‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have pocketed $1 million for their first post-Megxit appearance – but experts say they could be damaging the credibility of their ‘brand’.
The couple broke their self-imposed exile in Canada to attend J P Morgan’s ‘Alternative Investment Summit’ in Miami on Thursday, but experts warned their bid to become financially independent could tarnish their image.
PR guru Mark Borkowski told The Mail on Sunday: ‘This shows how difficult it is going to be. They’ve got to make a lot of money and they are going to slip up on the way.
‘The worry is how many of these type of gigs are there going to be? How often can Harry play the card about his mental health?‘For J P Morgan, it’s an extraordinary “get”.
They clearly have the money to afford them, but Harry and Meghan need to avoid being perceived as tacky.’
Prince Harry was also facing a backlash on social media, including from critics who accused him of cashing in on his mother’s memory.
One Twitter user said: ‘I’m literally disgusted that Harry is now dragging up Diana’s death to earn money. I really didn’t think he would stoop that low. This is disgusting on a whole different level. Shameful. Their titles must be stripped completely.’’
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