Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have have introduced they intend to “step back” from their royal duties and divide their time between the U.Ok. and North America, the million-dollar query is what the couple could possibly be doing subsequent.
It’s not clear whether or not Markle will probably be returning to the Hollywood life she left behind when she married the sixth in line to the British throne in 2018 — the American-born actress starred in TV exhibits like “Suits,” “Fringe” and “The League,” in addition to movies like “Get Him to the Greek” and “Horrible Bosses.”
Already, “Real Housewives” govt producer Andy Cohen opportunistically supplied her a spot on the Beverly Hills version of the Bravo actuality franchise — “Open invite for The Duchess to join #RHOBH !!!” he wrote on the couple’s now-infamous Instagram publish.
While that appears unlikely, it’s attainable Markle might pursue any variety of media initiatives, both as an actress, on-camera host or producer. One mannequin for the couple could be Barack and Michelle Obama, whose Netflix-based Higher Ground is creating scripted and unscripted content material on critical matters like race, class and civil rights.
Markle’s legal professional at Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark, nor did The Gersh Agency, which beforehand repped the actress. The PR agency Sunshine Sachs mentioned it not represents her.
But diving into content material creation will not be the one means Markle and Prince Harry can infiltrate the Hollywood scene — or “become financially independent,” as they said of their bombshell Instagram announcement on Wednesday.
“I think Meghan Markle will remain a huge superstar,” Ronn Torossian, CEO of New York-based PR agency 5WPR, advised TheWrap. “At this point, Meghan and Harry have the potential to get any endorsement deals in the world they may want.”
In truth, one former endorsement agent who beforehand labored on offers with high-profile purchasers advised TheWrap that the “possibilities are endless” for Meghan and Harry resulting from their “international recognizability, which is good for international campaigns.” After all, the Boston-based advertising and marketing analytics agency SEMrush has ranked Meghan Markle’s on-line search quantity at 3.four million — dwarfing that of each Beyoncé (1.2 million) and sister-in-law Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge (1 million).
“They are really brand-friendly — you have to keep in mind that brands are utilizing celebrity endorsements for a broad audience so the more squeaky-clean of an image they have, the more appealing they are for big brands. Procter & Gamble and Unilever are just two examples of big brands they could work with,” the previous agent advised TheWrap.
“I don’t see them doing a lot of endorsements together because typically, there aren’t couple endorsements,” she added. “Harry is a good-looking guy who I could see doing a classy campaign for a watch or an airline. Meghan is a mom and there are a billion campaigns that come to mind.”
How a lot might they stand to make from these endorsement offers, although? “They could easily make seven to eight figures, depending on the deal,” the agent mentioned. “It would definitely help if they had a project going on because it makes them more bankable for PR appearances, so I would assume she’d go back to acting. If I were her agent, I would try to get them to do separate branding deals and have them build out their social media presence with their own accounts and then multiple platforms because that’s more dollars.”
She added: “Honestly, they’ve most likely been flooded with endorsement alternatives however haven’t been in a position to take them due to their place. When I labored with different high-profile purchasers, they have been very strict on the endorsement…
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