Prince William is ‘dreading’ finding out what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s next business venture will be following their lucrative Netflix and Spotify deals worth an estimated £130m, a royal expert has claimed.
Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, went on to explain how he believes the Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, are still cashing in on the royal brand every time they talk about it.
‘What do they do next? That’s a question Prince William is dreading the answer to,’ he said, speaking to OK! magazine.
‘Ultimately, they have to find a way to do their work in LA while not trading in on the royal brand.’
Prince William is ‘dreading’ finding out what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry plan on doing next following their lucrative Netflix and Spotify deals, royal expert Duncan Larcombe claimed. Pictured, The Duke of Cambridge and and Duke of Sussex at Princess Diana’s statue unveiling at Kensington Palace, London, on Thursday July 1, 2021
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decided to step back as senior royals in March last year and went on to sign a lucrative podcast deal with Spotify (pictured) worth up to £30million
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped back as senior royals in March last year and went on to sign a lucrative podcast deal with Spotify worth up to £30million.
The Sussexes’ agreement came just months after the royals agreed a £100million partnership with Netflix and days after Meghan invested in a $28-per-pack oat-milk ‘superlatte’ business later promoted for free by her LA neighbour Oprah Winfrey.
Duncan continued: ‘Prince Harry hasn’t exactly been subtle. He’s revealed to the world that he pretty much hates his family and the whole system is rotten to the core.
‘But by continually talking about the royals, they’re cashing in on the brand. If they spend their whole careers selling that royal brand, they’ll never speak to William again.’
The brothers were reunited at Kensington Palace last Thursday where together they unveiled a statue of their beloved late mother on what would have been her 60th birthday after a tumultuous 18 months for their own relationship.
Prince Harry’s wife Meghan stayed at their $14.7million home in Santa Barbara with son Archie two, and newborn daughter Lilibet Diana.
Prince William was reportedly left ‘reeling’ after Prince Harry’s tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview (pictured) aired and is now ‘uncomfortable’ talking to his brother, a source told US weekly.
Larcombe went on to claim how the poignant event may have left him feeling torn after he ‘sacrificed everything’ by deciding to continue his non-royal life with his wife.
‘Harry and Meghan seem to think they can co-exist in these two worlds – the world of British royals and American celebrity,’ he previously told Closer magazine.
‘Harry is loving the American life now – but he’s still in the honeymoon phase.
‘I think coming back and seeing his brother, especially against the very moving backdrop of a memorial for their mother, will maybe make him question what he’s given it all up for.’
The reunion came in the aftermath of Harry and Meghan Markle‘s explosive two-hour CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey which aired in March, where the royal made reference to his relation with William amid reports the brothers had fallen out in the wake of Megxit.
Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex at Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on 11 March 2019
Prince Harry told the talk show host: ‘As I’ve said before, I love William to bits. He’s my brother. ‘We’ve been through hell together. I mean, we have a shared experience. But we’re on different paths.
During the interview, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said racism drove them out of Britain and claimed their son Archie was denied the title of prince because he is mixed-race.
Meghan also claimed that Kate Middleton left her in tears during a row over bridesmaid dresses and Prince Harry accused his father Prince Charles of refusing to take his calls when the pair moved to the US last year.
Duncan continued: ‘Harry’s totally sacrificed relations with his family for his new life with Meghan, and things seem to have been done her way and with her needs first.
‘But, ultimately, Harry will want and need his family – they are his flesh and blood.’
He added: ‘I think Harry and Meghan will have to make compromises to make things work with the royals, and even to save their marriage – because there will be a point when he’ll be torn between Meghan’s world and his own family,’ he said.
‘They need to plan what they say and do moving forward and communicate with the royals, if they want to have a relationship with Harry’s family.’