According to insiders, Prince Harry's mental health documentary series starring Oprah Winfrey "stalled" after several delays.
The 36-year-old Duke of Sussex, who currently lives in his $ 14 million mansion in California, announced that he worked with the media mogul (66) for several months on the Apple TV documentary series in April 2019.
According to The Sun, the documentary was due to be released last fall, but sources say Covid-19 restrictions, Harry's exit from the royal family and moving to the United States with Meghan Markle, 39, slowed production.
Oprah became good friends with Prince Harry and Meghan, as well as her mother Doria Ragland, and recently sponsored a California-based "women-run wellness company" in which the Duchess invested.
The spokesman for Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey has been asked for comment.
According to insiders, Prince Harry's mental health documentary series starring Oprah Winfrey has "stalled" after several delays
The multi-part documentary series, which the couple worked on for several months during a series of "secret meetings in London" last year, will focus on both mental illness and mental wellbeing and is designed to inspire viewers to engage in an honest conversation about the challenges they face.
It is believed that the shooting schedules have changed due to the upheaval. The documentary is not due to appear until spring 2021.
Last April, the Duke of Sussex announced a partnership with Oprah Winfrey as co-creator and executive producer of the mental health documentary series for Apple.
At the time, a post on Duke and Duchess' Instagram page, & # 39; Sussex Royal in 2019, said: & # 39; We are excited to announce The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey as partners, co-creators and executive producers for their upcoming mental health series Apple in 2020. & # 39;
The couple announced their mental health documentary series in April 2019 after meeting secretly in London to work on the project for several months
The Duke said at the time, “I'm incredibly proud to be working with Oprah on this important series that we've been developing together for several months.
“I firmly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to strong leadership, productive communities, and a focused self.
“It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we are bringing you the facts, science and awareness of a subject that is so relevant in these times.
"We hope this series will be positive, insightful, and inclusive – it shares global stories of unprecedented human spirits struggling from the darkest places and enables us to better understand ourselves and those around us."
The documentary was due to be released last fall, but sources say Covid-19 restrictions, Harry's exit from the royal family and moving to the United States with Meghan Markle, 39, slowed production
There were reportedly plans for Harry to "appear on camera", although it has not been decided whether he will be interviewed by the chat show host.
Prince Harry has previously spoken of battling "numerous breakdowns" after coming to terms with mother Diana's death, and Oprah announced that he had taken the chance to embark on a project that is so close to his heart.
This commitment builds on Harry's longstanding work on issues and initiatives related to mental health and has shown that he shares his personal experiences and stands up for those who are silently suffering.
The news comes weeks after the Duchess cleverly used her connections by gifting Oprah with a bundle of coffee from a company she's invested in to reach her 19 million followers on Instagram.
The news comes weeks after the Duchess cleverly used her connections by gifting Oprah with a bundle of coffee from a company she's invested in to reach her 19 million followers on Instagram
Last month, Meghan's close friend Oprah advertised a basket of coffee latte treats to her 19 million followers on Instagram and the post titled "On Christmas Day, my neighbor & # 39; M & # 39; … a basket full of me Delicacies sent! " (Yes, the M). & # 39;
At first it seemed like a straightforward post from Oprah thanking her friend for the gift, but it later emerged that the Duchess decided to invest in Clevr Blends when she begins building a portfolio of startup investments – Her first such venture since her official resignation from royal duties earlier this year to become "financially independent".
Miss Winfrey, a guest at the royal couple's wedding, wrote: "On Christmas Day my neighbor M … sent me a basket full of goodies!" In case her 20 million followers struggled to find out, she added, & # 39; Yes, the M & # 39; followed by a crown emoji.
Along with another plug, Miss Winfrey, 66, posted a video in which she made a tumbler of turmeric-flavored latte by adding water and said, "It's delicious." Fans were unaware of the Duchess's involvement in Clevr Blends, which was later posted on the Forbes website.
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