After’multi-million deals,’ Harry and Meghan ‘lack authenticity,’ according to an expert.
Daniela Elser, a royal analyst, went off on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, accusing them of pretending to be driven by altruism rather than money in a lengthy diatribe.
According to a royal expert, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘lack authenticity’ as they continue to sign’multi-million dollar deals.’
The Sussexes, who have signed deals with Spotify and Netflix, to name just two firms, have been accused by royal analyst Daniela Elser of seeking to hide their financial advantages “as part of some big philanthropic purpose.”
Her outburst followed reports that Harry and Meghan had decided to become “impact partners” with Wall Street business Ethic, a sustainable investing asset manager.
Elser said in an article for news.com.au that the couple withdrew from royal duties last year because the Queen wouldn’t let them be royals “while concurrently pulling in dosh from the corporate sector.”
Elser’s major beef with the Sussexes was not that they solicit corporate funding, but that they appear as if they aren’t motivated by it.
“This act of wrapping everything in buzzwords and passing it off as part of some wonderful altruistic goal is simply getting tiring,” she wrote.
“TV shows, podcasts, and landing a job with a Silicon Valley unicorn will not cause a major global reckoning or catalyze any kind of world-shaking reforms.”
“We know they need money because Harry bitterly told Oprah Winfrey earlier this year,’my family literally cut me off financially.'”
Harry and Meghan signed their first mega-deal with Netflix in September of last year, a multi-year arrangement rumored to be worth up to $150 million (£110 million).
In a statement at the time, they stated that they will “produce material that not only informs but also inspires action,” and that Netflix’s “extraordinary reach will enable us share powerful content that inspires action.”
Meghan invested in vegan latte brand Clevr in December, the same month the couple sealed their Spotify contract.
They expressed optimism that the content will “create community via shared experiences, narratives, and ideals” after the Spotify announcement.
Deals have also continued this year. Prior to his newest announcement with Ethic, Harry joined BetterUp, a mental health consulting organization, as Chief Impact Officer in March. He was admitted into the board of directors of Penguin Random House in July, and his book will be published there next year.
“The cumulative value of these partnerships has been,” Elser added. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.