According to one source, Netflix and the series' filmmakers were confused by some of the comments the royal couple made, as they appeared to contradict what Harry wrote in his upcoming book.
"A lot in the show contradicted what Harry has written, so that was an issue," one industry source revealed to a news publication. "Then Harry and Meghan made significant requests [to filmmakers] to walk back content they themselves have provided, for their own project."
Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, wanted to hold off on releasing their Netflix show until next year so they could go back in and make edits; however, chiefs at the streaming service insisted that the docuseries be released after the fifth season of The Crown, which launches November 5.
"Netflix needs a couple of months to do all of the formatting and dubbing, subtitling and audio — all of that stuff that enables it to launch on the platform," a Netflix source explained of why the series needs to be solidified ASAP.
But after returning from the U.K. following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Harry and Meghan began having "second thoughts on their own story," with a source noting they are "panicked" and trying to "tone down even the most basic language."
Aside from their Netflix project seemingly going south, Harry also appears to be up in arms about making edits to his memoir, which does not have a publication date.
Many believe that the death of his grandmother changed Harry's perspective on his projects, with him now second guessing the release of his book, which he previously promised would be a "wholly truthful" tome about his life as a member of the royal family.
While Harry may want to shelve the book all together, it seems that option has already passed. "The publisher has a lot staked on it," royal biographer Tina Brown said of the book being released. "I think it's a huge problem for them. I feel really bad for him at the moment."
The biographer candidly noted that this is a lose-lose situation for Harry, as he will either ruin his reputation as a businessman or destroy whatever relationships he has left with his estranged family.
"If he doesn't do the book I think it's a real mess, business-wise, and if he does do the book it will really alienate him from his family," she added. "No matter how bad things are, no one wants to be alienated from their family."
Page Six reported on Harry and Meghan's contradicting stories.