Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Only Be Relevant for a Few Years, Royal Expert Says
As Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex completed their final royal engagements in early March 2020, they hoped to announce their next moves following Megxit. Unfortunately, no one could have anticipated the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how it would ravage the world. Instead of making a grand announcement for their new Archewell foundation after stepping away from Sussex Royal, the Sussexes have been quarantining in a Los Angeles compound waiting for things to go back to normal.
When the Sussexes left the U.K., royal experts warned the couple that they needed to capitalize on their celebrity if they hoped to hold the public’s attention. This would be key to making the money needed to become completely financially independent. However, because of the state of the world, that can’t happen right now.
Now a royal expert claims the Sussexes will only be relevant for a short time anyway.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have major plans for the future
Though they are taking some time off due to the pandemic, the Sussexes were forced to announced their new Archewell foundation after the Daily Telegraph spotted their trademark application.
“Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic but faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be,” the Sussexes shared in a statement. “Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of ‘Arche’—the Greek word meaning ‘source of action.’ We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters. Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon.”
Archewell could consist of everything from movies to podcasts, clothing to charitable services, and even online seminars, lectures, and retreats.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will revolutionize what it means to be royal
Many people have always seen the British royal family as an outdated and archaic institution. As we know, the bullying and scrutiny were overwhelming for the duchess. Now, outside of the confines of such a white and exclusive power structure, the Sussexes have a real chance to thrive.
“The Meghan and Harry brand has always been very disruptive,” Jeetendra Sehdev the author of The Kim Kardashian Principe told The Guardian. “They’re going to show us all a different way in which royal family members can live. The closest comparison to Meghan and Harry will be the Obamas and what they’re actually doing, I mean they’ve created an entertainment entity where they’re producing documentaries and I think that will be a similar route that Meghan and Harry can certainly take. Letting people into who they are – because at the moment we don’t really know who Meghan and Harry are. We just know that they’re part of the royal family.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will only be relevant for a short time
Though all eyes are on the Sussexes right now, their time center stage has an expiration date.
“The couple’s future isn’t certain,” The Atlantic’s Caitlin Flanagan explained. “They are hugely appealing and glamorous. Everyone in Hollywood is eager to host them. The first few years of this plan are going to be heady. But — as Harry has often said — as soon as William’s three children become old enough to emerge as individual figures, the klieg lights will immediately turn to them. He is in a rush to make his mark and seems to treat life as a race, too.”
With this in mind, whatever the Sussexes do next, will define their legacy for a lifetime.