They have committed to extricating themselves from the shackles and limitations of being "senior royals"—thus giving up the sovereign grant that pays them around $2. 5 million a year—meaning Meghan and Harry should be able to undertake work like any other civilian/Instagram influencer with more than 10 million followers.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced this week they’re stepping down as “senior” members of the royal family. © 2020 Condé Nast. All rights reserved.
But as the newly resident Brit in the Glamour U. S. offices (I'm Glamour's new executive editor)—and Harry and Meghan superfan (yeah, and? ), I’ve taken it upon myself to attempt to answer the many other burning H&M questions that came tumbling out in the immediate aftermath. 1.
Just when you thought 2020 had started quietly on the entertainment front and even the Golden Globes were a bit, well, meh (Ricky G, even you knew you went too far with Dame Judi Dench), along come Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with an announcement so seismic even the queen was blindsided.
While they unveiled a new website detailing exactly what money they are giving up from Her Maj and how they want to communicate with their fans/audience/supporters from now on (translation: no more tabloid newspapers, but oodles of Insta), as well as their commitment to further their global charity work, their nailed-down plan was met with a "not so fast" from Buckingham Palace, who issued its own statement within an hour. So what now?
However, since Harry and Meghan have actually patented the Sussex brand for a news publication or website as well as even T-shirts and merchandise, expect sussexroyal. com to become more editorialized. The Tig 2. 0, if you will. 6. Who gets Sussex? Do they keep Sussex?
We’ve seen how Meghan and Harry have tried to modernize their roles to ones that reflect the lives and habits of their peers—and they've been faced with nonstop offensive, sexist, and racist criticism.
But those Brits with a more traditional take don’t like the fact that Harry and Meghan have deserted their queen and want to live life on their terms.
And the great unknown, as indicated by the statement from Buckingham Palace, is quite how Harry and Meghan’s outline for their future tallies with the wishes of the queen.
And Zara Tindall, another of Harry’s first cousins who actually doesn’t have a royal title, is not just a celebrated athlete but also a paid ambassador for global brands including Range Rover motors and iCandy strollers.
We know you're still thinking about Harry and Meghan. https://t.co/azvtW4ivnm— Glamour (@glamourmag) January 30, 2020