Harry and Meghan 'earn $1,000,000 per speech' online
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly earning $1 million per booking as virtual speakers.
A leaked four-page ‘virtual event request form’, seen by the Daily Telegraph, outlines how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex want to retain strict control over their engagements.
The document, issued by the Harry Walker Agency, reportedly sets out a number of demands including specifying a fee before even sending an invitation and giving full sponsorship details.
The form says the Sussexes must be told about the details of all sponsors, regardless of whether they are directly involved with any particular presentation.
‘If you were to lose one or more of the above sponsors, would your organisation still be able to move forward with this event?’ says the form.
‘What will the audience see on screen? Will you incorporate any branding? What will the speaker see on screen prior to and during their presentation?’ it adds.
It comes after an agreement when the couple, now living in LA, stepped down as senior royals that they would not ‘engage in commercial activities which might embarrass the Queen.
The Sussexes also apparently want to decide who introduces and moderates their speeches, what ‘connection format’ will be used and what will be the backup plan if there are technical problems.
They reportedly joined the Harry Walker Agency, a speakers’ bureau based in New York, in June. Oprah Winfrey, the Obamas and the Clintons are also signed up to the agency.
Prince Harry was said to have been paid a six-figure sum to appear at a JP Morgan event in February where he spoke about the therapy he received following the death of his mum, Princess Diana.
It was reported last week that Harry and Meghan signed a multi million-dollar deal with Netflix to produce documentaries, films and children’s programmes.
A spokesperson for Harry told the Mirror he had paid back £2.4 million of taxpayers’ money, finalising the bill in full by making a contribution to the Sovereign Grant.
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