run a Krispy Kreme franchise.
SELLING SUSSEX(formerly Selling Sunset)
Meghan struggles to detoxify the catty workplace culture and micro-aggressions at a high-end real estate broker.
But she triumphs against the odds and transforms it into a safe space where women can lift up other women.
RHINO KING(formerly Tiger King)
Harry plays an animal park kingpin who criss-crosses Africa in private jets seeking endangered big game to take back to a 10,000-acre reserve donated by granny.
The docu-series follows his bitter rivalries with other eco-philanthropists.
MEGS EDUCATION(formerly Sex Education)
Therapist Dr Meghan scribbles uplifting slogans on phallic-shaped fruit and talks frankly about gender norms, identity, colonialism and feminism to bring about societal well-being and self-realisation in youngsters.
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