Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will ‘Absolutely’ Have Spill About Life In the Royal Family at Speaking Engagements
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear ready to explore the world of public speaking now that they are out of the royal spotlight. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly signed a major deal with a public speaking firm in what could be their ticket to financial independence. There are still plenty of questions about their future work, but one royal expert believes they will “absolutely” have to spill details about life in the royal family when they hit the public speaking tour.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sign a new public speaking deal
When Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Harry announced their departure from the royal family in January, part of their plan was to split their time between the United Kingdom and the United States. They also vowed to stop using funds from the crown.
The couple has yet to reveal how they plan on becoming financially independent, but it looks like public speaking is going to be one of the ways they will fund their various endeavors.
Sources claim that Meghan and Harry just signed a major deal with the Harry Walker Agency, a well-known firm based out New York City.
The agency already represents several high-profile celebrities, including Serena Williams (Meghan’s best friend) and Barack and Michelle Obama. The Sussexes have not confirmed their new deal, but one royal expert believes they will have to up their game if they want to be successful in the highly competitive world of public speaking.
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Public speaking is a logical choice for both Harry and Meghan. As members of the royal family, they both have experience speaking in front of crowds. It is also a very lucrative trade, especially for high-profile celebrities.
Sources believe that Harry and Meghan want to champion social issues in their public speaking tour, including hot-button topics of gender equality and racial injustice.
But royal expert Ingrid Seward argues that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have to do more than just promote social issues if they want to compete with the likes of the Obamas.
According to Express, Seward recently explained how Meghan and Harry will need to dish on their life in the royal family if they want to succeed in public speaking. This includes sharing stories that nobody has ever heard about their royal counterparts.
“No one wants to pay to hear them sounding off about gender equality and the environment,” Seward shared. “Harry and Meghan will really have to up their ante, and they will absolutely have to tell some stories about the Royal Family.”
Prince Charles reportedly ‘saw problems ahead’ when Harry married Meghan
While we wait to hear what Harry and Meghan have to say about their new public speaking gig, royal author Nigel Cawthorne says that Prince Charles “saw problems ahead” the moment Meghan became a royal.
According to the Daily Mail, Cawthorne claims that Charles was worried about Meghan’s strong-willed personality and thought there is “only room for one Queen.”
The Prince of Wales also reportedly grew concerned about Meghan and Harry’s popularity, which went against his desire to trim down the monarchy.
“I think he likes strong women, but in The Firm there is only room for one Queen,” Cawthorne shared. “I think he foresaw considerable problems ahead for The Firm.”
Despite these feelings, there is little doubt that Charles developed a close bond with Meghan from the very start. Not only did he walk her down the aisle at her wedding, but they also have shared interests in history, culture, and art.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry join Facebook boycott
Charles’ fears, of course, were realized when Meghan and Harry announced their departure a few months ago. Their exit from the royal family became official at the end of March and they are now living in Los Angeles with their son, Archie Harrison.
Although Meghan and Harry have said little about their future plans, they recently put their support behind the Stop Hate For Profit campaign, which is seeking to take down Facebook for the company’s refusal to censor certain posts.
“As we’ve been developing Archewell, one of the areas The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been keen to address is online hate speech, and we’ve been working with civil rights and racial justice groups on it,” a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan shared.
Archewell is Harry and Meghan’s new foundation, which they are set to publicly launch this year. They created the new charity back in April but were forced to put their plans on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.