The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have travelled to Europe to carry out a number of charity visits in Britain and Germany. But LA-based royal commentator Kinsey Schofield suggested Harry and Meghan’s visit could be partly down to commercial reasons.
Ms Schofield, who runs the ToDiForDaily royal website, highlighted the Sussexes’ lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify.
The royal commentator told the Daily Star: “I do think that this trip is something that perhaps Meghan was excited about.
“I think this is one of those cases where really Meghan is excited about going to the UK because this is her time to shine.
“Let’s not forget there are a lot of expectations from Spotify and Netflix, so they have got content that they have to create.
“I do wonder if the motivation ultimately is to create content and to continue to elevate themselves.
“They are visiting because they have to have that connection to the Royal Family to continue to monetize their brand.”
The Sussexes touched down in the UK over the weekend for their first visit since the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.
They stepped out in Manchester on Monday for the One Young World summit where the Duchess gave the keynote address.
Harry and Meghan made their next stop in Germany yesterday for an Invictus Games event.
The couple went on a walkabout to meet fans in Dusseldorf as they marked the one-year countdown to the sporting competition coming to the city.
Delivering a speech at the reception at Dusseldorf Town Hall, Harry said he is “filled with such excitement” at the thought of the next Invictus Games having the backdrop of the River Rhine.
He said: “I can’t wait to hear the roar of the crowds, to feel the adrenalin of the competition and join in on the laughter and even the tears, happy ones of course, while we get to witness lives being changed right before our eyes.”
The Duke said he would encourage people to “really lean in” to the games.
He added: “In our most vulnerable moments, encouragement is essential.
“So, I ask that we all do our part to provide space for these incredible servicemen and women to be honest, courageous and true to themselves.”
The Sussexes are due to head back to the UK for the WellChild Awards in London on Thursday where Harry will give a speech.
It comes as Harry and Meghan are living in California after quitting royal duties in 2020.