Earlier this week, British tabloid the Mirror published an article claiming that Prince Harry was in talks with Goldman Sachs, suggesting that he was looking to make a pretty penny in a deal with the company. According to the report, the royal would possibly appear at the company's "Talks at GS" series, an event that has previously featured speakers like Gwyneth Paltrow, Karlie Kloss, and Hillary Clinton.
Now, a new report from Harper's Bazaar is contradicting the Mirror's assertions. A source for Bazaar says that any conversations between Harry and Goldman Sachs began before Harry and Meghan Markle announced their decision to step down as senior royals—and what's more, any partnership that Harry entered into with the bank would be in conjunction with one of the Prince's patronages.
After Harry and Meghan's recent paid appearance at a JP Morgan event in Miami, royal watchers are keen to learn how the couple intend to earn an income going forward. They'll soon transition out of their roles as working royals, and will no longer receive public funds. As a part of this new arrangement, they're allowed to strike commercial deals without oversight from Buckingham Palace or members of the royal family. As royal reporter Emily Andrews tweeted, shortly after the Windsors announced a rough plan for Harry and Meghan's lives going forward, "they can earn money however they please."
Crucially for the Sussexes, in return for dropping their HRHs and no royal engagements, there will no oversight on their commercial deals from BP/Royal Family & they can earn money however they please. No commercial deals in place at the moment we’re told...— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) January 18, 2020
But not everything has been hashed out yet. One important yet-to-be-decided point? Whether they'll be allowed to use their Sussex Royal brand—a name they recently applied to trademark worldwide—in their private commercial dealings.
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