The Creator Of "The Crown" Says His "20 Year" Rule Will Impact Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Appearance On The Show

    "I don't know what their journey is or how it will end."

    If you're a fan of The Crown, don't expect to see the lives of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry play out on the small screen.

    The cast of the crown at an awards show

    Even though the couple admitted to watching "some" of the Netflix series during their tell-all interview with Oprah, the show's creator has no plans to include them in future episodes.

    Meghan and Harry sit across from Oprah during their interview

    With the show's sixth season set to be its last, creator Peter Morgan says the show will wrap up somewhere in the early 2000s.

    Peter stands with The Crown star Gillian Anderson

    He explained to the Hollywood Reporter last year that he has a "20 year" rule in his head that gives "enough time and enough distance to really understand something" and its "relevance."

    The back view of Princess Diana's wedding gown on the The Crown

    "I don't know where in the scheme of things ... Meghan Markle or Harry will ever appear. We won't know, and you need time to stop something being journalistic. And so I don't want to write about them because to write about them would instantly make it journalistic," he continued.

    Meghan and Harry stand under and umbrella on the way to an event

    Peter added, "I just think you get so much more interesting [with time]. Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey, and I don't know what their journey is or how it will end. One wishes some happiness, but I'm much more comfortable writing about things that happened at least 20 years ago."

    Harry and Meghan are dressed up in formal wear while heading to an event

    And while fans may be disappointed that they won't get to watch Meghan and Harry's love story unfold onscreen, it's reportedly Harry's wish not to be included in the show.

    Harry looks displeased

    Season 5 of The Crown is set to debut in 2022, while fans can expect to see the sixth and final season in 2023, sans Harry and Meghan.