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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Financial Independence Has Been On Hold Due To COVID-19

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By Carolyn B.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are officially private citizens. They stepped down from their roles as senior royals at the end of last month.

While the Sussexes originally intended to work toward their own financial independence, an inside source claims Meghan and Harry's journey to self-sufficiency might have to be put on hold whether they like it or not. At least until the COVID-19 global pandemic and resulting social distancing quarantine measures are able to finally come to an end.

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Speaking Arrangements

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While much debate has been had over Meghan and Harry's future and how they will be able to make money to support themselves, the Sussexes have already shown their ability to pick up gigs after their royal exit.

The couple has made appearances at high profile engagements with JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. In fact, the Duke of Sussex reportedly signed a deal with Goldman Sachs as a speaker. The pair are said to have a lucrative future in public speaking if they were to want one.

Voiceover Work

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On her end, Duchess Meghan has already begun work as a voiceover actor providing narration for Disney's Elephant documentary. Harry famously helped her land the role by talking up her voiceover talents to Disney boss Bob Iger.

This role did not help provide any income to the Sussexes, however. As Meghan signed the Disney deal before she and Harry had left the royal family, the income she would have been earning from Elephant will instead be donated to a wildlife charity.

Moving To Hollywood

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It's true, Duchess Meghan could have an incredibly successful career in Hollywood if the former Suits actor ever decided to return to acting. Hollywood insiders have already admitted their interest in working with Meghan, however, paying for security was a reported snag.

Harry and Meghan recently moved to Los Angeles from Canada, where some the duchess is said to be fielding script offers. Harry's father, Prince Charles, will be providing funds for the Sussexes to maintain security during their move and transition.

Putting Plans On Hold

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have been working on rebranding after stepping down as senior members of the royal family. In fact, as part of their new image, they will not be able to use the word "royal" anymore.

The Sussexes ended their Sussex Royal Instagram account and have been working to create a new charity initiative. Reports say some of these efforts have now been put on hold while they are in quarantine, but that they intend to make a major comeback later this year.

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