Roommates, it looks like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have this whole thing figured out! In light of their decisions o step down from their duties as royals, it seems like they’ve had some deals rolling before making their announcement!
According to The Times, Meghan has signed a voiceover deal with Disney, which will reportedly benefit a wildlife charity! Apparently, Meghan will be doing a voiceover in return for a donation to Elephants Without Borders, and organization timed to track and protect elephants from being illegally hunted or captured.
Although the deal was reportedly signed before the two announced they would be stepping down from their position as royals, it seems like they were getting prepared for their choice of being financially independent of the kingdom.
The Times reports that this could be the reason, amongst others, why tensions between the Duke and Duchess and the royal family were so high. Apparently, the family may have already known about Meghan and Harry signing deals, which started accusations that the couple is “cheapening the royal brand and will compromise themselves for money.”
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Nevertheless, they are clearly out here making moves for themselves! As we previously reported, the couple also trademarked their brand “Sussex Royal”, which is reportedly projected to bring in more hen $500 million.
As of now, neither Meghan nor Harry have spoken out in regards to the reactions from folks in the United Kingdom, but we think it’s safe to say some people are big mad! Hopefully things will work out smoothly for Meghan and Harry and their beautiful family.
What are your thoughts, Roomies? How will Meghan and Harry fair in North America? Let us know in the comments!