Daily Mail: Meghan & Harry Risk Looking Tacky after Possible $1M Check for Rumored Appearance at JP Morgan Event
Meghan Markle and her Prince stand the risk of being considered "Tacky" amid other things after they reportedly pocketed a million dollars for a new gig.
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave up the luxurious life of royalty to live as ordinary people do, they made it clear that the Crown would stop paying their bills. And so far, they've kept their word.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also made it clear that they would pursue business ventures to enable them to fend for themselves. They have kicked off with it.
The couple recently stepped away from their Canadian bubble to travel to Miami, in the neighboring US for a speaking engagement at a JP Morgan Conference. They got paid $1 million for the gig.
While the amount is a lot and the Royals are smiling to the bank, The Daily Mail reported that they risk getting seen as "Tacky." The news outlet quoted a PR expert, Mark Borowski, who said,
"This shows how difficult it is going to be. They've got to make a lot of money, and they are going to slip up on the way… Harry and Meghan need to avoid [being] perceived as tacky."
The expert noted that not everyone has the means to pay the couple as JP Morgan. The challenge, therefore, would be finding a way to maintain the integrity of the Sussex brand.
Borowski also believes that Prince Harry might run out of talking points. The latter stems from the fact that the Royal's speech bordered on his mental health challenges.
Harry and Meghan also have bodyguards and recently beefed up their security.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
The dad-of-one focused on the impact of his mom, Princess Diana's death on his life. He noted that it affected him for most of his life, and he had to seek the help of a professional.
Harry also spoke on his and Meghan's decision to step away from the Royal life. He admitted that while they have no regret, it has not been easy for them.
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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️
While that might be the case, the Sussexes have also been very happy with their new life. The couple and their son, Archie, are happily living their best life, taking long walks, and enjoying home-cooked meals.
The family-of-three reside in a $14 million property on Vancouver Island. The house has a gated entrance, and woods surround it.
The property which is on rent has served as the hideaway for the Sussexes since their "Megxit." Now that they have reentered the world, it would be the place they return to and build memories with their son, Archie.