Inside Royal Family 'reality' show which Queen BANNED as it 'cheapened' firm as Meghan & Harry 'agree Netflix series'

THEY may have moved to California in search of a more private life – but Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have allegedly agreed to film a fly-on-the-wall reality show as part of their £112m Netflix deal.

It had been previously been thought that the Duke and Duchess would only work behind the camera as producers — but a source told The Sun said Meghan wants the world to see the “real her”.

However, this isn't the first time the Royal Family have dipped their toe into the world of reality TV.

As fans of Netflix's The Crown will know, the Royals allowed BBC cameras to document their daily lives in 1968 to make seem them more accessible to the public – but The Queen has since reportedly banned it from ever being show in full again.

Filming began at the Trooping the Colour in June 1968 and ended with the family holidaying at The Queen's Scottish residence Balmoral.

In total, the crew amassed over 43 hours worth of footage – which included clips of The Queen buying sweets for her son Prince Edward who was four years old at the time.

Another scene showed Her Majesty having tea with her husband Prince Philip and their teenagers Prince Charles and Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace.

The 110-minute programmed – called the 'Royal Family' – aired in June 1969 and was watched by almost 30.9m people.

But despite the huge viewing figures, the show hasn't aired since February 1972.

What's more, the footage could only be viewed by historical researchers during the 1990s if they were given permission by Buckingham Palace and paid £35.

However, the Queen retains the copyright for the show – which royal expert Richard Tomlinson previously said was a clear "sign" she sees it as a "mistake".

After the documentary became a subject in The Crown, royal expert Robert Lacey told ABC News that the Queen was wary that the family appearing in reality television shows would "cheapen" the Firm and "let the magic seep out".

It's for this exact reason that The Queen didn't give her usual Christmas speech in 1969 as she was reportedly worried about "overexposure" of the Royal Family.

Speaking to the BBC about the Royal's first reality show, Princess Anne said: "I don't quite how to put this but I never liked the idea of the Royal Family show.

"I always thought it was a rotten idea. The attention that had been brought on one ever since one was a child, you just didn't want any more and the last thing you needed was greater access."

In their Netflix show, Meghan and Harry will reportedly be followed for three months but it is not yet known if cameras will be allowed into their £11.5million, nine-bedroom home in Montecito.

A source said: “Much of the docuseries will be about their philanthropy rather than what they get up to behind closed doors.

“But it will still be a fascinating insight and Meghan hopes viewers will get to see the real her.”

In more Royal Family news, Piers Morgan branded Meghan Markle & Prince Harry ‘deluded clowns’ as he urged The Queen to ‘strip them of royal titles’.

And Princess Beatrice opened up about her secret wedding for the first time since tying the knot.

Plus Meghan Markle & Prince Harry would have ‘reached beneficial’ Megxit deal if they’d been more ‘dignified’, an insider has claimed.

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