King Charles drove 'desperate' Harry and Meghan to sign contracts worth up to ... trends now

King Charles drove 'desperate' Harry and Meghan to sign contracts worth up to ... trends now
King Charles drove 'desperate' Harry and Meghan to sign contracts worth up to ... trends now

King Charles drove 'desperate' Harry and Meghan to sign contracts worth up to ... trends now

The author claims King's 'ineptitude' over Megxit drove Harry and Meghan deals The pair signed contracts for books, documentaries and podcasts post 2020 

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Harry and Meghan rushed to sign contracts worth up to £128million because they were 'desperate' for money after leaving the Royal Family, it was claimed yesterday.

Author Omid Scobie suggested the King's 'ineptitude' in handling the Megxit saga had effectively driven the Duke and Duchess of Sussex into signing a series of commercial deals.

He claimed the couple were 'in a spin' and had agreed deals that they might have balked at if their finances had not been cut off, leaving them needing 'serious money'.

Mr Scobie told The Independent: 'Obviously they had money. But they needed serious money for a proper roof over their heads and security.'

The pair signed contracts for books, documentaries and podcasts after quitting as senior royals and moving to the US in 2020, including an £81million five-year deal with streaming giant Netflix and an £18million contract with Spotify that was cancelled early.

The Mail revealed in 2021 that Harry's deal with Penguin Random House was for four books after a bidding war among publishers that could see the final sum hit as much as £29million.

Harry and Meghan rushed to sign contracts worth up to £128million because they were 'desperate' for money after leaving the Royal Family , it has been claimed

Harry and Meghan rushed to sign contracts worth up to £128million because they were 'desperate' for money after leaving the Royal Family , it has been claimed 

The deals led to a series of damaging revelations by Harry about his father and older brother Prince William, including in the Netflix series Harry & Meghan and his memoir Spare.

Mr Scobie suggested the Sussexes became 'disruptors' only because the King had mishandled their decision to leave Britain and quit as senior working royals.

In his book Endgame, released yesterday, he quoted an unnamed 'family friend' as saying that Harry and Meghan 'simply wanted to be heard' but that Charles had been too stubborn.

The late Queen and senior palace aides had urged him to swallow his pride and talk with his

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