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Meghan and Harry could become ‘world’s richest personal brand’, says expert – ‘Achievable’

Meghan and Harry could become ‘world’s richest personal brand’, says expert - ‘Achievable’

In a statement shared on their official Instagram page on Jan. 8, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said that, as they transition away from their role as “senior” royals, they plan to “work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”

According to Andrew Bloch, a branding expert, founder of Frank PR and spokesperson for Lord Alan Sugar, the couple is on the verge of owning “the world’s richest personal brand.”

“Since moving to California and stepping down as working royals, Harry and Meghan have secured a number of lucrative business deals and personal endorsements which have seen their personal wealth rocket,” the expert told The Sun.

“I would estimate their combined net worth is circa £250million.

“They are really making the most of their newfound status, and their potential to become the world’s richest personal brand looks imminently achievable.

“Them becoming a billion-dollar brand is certainly not out of the question.

“Sky is limitless.”

In his estimation of the couple’s worth, Mr Bloch considered everything from entertainment deals (Netflix, Spotify, Apple) to Harry’s role within the BetterUp start-up as CIO (Chief Impact Officer).

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Although Prince Harry received a £14.5million advance for his 2022 memoir, he is reportedly going to donate the proceeds to charity.

Still, expert Andrew Bloch estimates that the couple now earns around £250 million per year since quitting their job at The Firm.

The couple’s brand is set to grow even more as Meghan is supposedly working on her own beauty line.

Adding their name to the list of rich celebrity power couples, Harry and Meghan remain far from Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West who top the ranking as they are worth £3billion together.

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Meghan Markle and Harry are ‘stabbing royals in back’, says former butler Paul Burrell

Meghan Markle and Harry are 'stabbing royals in back', says former butler Paul Burrell

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as members of the Royal Family last year and relocated to California with their son Archie. The couple have since welcomed a daughter, Lilibet Diana.

However, since stepping away from the Firm, the couple have made headlines all around the world after making several explosive allegations.

During a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey this year, they claimed there were conversations about the colour of Archie’s skin before he was born.

Meghan also claimed she was close to suicidal and did not receive any help from within the Royal Family.

But now, Paul Burrell, the former butler to Queen Elizabeth II and the late Princess Diana, has launched a scathing attack on the couple.

Mr Burrell claimed the couple is “trying to blur the lines between being royal and being celebrities”.

He accused Meghan and Harry of “stabbing Harry’s family in the back” and deepening the rift.

Speaking to Closer magazine, he said: “Part of the royal fascination and popularity is that no one knows what really goes on behind closed doors.

“And so when Harry and Meghan share a glimpse into that life, it’s shocking and scandalous and people love to hear it.

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“That’s the issue Harry and Meghan face with trying to blur the lines between being royal and being celebrities. It just doesn’t work.”

His comments come after Harry was spotted with a mic during his and Meghan’s tour of New York last month.

The black wire could be seen sticking out his trouser pocket and into his shirt.

It was suggested the couple may have been recording content for their multi-million dollar deal with Netflix.

Next year, Harry is set to release a memoir detailing is time in the Royal Family and how he and Meghan stepped down and moved to the US.

On Tuesday, it was revealed the couple had become “impact partners” and investors of a sustainable investment firm called Ethic.

In a joint interview with Harry, Meghan told DealBook: “From the world I come from, you don’t talk about investing, right?”

“You don’t have the luxury to invest. That sounds so fancy.

“My husband has been saying for years, ‘Gosh, don’t you wish there was a place where if your values were aligned like this, you could put your money to that same sort of thing?’”

Representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been contacted for comment.

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Meghan Markle was ‘lovely’ back in university says American Horror Story actress Lily Rabe

Meghan Markle was ‘lovely’ back in university says American Horror Story actress Lily Rabe

The prestigious Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois was once home to the Duchess of Sussex and fellow actress Lily Rabe. The latter, who has had a prolific career in Hollywood including ten years in the TV horror series American Horror Story recently shared some memories of her time in uni with Meghan Markle around twenty years ago.

“She was a few years ahead of me but yes, we had I believe the same acting teacher and met sort of early on when I was a freshman,” Rabe told 9Honey.

“I was introduced by our acting teacher that she would show me the ropes and show me around campus a little bit, and she was very lovely.”

The actress added that she has seen Meghan since graduating “but not in a while.”

The Duchess attended Northwestern from 1999 to 2003, finishing a year prior to Lily Rabe’s graduation.

The American Horror Story star graduated and went on to star opposite Al Pacino on Broadway before getting into television and film.

Meghan holds a joint Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and international relations.

“I had always been the theatre nerd at Northwestern University.

“I knew I wanted to do acting, but I hated the idea of being this cliché: a girl from LA who decides to be an actress.

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“I wanted more than that, and I had always loved politics, so I ended up changing my major completely, and double-majoring in theatre and international relations,” the Duchess told Marie Claire in 2013.

“By my junior year I had finished most of my credits, and I applied for an internship at the US Embassy, so I ended up working in the embassy in Buenos Aires for a few months.

“It was during their economic devaluation and our Secretary of the Treasury at the time, Paul O’Neill, was there.

“So I’m 20 years old, in Buenos Aires, in a motorcade, doing that whole thing.

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“I thought for sure I would still have a career in politics.”

The same university connects not only Markle and Rabe but also Princess Diana.

Before Meghan joined the institution, back in 1996, her future mother-in-law Lady D visited the school and helped raise almost one million dollars.

She was photographed months after wearing the university purple jumper.

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