Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big-money career may have begun already with a speech for JP Morgan
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gave a speech at a JP Morgan summit, according to multiple reports.
- They are reported to have been at the banks Alternative Investment Summit in Miami, Florida.
- It isn't clear whether they were paid - but speaking gigs like this are widely expected to provide them with an income.
- Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have followed in the footsteps of big-money celebrity speakers, making an appearance at a JP Morgan conference.The royal couple, who last month stepped down as senior working royals, have said they want to use their newfound freedom to earn their own money.Advertisement
It is not clear whether they were paid for this particular engagement. Spokespeople from JP Morgan, Harry and Meghan, and Buckingham Palace all declined to comment.
It would certainly not be unusual for JP Morgan to handsomely rewards high-profile speakers at its event, a practice common for Wall Street banks.Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and to a lesser extent 2020 candidate Andrew Yang, have both been criticized for carrying out paid gigs for JP Morgan.
According to Page Six, which first reported the news, Meghan and Harry spoke at JP Morgan's Alternative Investment Summit at the 1 Hotel in Miami, Florida.This Instagram photo shows part of the hotel, including a pool which backs onto the beach: Advertisement
DailyMail.com reported that the appearance could have earned them between $500,000 and $1 million, though it did not specify its source for the figures.According to a second Page Six report, Meghan's role in the speech was to introduce Harry, who spoke about his mental health struggles after the death of his mother, Princess Diana.Advertisement
The shape of Harry and Meghan's career after leaving royal life behind is still unclear.
For the time being, the couple are still being funded by Harry's father, Prince Charles. They are not due to stop using their "Royal Highness" titles - the formal signifier that they are senior royals - until the spring of this year.According to Business Insider's Taylor Nicole Rogers and Darcy Schild, book deals and speaking engagements are their most obvious potential sources of income.Advertisement
- Walmart-led investors pump in $1.2 bn in Flipkart Group
- Surface Duo gets delayed, may launch 'sometime this summer'
- Walmart powers Flipkart with an additional $1.2 billion to help e-tailer battle Google, Facebook, and Amazon
- Reliance Jio added over 46 lakh customer in March while Airtel, Vodafone continue to dip
- Wipro management pins hope on wider margin and new clients while revenue takes a dip