Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially quit their senior roles in the Royal Family at the end of March and have set up their new own in Los Angeles in the US. The Duke and Duchess are hoping to establish financial independence from The Firm and pursue their own ventures.
Already Meghan and Harry have struck deals with Disney and Apple TV and the couple are preparing to launch their nonprofit Archewell in 2021.
Royal expert Camilla Tominey, who first broke the news of Meghan and Harry’s relationship for the Sunday Express back in 2016, reveals the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are already “considered as power players by the US show business industry”.
Writing in the Telegraph, Ms Tominey said: “One only has to look at the impact of Meghan’s Black Lives Matter speech, which went viral on social media, to recognise that they pack a significant publicity punch.”
Meghan and Harry have signed with New York-based Harry Walker agency which has a host of celebrity speakers on its books including the Obamas and the Clintons, according to Hello Magazine.
The move follows their appearance as guest speakers at a JP Morgan event in Miami, Florida earlier this year.
Ms Tominey also highlighted that unlike the Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson, Meghan and Harry “aren’t in exile but relaunching themselves in a country where they already have an impregnable support base”.
She continued: “If the Sussexes want to succeed outside the monarchy, they would be well advised to look forwards, not backwards.”
Meghan and Harry have begun pursuing new endeavours that would have been impossible before their royal exit.
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Meghan and Harry have also been working with civil rights and racial justice groups in support of the Black Lives Matter movement from their new home in LA.
The pair are understood to have recently approached one of the organisers of the advertising boycott Stop Hate for Profit to see “which brands they could help target”.
The Stop Hate for Profit campaign urges major companies to pull their advertising campaigns from Facebook and Instagram until the company takes action to stop the spread of hate speech – Facebook bosses insist their platforms do not tolerate hate speech.