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Meghan Markle must step up her game as Netflix reportedly pulled her new television show as part of budget cuts, a royal expert claimed.

Royal biographer and expert Robert Jobson believed Prince Harry and Meghan would need to kick it up a notch to keep and develop their multi-million dollar business deals. "Netflix has certainly caught a chill. And so too have wannabe be multi-millionaire film producers Meghan and Harry," Jobson told the Mirror.

Meghan was the executive producer on a new television show, alongside Elton John's husband, David Furnish. The Archewell Productions' "Pearl," an animated children's series following the adventures of a young girl who found inspiration through influential women throughout history. It was due to appear on Netflix. However, the streaming giant decided to scrap Meghan's upcoming show due to financial cutbacks.

"The subscription streaming service's shares have tanked after missing it subscriber target by 200,000. Now staff are being axed at the California based firm, and big-name projects cancelled. One of the first high-profile casualties is Meghan Markle, who along with Prince Harry signed a multimillion-pound deal with Netflix in 2020. Her animated series Pearl has been officially axed," Jobson added.

According to Jobson, a lot of media commentators "smugly purring at the couples' misfortune." The expert believed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may now face a lot of pressure.

"There has been talk of the Sussexes joining the Queen and other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for her Platinum Jubilee. But any Netflix cameras following them will be left at the door. We are told too that the lucrative Archewell deal with Netflix is still very much in place, with many more projects in the pipeline. One project is a doco series called 'Heart of Invictus' which follows Harry at the recent games in the Hague, in the Netherlands."

Netflix also cut out two other animated series — "Dino Daycare" and "Boons and Curses." The streaming application also reportedly sacked the newly hired staff of writers and editors of its fan-focused website, Tudum.

Meanwhile, Meghan and Harry still have an overall deal with Netflix through their production company, Archewell Productions, including "Heart of Invictus," a documentary series about the Invictus Games and its athletes.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks onstage during Global Citizen Live, New York on September 25, 2021 in New York City. Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images

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