Harry and Meghan Blame Unhealthy Luck, and COVID, for Rumored Woes

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have taken to blaming their faltering business success on dangerous luck, world occasions and unlucky timing, together with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic simply weeks after they give up the royal household.

The couple introduced they have been leaving the royal household and wished to be free to earn their very own cash, in January 2020, simply as the primary studies of a mysterious respiratory sickness have been filtering out of the Chinese language metropolis of Wuhan.

The couple began their post-royal lives dwelling in Canada however have been compelled to make a dramatic flight with their canine on a non-public jet to Los Angeles in March as they feared the U.S. was about to shut its borders because the pandemic gathered tempo.

There was a lot hypothesis on the time that the couple had hoped to have the ability to instantly capitalize on their fame with a sequence of huge offers whereas they have been nonetheless sizzling property, nonetheless the pandemic-era disruption to enterprise compelled them to attend over a yr earlier than in the end signing offers with Netflix and Spotify.

The Spotify deal has since been canned though the streaming big is reported to have responded encouragingly to a proposal by Harry to make a brand new solo movie about Africa.

A Netflix insider confirmed to Web page Six {that a} Harry’s Africa present was one of many extra warmly obtained solutions from the father-of-two, saying: “Clearly, Harry has numerous roots in Africa and he feels at dwelling there.” The supply mentioned it was one in all numerous concepts that the royal had been discussing, together with a possible interview with Donald Trump and the Pope about childhood trauma.

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The Africa present is more likely to have an ecological theme provided that Harry is president of conservation group African Parks.

Regardless of claims that relations with Netflix are strained and the Sussex deal is rumored to be unlikely to be renewed, a Netflix supply advised Web page Six, “Issues are nice,” whereas the streaming big’s spokesperson mentioned, “We worth our partnership with Archewell Productions.”

The spokesperson added they’d “proceed to work collectively on numerous initiatives,” together with “Coronary heart of Invictus,” which follows the Paralympic-style video games for wounded veterans that Harry based.

In accordance with a report within the Every day Mail, the couple additionally really feel they have been unlucky that their interview with Oprah Winfrey was shortly adopted by the dying of Prince Philip, and that Meghan’s much-derided podcast, Archetypes, was overshadowed by the dying of the queen.

A supply in Los Angeles advised the Mail: “The phrase is that they assume they’ve been actually unfortunate.”

Archewell didn’t reply to request for remark, but when the couple need proof of additional dangerous luck dogging them, the Hollywood author’s strike is, after all, impacting their means to develop any additional program concepts.