Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Hire U.S. PR Firm As New Details Emerge About Their Exit From the Royal Family
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are working behind-the-scenes following their exit from the royal family. The couple’s departure became official on March 31, freeing them up to start their new lives in California. While Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have yet to reveal any of their post-Megxit plans, they recently hired a PR firm in the U.S. to handle their public dealings.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle start fresh
Back in January, Harry and Meghan announced that they are stepping down as active members of the royal family. The news came after the couple struggled for years under the royal spotlight and were reportedly feuding with other members of the royal family.
As part of their departure from the monarchy, Prince Harry and Meghan promised to pay back the money that was used to renovate Frogmore Cottage. They also revealed that they wanted to split their time between the UK and North America while becoming financially independent from the crown.
The couple spent a few months in Canada before making the move to Los Angeles in March. Although their exit became official on March 31, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown a huge wrench in their plans to start working.
While Prince Harry and Meghan are currently self-isolating in California, a recent move on their behalf offers a hint at what might be ahead for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The Sussexes hire a Hollywood PR firm
Another aspect of Harry and Meghan’s exit is the fact that they will no longer use their royal titles. This removes them entirely from underneath the monarchy’s umbrella, which is probably why they hired a Los Angeles-based PR firm to speak on their behalf.
According to Express, royal expert Dan Wootton explained how Buckingham Palace will no longer release statements regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Instead, the couple’s new PR firm will be handling all of their public interactions.
“Buckingham Palace or no other royal communications representatives including palace spokespeople or household representatives or royal sources will speak anymore on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” Wootton shared. “Instead they now have this PR company in the US which has previously represented people like Michael Jackson and Harvey Weinstein.”
Harry and Meghan have yet to comment on their decision to hire the company for their PR needs. But considering how they are seeking to earn their own living, it makes sense that would want to cover all of their bases.
The pair could also use a boost in their public image following their disastrous exit from the royal family. Whether the company is up to the challenge, of course, is yet to be seen.
Is Meghan Markle starting up her old blog The Tig?
One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Megxit is what Prince Harry and Meghan plan on doing with their newfound freedom. The Sussexes will undoubtedly continue their charitable efforts, but they will need to find a way to fund their various endeavors.
To that end, there has been plenty of talk about Meghan re-starting her old blog, The Tig. The former Suits star shut down the blog after her romance with Harry got serious.
But given how it was one of her favorite projects, there is a strong chance that Meghan will re-launch it in the coming months.
“Meghan has a very varied set of interests. We know she really doesn’t focus on just one thing on any one time,” expert Charlie Lankston explained. “Her website, The Tig, which she shut down shortly after her engagement to Harry, really did give her an opportunity to get involved with all those interests.”
Lankston added that she thinks Meghan and Prince Harry will take their time setting things up for their next big project. Although The Tig is likely on Meghan’s radar, it might be a while before we see any new developments on that front.
Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have any more children?
Another point of interest is whether Harry and Meghan will give Archie Harrison a sibling in the near future. The Duchess of Sussex previously admitted that she is open to having more children, but she does not want a large family because of concerns about over-population.
According to Express, a source told Lankston that the Sussexes want to have another child but they are going to wait until they are more settled in their new home.
“We do know, sources have told us, Meghan and Harry are hoping to have a second child,” a source stated. “However, the two of them are very conscious about not rushing into it.”
The insider added that the couple does not want to stress Archie out any more than they already have. The poor little guy has moved a lot over the past year and could use some stability.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not commented on the reports surrounding their exit. Sources say that the two are looking to buy a home in Malibu.