'Harry & Meghan': What are the potential job prospects that await the royal couple in Canada after Megxit?
For Meghan, who has been a former actress, the doors of the entertainment industry would open quite easily. Harry has a past in the military, having served two tours in Afghanistan. But with no concrete options at hand, what will he do?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's sudden call to step down as senior royal family members hit the Twitter world like a ton of bricks. As the couple announces their plans to move to Canada, the former 'Suits' actress is being flung with all the blame for the "mournful Megxit."
The fiasco has turned out to be quite a scandal for the royal family, with Twitterati spewing hate posting tweets like: "If Meghan Markle needs a title for her autobiography, she can either call it How to Lose the Royal Family and Influence People or Megxit: How I Destroyed the Royal Family From the Inside Out."
As they move to Canada, a new beginning awaits the couple. Dubbed as a step to "move away from the British paparazzi," the couple also expressed a desire to "work to become financially independent." In a special titled 'Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis', Harvey Levin said the pair will have no problem earning big money and even believes they’ll soon become billionaires.
For Markle, who has been a former actress, the doors of the entertainment industry would open quite easily. She recently signed a deal with Disney for voiceovers too. Harry has a past in the military, having served two tours in Afghanistan. But, with no concrete options at hand, what will he do?
There has been much chatter about their job prospects in the future on social media and here are some suggestions. One fan poked fun at him saying, "So Harry has been trying to get Meghan a job at Disney. I can see her walking around Disneyland in this snowman outfit to be fair," and another one said, "Dear #HarryMeghan, if you want to live in the States, don’t expect to continue on the public dole. You must get a job, I understand phony Ukrainian gas company positions pay well."
With all the talk about the royal couple, Twitterati even found a ginger-bearded model, who resembles the Duke of Sussex, screwing what seems to be a bolt on a wall and captioned it as: "Good to see the Duke of Sussex has already found work!"
Levin, however, feels it would be a cakewalk for Harry. “Make no mistake about it, Harry and Meghan are incredibly marketable, incredibly marketable," Levin said. "They are sought-after people. They are young, beautiful, intelligent, interesting people and Oprah [Winfrey] has already partnered with Harry on a mental health docuseries.” He also went on to say, “So [Harry] put his foot in the entertainment pond and Meghan has been in it."
And if not the glamor world, Prince Harry has a couple more options at hand. Qualified as an Apache attack helicopter pilot, he graduated as the best co-pilot gunner in his class after 18 months of training and working as an air ambulance pilot could be another option for him. Several experts have pointed at his upbringing, which grooms him into a "disciplined man with leadership skills." And that helps him earn any role on the table.
But, on a serious note, reports say that according to Kelly Goldthorpe, a Toronto-based immigration lawyer, if Harry wants to work in Canada, he would need work authorization, and may need to utilize the CETA Free Trade Agreement to get a work permit. Only time will tell how well Harry and Meghan do for themselves once they make a permanent move.