Meghan and Harry's Netflix deal was a point of discussion during the evening

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Despite not being present at the Golden Globes this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remained in the public eye following the show’s host, Jo Koy, making a playful joke about Prince Harry during the comedian’s opening monologue.

Jo was all praise for Imelda Staunton, who played the late Queen in the last season of The Crown, as she addressed the audience about the nominees. “How wonderful was Imelda Staunton in The Crown, wasn’t she?” he exclaimed. Because of how brilliantly she portrayed the Queen, Prince Harry called her and requested money.”

 

Harry and Meghan in their Netflix documentary
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He continued, acknowledging the cruel joke: “As I previously stated, I didn’t write all of these! I didn’t own that one.” He went on to say: “Prince Harry and Meghan will still be paid millions of dollars for doing absolutely nothing – and that’s just by Netflix!”

In 2023, the couple made a documentary for Netflix that described their departure from the royal family and relocation to California as part of an arrangement reportedly valued at $100 million. A Netflix representative told ET in response to rumors that the partnership had hit rough patches in July of last year: “We greatly cherish our relationship with Archewell Productions. With the release of Harry & Meghan, Netflix made its most spectacular documentary debut to date.

“We won’t be calling it a day soon on this amazing journey with them. We are working together on a number of projects right now, such as the eagerly awaited documentary series Heart of Invictus.”

 

The late Queen with Prince Harry
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On X, formerly known as Twitter, users responded to the joke clip by writing, “OMG the gloves are off,” and another user wrote, “He said that?!!” “Don’t forget about the comment about them making money for doing nothing,” a third person brought up. Netflix paid for it, but the video cut to a possible Netflix executive who merely shook his head.”

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When the cast of Suits got back together to present an award, Meghan Markle was conspicuously missing from the event. One of the stars, Gina Torres, said to a reporter regarding the Duchess’s absence from the event: “We don’t have her number. Simply put, we don’t, so She’ll observe and see. She’ll be appreciative that we came.”

“Barbie was the big loser of the night; Billie Eilish picked up the Best Original Song award for What Was I Made For, while the films crew took home the brand-new Cinematic Achievement award (thought to be Taylor Swift’s only for the superstar to be pipped by another tall blonde who has taken over the world),” HELLO!’s Los Angeles correspondent Rebecca Lewis said in discussing the Golden Globes.

 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were teased at the Golden Globes
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“However, the team was left struggling to re-enter the race because there was no acting, writing, or directing for the gongs. The pleasant surprise of Paul Giamatti’s win for The Holdovers suggests that he and Cillian Murphy, who won Best Actor-Drama, may now be the only two contenders for Best Actor. After defeating Barbie’s Margot Robbie to win Best Actress – Comedy, Emma Stone now seems to be the front-runner for the ladies, and Lily Gladstone of KOTFM is back in the conversation after her victory. Barbie and Margot are still a possibility, but with one weekend completed and eleven more to go, it will be interesting to see where the Critics Choice Awards are announced the following week.”

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