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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘difficult’ to promote after stepping down as royals

Meghan Markle: Expert on royal's 'rebellious streak'

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Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, launched their Archewell foundation after stepping back as senior members of the Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have settled into a new life in Montecito in California, bought an £11million house, secured lucrative multimillion-pound deals with Netflix and Spotify and volunteered during the COVID-19 crisis. Royal commentator Hugo Vickers has claimed the couple are “difficult” to promote.

Speaking to Palace Confidential on MailPlus, Mr Vickers said: “I think they’re in a very difficult position because they need to keep promoting themselves.

“They have all these supposedly fantastic deals.

“I’m not sure if they will get the money that they expect from these companies.

“Very often these companies hire people, get a lot of publicity and a few months down the line they fire them and hen get even more publicity.

“When Harry was a member of the Royal Family, on the balcony, in a fantastic uniform or going down the Mall in a carriage for Trooping the Colour – that you can market.

“But look at him now, he’s a guy in an open shirt or he’s a guy coming off a plane with a backpack and a woolly beard and marketing that, it’s not going to work.”

It comes as royal expert Russell Myers has claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “crossed a line” by including Archie in their first podcast.

Speaking on True Royalty TV, Mr Myers said: “It’s entirely their decision how they choose to bring up their child or children.

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“They moved for the reasons they’ve given – to give them some privacy.

“But if you are entering a commercial world and in your first venture, you use your child or place your child in that arena that’s all people are going to be talking about.

“That’s all we’ve been talking about and then you’ve crossed a line.”

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Royal commentator Duncan Larcombe added: “Because there is money involved, it isn’t a charitable thing.

“What a surprise that more family silver is out for sale – let’s use Archie as clickbait.

“Maybe Harry is going to be the ‘Billion heir royal’.”

The royal couple have also signed a Netflix deal which could see them up to $250million (£190million) under their agreement.

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