That is a lot of money. It was recently confirmed that Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, had signed a hefty contract with Harry Walker Agency.
The famous speaking agency has a few A-list celebrities on their roster, that includes Democratic politicians Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama.
It has been confirmed that Hillary and Bill Clinton and media mogul Oprah Winfrey also work with the agency.
According to experts, the high-end speakers are paid $1 million per speech. And they expect the royal couple to collect such astronomical fee when they give speeches whether in front of large crowds or virtually.
After the killing of George Floyd and the global protests against racism and police brutality, the former American actress and the prince are expected to tackle race-related topics, climate change, mental health, social issues, COVID19, and politics.
It is a well-known fact that Harry and former President Obama are close friends, and Markle has shown her disdain of President Donald Trump on multiple occasions.
Markle and her spouse will have engaging conversations with their audience on “topics that are important in their lives—and in the world,” according to a source who spoke to Town & Country.
The insider said: “Topics will largely relate to the social issues the world is facing now including racial justice and gender equity, mental health, issues impacting women and girls and the environment—as well as the intersectional nature of these issues. And many of the areas and topics covered during these conversations will be related to the foundation and mission of Archewell, their newly launched organization housing their philanthropic endeavors.”
Fans and foes of the formerly royal Duke and Duchess took to social media to share their thoughts on the news.
A social media user, who is not convinced by the couple, said this: “1M now to talk for Social Justice. What a world.”
Another naysayer stated: “Here, we go again. Rich no sense and being manipulated. All lives matter. What makes them experts? Surely every million spent on them can be put to better use in our very sad world of Corvid 19? Will the Markles donate to support these people in need? Shame on anyone supporting these two.”
The power couple is currently busy taking the last few steps away from their former life as members of the British Royal family.
Meghan and Harry have shut down the charity SussexRoyal and are now focusing on Archewell and Travalyst, a sustainable tourism initiative.