Prince Harry accepted the offer to speak at the UN because of a need to promote a future Netflix series featuring the Sussexes, a royal biographer has claimed.
Harry and Meghan Markle recently attended the UN in New York on Nelson Mandela International Day, where the prince gave a speech to commemorate the work of the historic South African leader, as well as addressing contemporary issues including climate change and poverty.
The event marked one of the couple’s first public appearances together since their return from the UK for the Queen’s Jubilee, and one body language expert has suggested that Harry looked “stiff” while sat with his wife.
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Now, royal biographer Tom Bower – whose new book on the Sussexes has been making headlines ahead of its release on July 21 – has claimed that these appearances are vital for the Duke and Duchess to maintain a public profile.
“He does it because he needs a profile, that’s the only way they can get money, by showing a profile,” he told Piers Morgan on his Uncensored TalkTV show.
“And for Netflix, everything is built around the future documentary series to promote the Sussexes.”
After formally leaving the Royal Family in early 2020, Meghan and Harry reportedly signed a huge deal with streaming giant, Netflix.
However, the pair received a setback when earlier this year, it was announced that Meghan’s animated series Pearl had been canned amid a series of cuts at the company.
This has led some commentators to speculate that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are instead being followed by a documentary crew, to film a series about their new lives in California as ex-royals.
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Meanwhile, Tom Bower’s explosive biography has made some incredible revelations about the couple’s split.
In one extract, it was alleged that Meghan threw a cup of tea into the air during one royal row, and another passage claimed the couple “festered with fury” at their backseat status during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend.
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