PUBLISHED: 12:06, Wed, Sep 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:06, Wed, Sep 9, 2020
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 39, stepped down as senior royals in March with plans to become financially independent from the Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could earn more than $250million (£190million) under an agreement struck with Netflix last week. But royal expert Duncan Larcombe has warned the couple are "public property whether they like it or not" after signing the deal.
Speaking on the Royal Beat, royal biographer Angela Levin said: "They want to be out of the goldfish bowl, this is the biggest goldfish bowl."
Mr Larcombe added: "That's actually a really good point.
"Now that this couple has signed the deal.
"Whether they like it or not that's a deal that almost makes them public property again.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been warned they will not be able to escape public scrutiny (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at their final royal engagement together (Image: EMPICS)
"They will be scrutinised for everything they do and the question will be with Meghan, going from a C-list celebrity to the stardom that she enjoys now.
"People will be looking at all the output and say, 'is that really up to scratch or have they just got the job because of who they are?'"
Journalist Kate Thornton said: "What we don't know is whether or not they will be appearing on camera."
Mr Larcombe added: "It's unlikely with those two that they won't be."
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