How Harry and Meghan could become Kate and William's worst nightmare

Chloe Friedmann – Madame Figaro


How Harry and Meghan could become Kate and William's worst nightmare

Royal correspondent Duncan Larcombe believes that the big contracts signed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could make the traditional activities of the royal family outdated, including those of Prince William and Kate Middleton.


"It was the biggest royal betrayal in the history of this family." Guest of the program "The Royal Beat", broadcast on True Royalty TV on Friday January 15th, the journalist Duncan Larcombe evoked the "Megxit" and its consequences - according to him harmful - on the Windsors. “A year ago Meghan and Harry were saying they wanted to preserve their privacy and raise their child in peace,” he said. These are lies! ”Prince Harry's biographer also felt that the new activities of the Sussexes risked overshadowing the Cambridge, and more generally the royal family.


"When 50 million people watch harry's speech, 5,000 watch Prince William's" 


“Over the past twelve months, Harry and Meghan have sown the seeds of a potential disaster for the royal family,” he continued. Before adding: "When 50 million people listen to Harry's speech on organic yogurts, or on what he wants to promote, 5,000 people watch his brother - Prince William, future king - inaugurate a supermarket in Hemel Hempstead, it's becoming a problem. ”


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have indeed signed multi-million contracts with Netflix, in September 2020, and Spotify, in December 2020, to produce committed documentaries and podcasts via their Archewell foundation. The couple also unveiled their first 30-minute podcast, at the end of December 2020, in which their son Archie briefly speaks. Among their future guests are also Elton John, James Corden, Matt Haig and Naomi Osaka. These new activities could indeed make the more “traditional” Cambridge activities outdated.


Lady Diana's legacy

Duncan Larcombe also argued that Prince William would "have a problem with Harry's attempts to appropriate Lady Diana's legacy". In December 2020, the Duke of Sussex had indeed launched the website of his foundation with a snapshot of him and his mother, as well as a letter entitled: "I am my mother's son." Duncan Larcombe meanwhile believed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should not be able to use Lady Diana's legacy without asking the royal family for permission. "Because there is money at stake, it is not something linked to charity or non-profit work," he said. The royalty expert Katie Nicholl, for her part, added that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had "the potential to become a brand worth a billion dollars".