It’s official! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no longer a part of the British Royal Family! So what will they do now? Well, after teasing fans and the international community for months, the famous couple has inked a massive, multi-year deal with streaming giant Netflix. Read on to discover all the details of this incredible contract…
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix Deal
In case you didn’t know, there’s an excellent reason why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could have never made a deal like this before. As the British Royal Family already has incredible wealth, the Royal Rules state that no family member can have an independent income source. Now that they have left the Royal Family, however, Harry and Markle can do as they wish. Publicly, they have stated they are working on a massive non-profit, along the lines of the Gates Foundation. It seems the couple also worked on another deal behind the scenes: one with streaming giant Netflix. Harry and Markle will produce forward-thinking, diverse movies, documentaries, TV shows, and even children’s entertainment!
“Our lives, both independent of each other and as a couple, have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection,” Meghan and Harry said in a statement. “Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope…We are pleased to work with Ted and the team at Netflix whose unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.”
This path should sound familiar to many Americans. Former President Barack Obama, as well as his wife Michelle, inked a similar deal with Netflix last year. But, believe it or not, Harry and Meghan’s deal was even bigger!
One Of The Biggest Deals Ever
Currently, the exact details of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Netflix’s deal secret. However, many experts and sources put the former Royal couple’s paycheck in the area of $150 million! Of course, this sum will easily cover the couple’s new California mansion and their security. As some will recall, who would pay for the couple’s security was something of a hot button recently.
For years before marrying her prince, Markle worked as an actress in hit shows like Suits. But now, after becoming international icons, the Duke and Duchess want to elevate the voices of the unheard. As such, neither Markle nor Harry will do much more than produce these Netflix projects. Instead, they intend to let people of color take on directing and acting duties.
“Harry and Meghan have inspired millions of people all around the world with their authenticity, optimism and leadership,” Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos said. “We’re incredibly proud they have chosen Netflix as their creative home – and are excited about telling stories with them that can help build resilience and increase understanding for audiences everywhere.”