Royal Expert Claims Meghan And Harry Need To Do This To Keep Making Money

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left Great Britain and their royal duties behind, they said they did it because they wanted a more quiet life out of the spotlight. They eventually settled in Montecito, California with their son, Archie. Meghan soon gave birth to the couple's second child, a daughter named Lilibet Diana, in June of 2021 (via Associated Press). However, their life has been anything but quiet, as the couple themselves have been anything but silent.

It seemed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were going to get just what they wanted when they settled into Southern California life, but they also needed to find a way to make money. In 2020, the couple gave up their right to government funds and agreed to pay back a large sum of $3 million that was used to give them their own residence at Windsor Castle, according to The New York Times.

Since then, Harry has entered into a deal to write his memoir (via CNN), and also co-produced a series for Apple TV+ called "The Me You Can't See." And, of course, there's that Oprah interview where Harry and Meghan revealed that she experienced racism while part of the royal family, and she had also become suicidal (via CNN).

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Did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's plan for privacy go off the rails?

In the new series for Britain's Channel 5 called "Meghan at 40: The Climb to Power," royal expert Emily Andrews said that if Harry and Meghan want to continue making money using their royal brand as a marketing tool, then they are just going to have to keep telling more and more secrets about his family.

"Because of the royal brand they can get all these multimillion dollar deals but the problem with that is they have to keep reminding everyone that they're royal and to do so that involves giving more and more away," she said (via Daily Star). "They have to talk about more private moments."

British royal historian Ed Owens went further, pointing out that the very thing Harry and Meghan wanted — privacy — is the very thing they have to now give up as they capitalize on his royal lineage. 

"They go to the US and this narrative continues until they suddenly open up about everything by agreeing to an interview with Oprah Winfrey," Owens said, in speaking about the couple's desire for a quiet life. "Suddenly this idea of privacy completely goes out of the window. They are instead opening up very publicly, in the most public euphoria, knowing that millions of people are going to tune in to see and get a glimpse of the inside story behind Harry and Meghan's separation from the house of Windsor" (via Daily Star).