Meghan Markle and Harry's 2019 Quibi talks 'expose lie' that they weren’t trying to profit from royal status
Conservative columnist Rita Panahi said this 'exposes the lie that they weren’t preparing for this exit'
Rita Panahi, an Australian conservative opinion columnist and the host of ‘The Friday Show’ on Sky News slammed Harry and Meghan Markle in wake of reports of their talks with the now-defunct video-streaming platform Quibi. As per a recent report, Meghan was in constant touch with four Hollywood advisers, while still in the UK.
The former actress while being a senior royal in the palace reportedly constantly had calls with her lawyer, business manager, and talent agents. As per several sources, Meghan’s trusted team members were lawyer Rick Genow, business manager Andrew Meyer, talent agent Nick Collins, and Keleigh Thomas Morgan of PR firm Sunshine Sachs.
A source said, “Rick, Andrew, and Nick came with the territory. So did Keleigh. They were constantly fielding proposals for Meghan and bringing stuff to her. But the team in America did pose problems for staff at KP [Kensington Palace]. There was always quite a lot of secrecy surrounding the couple’s conversations with the US.”
Meghan Markle and Harry had meetings with the now-closed video platform Quibi even before the birth of their first-born Archie. It has been said that the Sussexes’ meetings with Quibi resulted in their tensions with palace staff and they were accused of “cashing in” on their royal titles.
An insider said, “A lot of it was orchestrated by Meghan’s people in America. It was a bit of a secret squirrel.” Another insider added, “There were well-developed proposals in place with Quibi from early 2019.”
In the wake of this report, Panahi called the Sussexes the “Duke and Duchess of woke” and said, “It has emerged that they were in negotiations with a video platform to do a commercial deal a full year before Megxit actually happened. These were in early 2019. It exposes the lie that they weren’t preparing for this exit, they weren’t trying to profit from their royal status... [but] it was just they were bullied out of the UK with all of the racism and all of the pressure on them from the media. It's very interesting, all these tidbits about them coming out now.”
Sky news co-host James Morrow said, "Utterly shameless, isn't it? People feel like this has been a stitch-up from the very start and it just calls into question every time when people say we have to believe them when they say it is 'our truth'. It looks more and more that this was all this was confected to set up a book deal, a movie deal, more celebrity, and more money!" To this, co-host Rowan Dean said, “Lefty lunacy is now of course synonymous with Harry and Meghan”.
He added, "We didn’t have a plan. That was suggested by somebody else by the point of where my family literally cut me off financially, and I had to afford security for us," quoting Harry about their life after Megxit.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry has reportedly secured two jobs in the US -- one as the chief impact officer of a start-up called BetterUp and the second as a commissioner a think tank, The Aspen Institute, where he will work with others studying “fake news”.