Netflix boss reveals he’s keen to sign Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after Queen’s hard Megxit – The Sun

Netflix boss reveals he’s keen to sign Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after Queen’s hard Megxit – The Sun

NETFLIX has taken a big interest in working with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry following Megxit.

One of the major benefits of leaving their royal roles for the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex is that they are free to capitalise on their fame like any other public figure.

Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos has said he is keen to negotiate something a little less difficult for the former Royals once the current storm blows over.

Speaking at an event in Los Angeles and asked about Harry and Meghan, he replied: 'Who wouldn't be interested? Yes, sure.'

This comes when Prince Harry was caught touting his wife at the premiere of The Lion King to Disney boss Bob Iger and director Jon Favreau last July.

A new production deal with Netflix is likely to take a similar format to that agreed with the Obama family which involved various film and TV projects.

Technically they could even play themselves in future episodes of The Queen.

Sarandos' announcement comes after new footage showed Meghan joking that she Harry attended the premiere of The Lion King in London to 'pitch' for work last July.

Prince Harry was heard touting his wife's voiceover skills to Disney boss Bob Iger at the event.


The exchange happened just months before Meghan was hired by the entertainment giant to work on a Disney project in exchange for a donation to the charity Elephants Without Borders.

During her royal duties, Meghan has retained her Hollywood team of agents and publicists and is reportedly already in discussions about future showbusiness projects.

Prince Harry had already signed a deal for a six-part series on Apple TV+ which he is producing with Oprah Winfrey and which focuses on mental health.

The potential Netflix deal will be a big help to the Sussexes as they agreed yesterday to no longer be able to capitalise on the HRH brand or receive public funds.

They will also have to pay the taxpayer the £2.4 million that was spent on refurbishing Frogmore Cottage. They will also have to pay the estimated £30,000 a month upkeep bills.

It is not clear if they will be able to capitalise on the Royal Sussexes brand at this stage however Harry and Meghan are likely to be highly sought after in whichever field they enter.

Former Suits actress Meghan's combination of royalty and Hollywood glamour means she will not be short of offers should she choose to follow the Obamas or the Clintons in writing a memoir, or about topics she is passionate about such as women's empowerment.

For Harry, it has been predicted the lecture circuit would give him a chance to share his experience of travelling the world, while his time in the military means he is no stranger to leadership roles.

MEG-A BUCKS: How Harry and Meghan are free to rake in £700m from commercial deals AND still pocket £2m-a-year from Prince Charles

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have quit as royals – and are now free to rake in mega-bucks from commercial deals.

And potential deals are streaming in.

Overnight, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos admitted the streaming giant would be open to working with the couple.

Speaking at a Los Angeles event, he said: "Who wouldn't be interested? Yes, sure."

Meanwhile UK branding expert Claire Shiels said the couple’s value could quickly challenge the Beckhams, worth £700million.

The couple are free to pursue book deals, TV deals, public speaking, fashion and brand partnerships after their split from the royal family.

Another untapped resource they can now take full advantage of is social media.

CNBC reports the couple have the potential to make over £80 million from sponsored content deals, according to data from influencer marketing platform Klear.

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