Royal fans rushed to watch the historical drama after hearing the Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussexes’, 39, explosive comments, including accusations of racism within the Royal Family.
According to The Wrap, in the week after the interview, viewers tuned in to the show for a total of 449 million minutes, an 85 per cent leap from 242 million minutes the week before.
The Netflix drama has come under fire from friends of close senior royals including Prince Charles, with some accusing the latest season of ‘trolling on a Hollywood budget’.
Harry and Meghan Markle raised eyebrows when they signed a deal with the streaming platform, thought to be worth around £100million, last year.
The hit Netflix show The Crown got a viewership bump after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tell-all bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey
In the week after the interview, most viewers tuned in for the first season of ‘The Crown,’ as well as Season 4 episode, ‘Favourites.’
In that episode, the Queen, 94, meets with each of her four children to figure out which one she likes best, eventually settling on Prince Andrew.
Days before the explosive interview, while speaking on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the Duke gave his seal of approval to the Netflix show, which portrays his father Prince Charles as callous and self-serving and…