After a year of keeping a low profile, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are suddenly everywhere.
First, Meghan’s long-awaited podcast debuted on Spotify and wowed listeners with in-depth interviews with many of the Duchess’ A-list friends.
And this week, Meghan and her husband Prince Harry are once again dominating the media landscape, thanks to the rrelease of their Netflix docuseries.
The first three episodes contain no shocking allegations or explosive revelations, but instead focus on the life of quiet contentment the couple found in Montecito.
The lush direction of Oscar-nominated Liz Garbus makes it clear that this is a documentary – a project with real artistic and journalistic ambitions – and not the basic “reality” that the harshest critics of the couple anticipated.
Unlike the Kardashians and Duggars of the world, Harry and Meghan would remain at the top of the list of the most famous people in the world even if they never stepped in front of a television camera again.
The Netflix project was born out of a desire to tell their story, not to boost their notoriety.
If anything, Harry and Meghan probably wish they were a lot less famous.
Which is why it’s no surprise that Meghan isn’t interested in joining Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise.
Yes, believe it or not, a rumor that Meghan was planning to join the ranks of Lisa Vanderpump and Teresa Giudice actually gained traction on social media a while ago.
Thankfully, Meghan has put those rumors to rest for good.
In the season finale of his podcast “Artchetypes”Meghan welcomed Andy Cohen, producer of Housewives and boss of Bravo.
Naturally, the conversation turned to the possibility of Meghan becoming a Bravo-lebrity.
In news that will surely disappoint some while delighting many others, Meghan has confirmed that she has no interest in becoming Montecito’s first Real Housewife.
When Cohen (perhaps jokingly) offered to “center a Housewives franchise around her”, Meghan quickly shut down the suggestion.
“There will be no reality TV shows,” she laughed.
Meghan confessed she was a fan of the Housewives franchise, but she ditched Bravo after her own life got crazier than any reality show.
“I stopped watching Housewives when my life had its own level of drama that I stopped craving for other people’s,” Meghan told Cohen when they met.
So yeah, it looks like the Netflix series is the closest we’ve ever gotten to a reality show about Harry and Meghan.
But even if you’re an obsessive fan, that must be a good thing, right?
After all, these two have already granted us a surprising level of access to their personal lives.
Anything more could be too much of a good thing.