Aspects of Meghan Markle's private life may soon become public. According to Elle UK, Markle will be the focus of a new documentary-style reality show called Meet the Markles, which is reportedly currently in development with Renegade Pictures. (Bustle reached out to Markle's agent, as well as Channel 4, for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.) Details are still a bit unclear about the project, but suffice to say, a reality show about Markle could be amazing — but only if she's treated with the respect she deserves.
As Elle UK reported, the hour-long show will chronicle details of Markle's childhood, as well as her ancestry and her romance with Prince Harry. It goes without saying that fans would like to know more about the 35-year-old Suits actor and her possible journey into the royal family — a topic which will also reportedly be explored in the upcoming show.
It sounds like quite a fairytale — meet a debonair prince, get married, and live happily ever after, right? That's the direction Markle's life has seemingly been headed since she began dating Prince Harry of Wales in 2016. Although the two have not announced plans to marry, the fascination with their romance has blown up. But people may often forget that Markle's her own person, and she shouldn't just be defined by who she's dating. Her typically private life may become quite the open book, because of this upcoming TV series. But since it's unclear how involved she is with the project, if at all, hopefully the show doesn't wind up crossing a line or being invasive.
It's also worth noting the background of the documentary show seems a bit suspicious, popping up mere months after news that Markle's estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant announced she was penning a tell-all book about their childhood. With an engagement to Prince Harry seemingly imminent, according to Vanity Fair, and rumors that the pair are moving in together, there's been special interest in Markle's background and life story. However, those details should be shared on her own terms.
Let's just hope that the upcoming documentary will not do anything to tarnish Markle's reputation or her privacy.