JANET STREET-PORTER: As the Sussexes reinvent themselves as TV stars, ... trends now

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JANET STREET-PORTER: As the Sussexes reinvent themselves as Netflix TV stars, ... trends now

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Does the world need another lesson in how to make a delicious dip using organic free range produce? As the Duchess of Sussex launches herself as the USA's answer to Nigella, will viewers be rushing to whisk up her eco-friendly snacks?

As for enriching our lifestyles, would you pay extra for a Megan Mop? Or the chance to buy a blender made by happy well paid workers in a factory powered by solar energy using only the purest water- chance would be a fine thing. Would you make a slab cake with the Sussex seal of approval? I doubt it would have many carbs, but it will be very humble and worthy and guilt-free.

As brand Sussex expands, with Harry and Meghan announcing they will be producing two new television shows for Netflix, I know which one I'll be watching. Since signing a five-year production deal worth a reputed $100 million in 2020, there's been huge interest in how the royal couple would translate their personal experiences into entertainment for ordinary folk who don't rear their own chickens, have a security detail and celebrity friends on speed dial like Oprah.

A spokesperson for their production company, Archewell, reveals the pair are busy developing all sorts of projects, with a movie, comedy and all sorts of entertainment in the pipeline - but the first shows into production reflect their very different passions- sport and domestic bliss.

Does the world need another lesson in how to make a delicious dip using organic free range produce, asks JANET STREET-PORTER? As the Duchess of Sussex launches herself as the USA's answer to Nigella, will viewers be rushing to whisk up her eco-friendly snacks?

Does the world need another lesson in how to make a delicious dip using organic free range produce, asks JANET STREET-PORTER? As the Duchess of Sussex launches herself as the USA's answer to Nigella, will viewers be rushing to whisk up her eco-friendly snacks? 

Harry's offering will take viewers behind the scenes at top polo matches, with viewers promised 'unprecedented access' to a sport which is dominated by the rich, beautiful and supremely fit. The players, that is. Obviously the glamorous spectators aren't the kind you'd encounter on the terraces at Millwall or on the sidelines at a local five a side game.

It's thought the series may be shot at the US Open Polo Championships and other tournaments around the world- an insider gushed 'it pulls the curtain back on the grit and the passion of the sport'. Yes, I am sure, but basically polo is about sex, muscle power and money. The money that is required to own and run a string of four ponies for each game. Even the grooms - the underlings of both sexes who look after the animals - are pretty good looking too.

For armchair sloths like myself, the promises of six hours watching blokes (and women) with perfect six packs rippling under tight polo shirts whacking a little ball with a long pole (the mallet) is an exciting prospect. I've already sent off for my book of the rules, I'm going to wear a hardhat (or helmet as it's known) during play and the Pimms is chilling. Polo was immortalised in Jilly Cooper's classic bonkathon (entitled Polo) of 2007, featuring the antic of moody, macho, randy Ricky France-Lynch. Required background reading to prepare for Harry's new show. Polo is like Downton Abbey without the buildings and the dowagers.

I have only ever been to one actual match- a charity event at the Guards Polo Club on Smith's Lawn in Windsor Great Park, with Royals in attendance. The day didn't start well- my ex-husband threw a tantrum because he wasn't invited and chucked a box of eggs all over my Landrover. They quickly baked into a mobile omelette which kitchen rolls couldn't remove.

Meghan's new lifestyle show will be offering insights into 'the joys of cooking, gardening, entertaining and friendship'. ABove: A photo previously issued by Archewell of Meghan at The Welcome Project on February 10

Meghan's new lifestyle show will be offering insights into 'the joys of cooking, gardening, entertaining and friendship'. ABove: A photo previously issued by

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