Harry and Meghan want to extend Megxit deal by 12 months, hope to keep patronages as 'non-working' royals
The pair are now hoping to broker a more permanent deal in order to make sure they can continue to be non-working royals while keeping their patronages
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to extend their Megxit deal by 12 months, and which would allow them to keep their royal patronages. They want to head back to the UK and close the deal in person. The couple had stepped back as senior members of the royal family at the beginning of the year in January. The pair are now hoping to broker a more permanent deal in order to make sure they can continue to be non-working royals while keeping their patronages. The couple's decision comes as the two secured massive deals with Netflix and Spotify in recent months, which will be taken into consideration and looked through carefully by royal aides as their 12-month review date comes close. As part of the negotiations, the two will be speaking to senior royals on a video call before going the UK.
It has been reported that the couple would like to return to the UK in time for the Queen's 95th and Prince Philip's 100th birthdays. It is also believed that the latest discussions are likely to be "less confrontational" compared to those held at Sandringham when the deal was first forged. The Megxit deal will expire on March 31 next year. According to The Sun on Sunday, the couple's lucrative $134 million Netflix and $40 million Spotify deals will be assessed to make sure that they are in-keeping with 'the values of Her Majesty'.
Royal biographer Andrew Morton shared, "Although they will do some of it by Zoom, Harry wants to meet face-to-face to tie it all up," as per Daily Mail. "Things seem to have calmed down. Harry has been in contact with the Queen more often than you would think. But certain things you need to be there in person to sort. "
"They will need a few weeks. That could be done after April, depending on Covid," Morton added. Morton has also claimed that Harry and Meghan regret the way in which they announced they were stepping down as senior royals but overall don't regret the decision.
Royal sources have denied the latest Megxit extension reports and have called it 'rubbish'. One source shared, "This review period was inserted in case Harry and Meghan wished to return as working royal, but they have made it clear they want to live an independent life." Another added, "Harry and Meg are happier than they have ever been. Why would they want to return?"
We had earlier reported that Prince Harry was the one who had made the decision to quit the royal family, not his wife Meghan. In their book 'Finding Freedom', the couple had wanted to make things clear and shine a light on what really went down.
Soon after news broke of their impending exit, media outlets began reporting the whole event as 'Megxit' implying that the newly married entrant into the family was to blame for everything that was going on in the royal family. However, that term did not sit well with Harry. Harry is believed to be angry about the term 'Megxit' as it seems like the decision to leave the royal family was driven by Meghan, an insider shared with The Sun.