It is said that behind every great man there is a great woman. In the case of Prince Harry, they are three rich and knowledgeable women of the media.
Harry and Meghan Markle announced Wednesday that they “work to be financially independent” and live between the United Kingdom and North America. Free from the duty to cut the real-life ribbon, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are about to become a couple of real hybrid power of the world media. Your Instagram
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Netflix would give the Sussex a platform of 158 million paid subscribers and would be a blow to the streaming service.
Harry receives an income from his father, Prince Charles. Harry, who is already worth several million dollars, owes his fortune to three famous women: his mother, the late Princess Diana, who became a world superstar; his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and his wife, Meghan Markle, a former actress born in the United States.
Markle flew back to Canada on Thursday amid reports that she was expelled, among other things, by press coverage deemed racist both openly and covertly. Harry stayed behind for a summit on Monday with Charles and Queen Elizabeth, who reportedly ran the offices of his son and his two grandchildren to reach an agreement before Harry’s first scheduled public appearance on Tuesday.
Multiple newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom, reported that the queen was “disappointed” with the surprise announcement and asked the Sussex to wait to issue a statement. When The Sun newspaper published a front page story that the couple was considering moving to Canada, the Sussex pressed the button on their statement.
However, writing in “The Sunday Times,” Tom Bradby, a friend of Harry who directed a documentary about the couple in Africa last year, said Buckingham Palace “claimed” to be surprised by the couple’s announcement, but Bradby cast doubt on the palace. line. (Buckingham Palace did not respond to a request for comments from MarketWatch.)
Bradby wrote that older members of the royal family asked Harry to write a plan to move away and accommodate a reduced monarchy. “He was reluctant, because such documents are normally leaked,” Bradby wrote in a 1,600-word essay, “Escape from the Poisonous Palace.” “He was persuaded and did what he was asked.”
“The document, or its details, leaked shortly thereafter to The Sun,” Bradby added. He said the Sussex had long faced family displeasure, saying that some members were “jealous and sometimes hostile,” although they excluded Queen Elizabeth and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh from that assessment. “The consequences began at the time of the wedding in 2018.”
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The questions remain as to whether they will qualify for armed security if they live in Canada, a member of the British Commonwealth or the United States. Markle previously lived in Toronto, where he still has a home, and Los Angeles. If they maintain their RHS titles, it is not a fact, especially since the real titles would certainly polish their own personal brands and commercial appeal.
Harry is friends with former U.S. President Barack Obama, and will consider adopting the post-Obama White House career model, some royal observers say. Barack and Michelle Obama reportedly signed an eight-figure agreement with Netflix
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Netflix would give the Sussex a platform of 158 million paid subscribers and it would be a coup d’etat for the broadcast service, which won critical praise for “The Crown,” which chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth. (Netflix did not respond to the request for comments.) Harry has already participated in a documentary about mental health with Oprah Winfrey, a friend of the couple, for Apple TV
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The media mogul responded this week to reports that he had helped the Sussex navigate and negotiate their #Megxit, as the real scandal was described in the UK press, a #Brexit riff, the prolonged exit of the United Kingdom of the European Union. “Meg and Harry don’t need my help to find out what’s best for them,” Oprah said in a statement, according to The New York Post.
On Saturday, the Telegraph, citing a palace source, reported: “The family will meet on Monday in Sandringham to talk about things. The Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex will meet for the first time. ” A series of meetings and consultations will follow during the last days and Meghan, if time permits, will join the meeting. phone added.
Ashley Pearson, a London-born American writer who has been a real commentator for two decades, said that her powerful political and media connections will be very useful. She sees them taking advantage of her bold circle of names: “Her type of lifestyle costs a fortune. However, one of the reasons why they separated from royalty is, in part, because they want to build their own brand. “
“One of the reasons why they separated from royalty is, in part, because they want to build their own brand.”
Pearson claims that Markle is the driving force to break free from the Windsor House as the pressure became too strong for them. “I had no idea how un glamorous it really is to be a member of royalty and, when she learned that she would be a public official in a tiara, she said: ‘No way.'” The couple presented a new and elegant website. , which is similar in tone and tone to Obama.org.
