By Mary Mrad For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:11 GMT, 15 January 2020 | Updated: 01:16 GMT, 15 January 2020
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shocked the world last week with their decision to quit public life and become financially independent.
And on Wednesday, celebrity publicist Max Markson revealed the staggering amount the Duke and Duchess of Sussex can now earn.
During an interview on 2Day FM's Stav, Abby and Matt show, Max said: '[Meghan] will be earning about a quarter of a billion dollars a year for the next five years easy and it will grow from there.'
How much can they make? A celebrity publicist has revealed the staggering amount Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (pictured) can earn now... after announcing their plans to 'step back' from royal duties and become financially independent
'And if Harry could do some gigs, he'll be earning the same money,' he insisted.
Max - a Sydney-based publicist - went on to say that he would give the pair '$5million straight away just to come down and do five gigs around Australia.'
He explained: 'Ed Sheeran pulled about $50million out of the market doing a load of gigs so they could probably do a load of events all over the country.'
Independent: On Wednesday, celebrity publicist Max Markson (pictured) said 'Meghan will be earning about a quarter of a billion dollars a year for the next five years' and 'if Harry could do some gigs, he'll be earning the same money'
Max also said that they can sign a deal with Netflix, as 'that's where the money is and they've got a global brand and a global image so they can make money there.'
The celebrity publicist also revealed that the pair could make extra money by writing an autobiography.
'They'll make more than $64million,' he claimed.sonos