Working with Disney

Ever since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their split from the British Royal family, there has been much speculation about how the couple is planning to become financially independent.

 

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According to The Times, The Duchess of Sussex has already made steps in her personal career by signing a voiceover deal with Disney. Her work with the company aims to benefit a wildlife charity, Elephants Without Borders, an organisation which protects animals from poaching.

However, it doesn’t look likely that the pair will profit from the deal as they don’t benefit financially from any of their charitable work. But their decision to step back from royal duties does indicate that they want to make their own way in the world outside the Palace. On their new website, Sussexroyal.com, the couple wrote that they “value the ability to earn a professional income.”

 

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What we know for sure is that Harry and Meghan won’t be accepting any more money from the Sovereign Grant, which is funded by taxpayers, but there is no indication that the funds from Duchy of Cornwall, the private estate owned by Prince Charles, will be cut off.

“Their Royal Highnesses feel this new approach will enable them to continue to carry out their duties for Her Majesty The Queen, while having the future financial autonomy to work externally,” their website states. “This phased approach will take time to transition in consultation with other senior members of the Royal Family, but Their Royal Highnesses are hopeful that this change is in the best interest for all and look forward to carrying out their duties to the monarch as well as their charitable work with financial autonomy.”

 

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Are there more partnerships with global brands down the line? Let’s wait and see.

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