PRINCIPAL Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be planning their own Oprah-style media empire after signing up for a bunch of new entertainment businesses.
A top royal commentator says the couple “want to make more money” after they filed 11 companies in tax haven Delaware – seven of which are related to showbiz projects.
It provides a fascinating blueprint for the couple’s plans as they build a life outside of the Royal Family.
They have signed contracts worth millions of pounds to produce content for Netflix and Spotify in 2020 – despite the mystery surrounding their obligations to one of the contracts.
Spotify has promised a full-scale launch from the pair in 2021 after they hit a reported £18m deal.
However, since then, Meghan and Harry produced only one 35-minute podcast episode.
Now Angela Levinwho spent a year working with Harry on an authorized biography, says she believes the pair may be planning a talk show.
“All of this seems to be a huge turning point from their charity and non-profit work into pure entertainment,” she told Sun Online.
“It shows they want to make more money.”
It comes as:
Highlights Harry’s appearance on James Corden’s show Last February, and Meghan got back with Ellen in November, Ms. Levin said there were “rumors” of the pair going to Hollywood.
“Meghan feels that she wants to be a star in any way she can and maybe charity work doesn’t give them that kind of fame,” she said.
“Harry is supposed to take over from James Corden on The Late Late Show as presenter when his book comes out.
“It is claimed that he plans to do this for a few weeks to promote this memoir of his, which is bound to have some Royal attacks.
“However, he still wants to do something comic. That’s what is rumored.
“It was said – and that may well be the reason – that he wanted to take over from James Corden. They were good friends.
“And Meghan would love to be interviewed by Ellen and apparently said afterwards that she wanted to have her own show, like that. “
Ms Levin said it looked like the couple “let’s keep changing their course”.
“I’m surprised they don’t get dizzy. Every week they want to do something different,” she said.
“Last week it was politics, this week it was entertainment, last week it was documentaries, before that it was books. It’s just a small change. “
She warned that any move in the entertainment sector could prove a challenge to the royal family.
“It will probably be difficult for the Royal Family,” she said.
“I think the royal family has abandoned them.
“They want them back to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, but I don’t think Meghan or the kids will.
Meghan feels she wants to be a star in any way she can
“Harry is hard to get security police he wants to.
“He could come back alone, but I don’t think he really will. I think there’s a good chance he’ll miss.”
News of the Sussexes having started 11 companies came out last week – but walkie talkie reports that two other businesses have been registered on the same day by attorneys representing Meghan since she took the action.
They appear to have names that are meaningful to the couple, with one – Cloverdale Inc – named after the street the Duchess lived with her mother in Los Angeles when she was a child.
Both Cloverdale and the latter, Riversoul Productions Inc., are clearly established in the “entertainment” industry and participate in the Hampshire LLC, Bridgemont LLC and IPHW LLC companies.
The couple used the name Archewell Productions for their Netflix and Spotify deals.
They have also set up two publishing companies, one of which, Peca, has the rights to Meghan’s book The Bench. The second, Orinoco Publishing, is said to contain Harry’s forthcoming memoir.
Meanwhile, Meghan has created a children’s animated series for Netflix about a 12-year-old girl named Pearl, who “Embark on a heroic adventure and meet historically important women along the way”.
But earlier this month, royal expert Russell Myers said the pair have had a “new couple of years to begin with” – adding: “Hopefully Spotify and Netflix will be worth their money.
“They don’t see too much for their money at the moment. We’ll see what happens.”
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