Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are reportedly eyeing lucrative speaking engagements and have signed with New York-based Harry Walker Agency as the now Los Angeles-based couple looks ahead after their split with the British Royal Family.
- Reports have emerged that Harry and Meghan have signed with the agency in a move to find work doing speaking engagements on social issues like racism, gender equality, environmental justice and mental health, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times.
- The Sussexes will have joined an A-list roster including former first couples Barack and Michelle Obama, and Bill and Hillary Clinton, media giant Oprah Winfrey and Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban-Ki Moon.
- Both Harry and Meghan have experience, with Harry having been a vocal supporter of nonprofit groups dedicated to improving mental health for years, and Meghan earlier this month speaking out against racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
- Through their return to public life, the couple will also promote their new philanthropic arm Archewell (named in part by their son Archie, and the Greek root “arche,” which means “source of action”).
- Since the Sussexes' split from the British Royal Family, Harry and Meghan’s public appearances have been quiet affairs, like when Harry spoke at a private Miami JP Morgan event where he is said to have given a talk about mental health.
- According to the Los Angeles Times, the couple has no plans to accept any gigs that require they discuss their royal life, a stipulation not unheard of among minor members of the British Royal Family.
Harry and Meghan carried out their final engagement as senior members of the British Royal family in early March after announcing in January they planned to step back and split their time between the U.K. and North America, where Meghan is from, and work to become financially independent. The couple has long struggled with their coverage in the British tabloids, dating back as far as when they first began dating when Harry issued a 2016 statement about the “racial undertones” in the way outlets covered his relationship with then-girlfriend Meghan, who is half Black.