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Heart of Invictus review – Meghan and Harry’s new Netflix show (just about) avoids personal vendettas

This look at the Invictus Games sees ex-military competitors rebuild their lives after tragedy. It’s moving and nuanced – even if Harry seems tempted to settle scores about his army career

Nothing’s ever simple, is it? Meghan and Harry’s £15m Spotify deal was ended early, in June, after just one series of Meghan’s Archetypes podcast, without anything like the full whack being paid to the Sussexes. The platform and the couple parted by mutual agreement, according to the latter, and because they were “grifters” who hadn’t met the productivity targets required, according to senior Spotify executive Bill Simmons. Simmons had previously complained that Harry “just whines about **** and keeps giving interviews”. Though, to be fair, ex-Prince Hal often did the two simultaneously, which is quite efficient in its own way.

Still, it means that only the £81m Netflix deal is still standing, under which they are supposed to produce a mix of feature films, scripted shows, children’s programming, documentaries and docu-series. To wit, the Live to Lead film broadcast last New Year’s Eve – no, me neither – and the six episodes of Harry and Meghan. This was about Harry and Meghan’s lives, work and limitless love for each other and everyone else in the world with the exception of the press, most senior royals and some brothers and a sister-in-law. Please see Harry’s memoir, Spare, published at much the same time, for further details.

Heart of Invictus is on Netflix.

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