Prince Harry and Meghan Markle face a time limit to "really make an impact", according to a royal expert.
Since stepping back from royal duties and moving to the US in March last year, the Sussexes have undertaken several projects including multi-million dollar deals with both Spotify and Netflix.
Recently, they announced a plan to make their Archewell Foundation charity carbon neutral by 2030, just one day after the Queen left them out of her speech at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
However, royal author Andrew Morton has now said that, in light of their rift with the Royal Family, Meghan and Harry must act fast to make a lasting impact.
Speaking exclusively to Salon, the author of Meghan and the Unmasking of the Monarchy said that the Sussexes had done Prince Charles and Prince William "a favour by jumping ship".
With Charles and William drawing up plans to slim down the monarchy, Morton explained that Harry and Meghan would've been reduced to a "supportive role" as the Cambridge children came to maturity.
He added: "Meghan and Harry have got a generation to really make an impact. Then afterwards, it'll be, 'Oh, Meghan who?'"
In his updated version of Meghan and the Unmasking of the Monarchy released last month, Morton follows the life of Meghan from when she worked in a frozen yogurt restaurant to when she was dropping bombshells in her interview with Oprah.
Despite his comments, the Meghan expert was still keen to emphasise that the Sussexes are still important figures.
He said that their recent trip to New York, where they rubbed shoulders with several American politicians, was a "sign of their international prestige", and the fact that they're known by their first names "like Madonna" is indicative of their popularity.
Yet, Morton also doubted whether Harry and Meghan could deliver on their multi-million dollar deals, citing the fact that so far they've only produced one podcast episode for Spotify as evidence.
He concluded: "It remains to be seen whether they'll be worth the money they'll be paid."
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