Now that the British Royal Family has announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will forego the HRH style as part of the plan for them to transition from working members of the Royal Family to private citizens, they will have more freedom to pursue private business deals. Of course, many companies are interested in working with two of the most recognisable people in the world.
Count streaming giant Netflix among the large group of interested companies. Chief content officer, Ted Sarandos was asked if the streaming service was interested in working with Harry and Meghan. He replied, “Who wouldn’t be interested? Yes, sure.”
Netflix, of course, produces the series The Crown which presents a dramatic view of The Queen’s reign through the years. With the announcement that the Sussexes will be private citizens free to pursue personal business ventures, many on Twitter have jokingly suggested Meghan return to acting by playing herself on The Crown.
Netflix isn’t the only media giant making Sussex headlines. Following the announcement from the Sussexes of their intention to retire from royal life, a video surfaced from July of Harry touting his wife’s voiceover skills to Disney CEO Bob Iger at The Lion King premiere in London.
According to reports, Meghan has signed on with Disney to work on a project with Disney. In exchange, Disney will give a donation to Elephants Without Borders. Harry has previously announced that he will join forces with Oprah to produce a series about mental health for Apple TV.
The freedom to pursue private ventures has the potential to open up many opportunities for Meghan and Harry. Their global recognition and brand are appealing to many companies.
What are your ideas for work and collaborations Harry and Meghan could undertake in their new life as private citizens?