The Sussex have cut their teeth in the media. In 2017, Harry interviewed Barack Obama when he was the guest editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today show and, last year, ITV in the UK aired “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey,” which aired in the United States ABC
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While the couple’s break to the border frees them from the monotonous daily duties of real life in the United Kingdom, and they should better protect themselves from the jaundice coverage they have received at the hands of British tabloids, their commitment to financing the Independence is somewhat more complicated and will not require them to take full-time jobs.
To begin with, they will maintain their base in the United Kingdom, Frogmore Cottage, their historic Grade II listed home in Windsor, which was renovated for £ 2.4 million by the British taxpayer. They have already built a strong personal brand of royalty / celebrity, breaking the traditional mold of the royal family. His 2018 wedding was an unusual mix of Hollywood and English aristocracy.
Achieving financial independence is a state that Markle, 38, can more legitimately claim to have achieved on his own. He has a reported net worth of $ 6.5 million (5 million British pounds) of his work in the legal drama “Suits” of the USA Network. Like many former movie and television stars, Markle will probably also receive waste from his seven seasons on that show.
Harry, 35, on the other hand, inherited a considerable fortune after his mother’s death. He inherited approximately 7 million British pounds ($ 9.2 million) from his mother’s estate, the BBC estimated. His father’s family side is much richer, worth more than $ 88 billion, according to Forbes, including investments, property, castles and land.
‘Harry & Meghan: An African Journey’ was aired in the United States by ABC and sold to several networks around the world.
To be fair, Harry also earned an annual salary of $ 45,000 when he served as an officer in the Army Air Corps and approximately $ 52,000 a year while working as a helicopter pilot for the Army Air Corps, according to separate estimates from Forbes and Fortune magazines. . based on publicly available figures for salaries in the United Kingdom army.
Harry has also had a military career in the front. “Prince Harry served in the Army for ten years, ascending to the rank of Captain and undertaking two tours of Afghanistan,” according to Buckingham Palace. “He continues to work in support of his service partners, promoting the support of injured men and women while adapting to life after the injury.”
The Sussex depend on Prince Charles, the first in the line of the British throne, to obtain most of their income. Prince Charles earns $ 23 million from the Duchy of Cornwall, a private estate with more than $ 1.3 billion in assets. The Ducado’s financial accounts reveal a total income for the 2017 fiscal year of 37.2 million British pounds ($ 48.7 million), 2.5% more than the previous year.
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Pearson said Markle struggled to adapt to the real protocol. The Sussex will no longer be part of the “real rotation,” giving the media access to real appearances. “Like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, and as Markle did previously with TIG, his personal brand could be worth billions and they know it” (Forbes recently named the reality show star Kylie Jenner, 22, the youngest billionaire that has made itself).
Princess Diana, who died in a car accident in 1997, had long dreamed of starting a new life in the United States.
Recently it was rumored that the couple planned to go to Canada. Markle lived there while filming “Suits,” and the couple spent Christmas and New Year in Canada, according to reports, in an oceanfront mansion on Vancouver Island. As Canada is part of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, you may have to pay for the safety of the couple and their son, Archie, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, who died at age 36 in a car accident in Paris in 1997 while being chased by photographers, had long fought against the tireless and curious eyes of the British red tops, which dissected all his movements in the years after his 1981. marriage to Prince Charles, and the divorce of 1996. According to reports, he had long dreamed of starting a new life in the US. UU.
Speaking to Bradby for his documentary last year, she thanked him for asking how he was doing and said that not many people had asked him if he was okay. In his essay on Sunday, Bradby wrote that some family members (with the exception of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh) were jealous and sometimes hostile: “Really harmful things were said and done. The atmosphere was hard and early. ”
Markle acknowledged that he had difficulty adapting to life with the often critical media attention in the United Kingdom. “I have really tried to adopt this British sensitivity of a rigid upper lip. I have tried, I have really tried, I think that what you do internally is probably really harmful,” he said. “The most important thing I know is that I never thought this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair.”