A royal commentator has claimed that Meghan Markle is “really disliked” amongst the British public after she and Prince Harry launched their new Hollywood careers with “hammer and tongs”.
Through their charitable foundation Archewell, the couple has agreed to a number of new projects, including an animated series, whilst recent reports have also suggested that the Duchess is considering a move into politics.
Speaking to Sky News Australia, royal commentator Neil Sean said: “What I find quite funny is, it would be a really good test to just sort of see where she could go with this. “Look, she’s a very ambitious woman, there’s nothing wrong with that, I admire her ambition but you also have to have a reality and think where could I go with this.
“Now, when you look at a lot of the projects that we’ve got coming up, we’ve got this animated thing with David Furnish, we’ve got Prince Harry’s book, yes they’ve got to make money and they’ve got to live, I get all of that, but everything’s really tawdry.
“They didn’t just disappear for a year maybe and thought okay, we’ll have a quiet life and then build the bridges back, but they’ve just gone at it hammer and tongs and over here, Meghan Markle is really, really disliked.
“They talk about the younger people liking her, that is not the feedback when I’m out on the streets filming. “She seems to have burnt a lot of bridges and Prince Harry, to me, looks like a man sat on Mogadon, I don’t know what’s happened to him but if you saw the GQ speech, you think when’s he going to come alive again?”
Whilst she was a member of the Royal Family, Meghan was unable to voice her political stance nor show support for a particular party during an election. However, since Megxit, the Duchess has become more outspoken on her beliefs and in November 2020, she and Prince Harry urged the American public to vote in the presidential election.
However, she later found success as an actress and was cast as the leading love interest of the protagonist Mike Ross on US legal drama Suits. Since leaving the Royal Family, Meghan and Harry have launched a number of projects through Archewell and have signed a multi-million-pound deal with streaming giants Netflix and Spotify.
The deal will see the couple produce a range of ‘informative’ content, with Meghan’s first project revealed as a children’s animated series. Titled Pearl, the show will follow a 12-year-old girl on a series of heroic adventures as she interacts with influential women throughout history.
Prince Harry meanwhile, is due to executive-produce the docu-series Heart of Invictus, which will follow the competitors and organizers of the 2022 Invictus Games.