For many years, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have met many people during official engagements. While the couple have distanced themselves from the British royal family, they have now decided to get paid for their public engagements. One thing is certain: not everyone will be able to afford a special moment with the grandson of Elizabeth II and his wife! Indeed, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are said to be asking for the sum of $ 1 million per booking as virtual speakers, while a leaked document describes the strict control they would demand over such engagements.
Before even sending the Duke and Duchess of Sussex an invitation, event organizers will need to specify the fees as well as full sponsorship details. The four-page virtual event request form issued by the Harry Walker Agency and seen by the Daily Telegraph also asks what “login format” will be used and what the contingency plan is in the event of a technical failure. The couple who now live in Los Angeles would also like the final say on who presents and moderates during their speeches. The Sussexes are doing it big because they have called on the agency that manages personalities like Michelle and Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as Oprah Winfrey!
The couple do not wish to embarrass the queen
The news comes after the couple signed a one-off $ 150 million deal to produce projects for the Netflix streaming service and are said to be able to make $ 1 million per engagement. As part of their divorce settlement with the Royal Family, Harry and Meghan have agreed not to engage in any business activity that could embarrass the Queen. As such, the form indicates that they require to engage transparently about all sponsors, whether they are directly involved in a particular presentation.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle © AGENCY