Meghan and Harry just signed a mega work deal
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Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down from their role as Royals in March this year, they haven't been able to do much. With the coronavirus pandemic spreading worldwide, the couple who moved to LA with Baby Archie earlier this year had to put work schedules in the background until the world reopened.
We know that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are making big plans for a nonprofit called "Archewell" - inspired by their little son Archie Harrison - that will focus on advancing mental health resources, including a website, movies, Podcasts and books.
But it takes a while to get everything set up, and in the meantime Harry and Meghan seem to have been working on another aspect of their future careers. Harper's Bazaar confirms that the couple just signed a lucrative contract with a New York-based agency, Harry Walker, which also represents Obamas and Clintons. Admirable society indeed.
It looks like the Sussex speeches will work out as one of their sources of income, which is all part of their broader plan to become financially independent of the royal family.
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On a website set up by Meghan and Harry after the announcement that they would step down from their royal duties, the Duke and Duchess stated that they "appreciate the ability to earn a professional income", which is "forbidden" to them be working royals.
The couple said they were looking forward to "creating future financial autonomy [through outside work]] and this new deal appears to be the first public step in that direction. According to Harper's, the speaking agency will organize paid opportunities for the Sussex people, participate in "moderated discussions, keynote speeches and community forums".
The source of the magazine suggests that Harry and Meghan will focus on talking about "social issues and causes that matter to them and the world", including mental health, racial justice, and gender equality as soon as it is certain to work personally again, and the environment.
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The issues are all areas that the couple has been promoting at the forefront while working as members of the royal family, something that both Harry and Meghan have promoted while working as active senior royals. In the past few weeks, Meghan has given a moving speech about the Black Lives Matter movement that she recorded from her home in LA.
The Duchess spoke to students who were about to graduate from their old high school Immaculate Heart, and said she was initially nervous about commenting on the protests in America and internationally triggered by George Floyd's death because she feared that her words "would be taken apart".
"George Floyd's life was important and Breonna Taylor's life was important and Philando Castile's life was important and Tamir Rice's life was important."
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However, Meghan continued to realize that speaking was the best thing she could do. "The only wrong thing is to say nothing," she said forcefully to the students.
It seems the Sussexes have exciting opportunities ahead!
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