Meghan and Harry latest: Pair 'shopped around' before signing £112m Netflix deal as strict demands for speaking leaked

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry "shopped themselves around" for aTV deal before signing with Netflix, the streaming giant's co-CEO Reed Hastings revealed.

Mr Hastings claimed the ex-royals offered themselves to "all major companies" before securing themselves the deal thought to be worth £112million.

This comes as Meghan and Harry's list of requirements for when they attend speaking events was revealed today.

The four-page document lays out rules, for example, they have the final say in who introduces them.

It states that the full audience list must be provided and whether the couple need to wear “business or casual” attire.

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  • NETFLIX BOSS: ‘MEGHAN AND HARRY ARE SMART’

    Netflix boss Reed Hastings has branded Meghan Markle and Prince Harry “smart”.

    The streaming giant boss said the royal couple “shopped around” before landing the £112million deal.

    He said: “They're smart, they were shopping it around across all the major companies and I think we really put together the best complete package.”

  • COUPLE'S LIST OF DEMANDS IS LEAKED

    A list of alleged demands made by Meghan and Harry ahead of speaking events has been leaked.

    In the four-page document, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex outline their stringent rules for any speaking engagement – including that they have the final say in who introduces them, and that the fee is paid in advance.

    The leaked 'Virtual Event Request Form' states: “The choice of Introducer and Moderator will be at the final discretion of the Speaker.

    “The Fee will need to be paid directly from the contracting organisation’s account.”

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  • 'I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THE DEAL'

    More now on that last blog post.

    Netflix boss Reed Hastings has spoken to CNBC about Meghan and Harry.

    "I'm so excited about that deal," Hastings said.

    “They're smart, they were shopping it around across all the major companies and I think we really put together the best complete package.”

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  • 'MEGHAN AND HARRY SHOPPED THEMSELVES AROUND'

    Meghan and Harry 'shopped themselves around' for a good deal before signing an £112million contract with Netflix, it's reported.

    The firm's boss Reed Hastings claimed the Sussexes offered themselves to “all major companies” before bagging the deal.

    Hastings, 59, praised the couple as “smart” for considering all their options before ultimately settling on Netflix.

  • PRINCE HARRY SPENT 'LITTLE TIME WITH LOUIS' AMID FAB FOUR RIFT

    Harry spent little time with his youngest nephew Louis after invitations from Kate Middleton and Prince William 'dried up', a new book says.

    Reports of Harry's diminishing contact with his brother's son come amid claims of a rift between the so-called 'Fab Four'.

    The prince previously lived just a few doors down from the Cambridge family in Kensington Palace – and was a hands-on uncle to George and Charlotte.

    Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the authors of bombshell book Finding Freedom,said: “Harry had always loved popping across the grounds of the palace to see Charlotte and George, bringing them gifts that including an electronic SUV for his nephew and a tricycle for Charlotte.

    “But those visits came to a halt by that summer of 2017.

    “In fact, Harry spent less time with Prince Louis than the others because of the growing tension between him and his brother after the baby's birth.

    “The distance came in both directions.

    “Harry spent less time going over to see the children, but the invites from William and Kate were the first to dry up.”

  • MEGHAN COULD RUN FOR PRESIDENT, CELEBRITY AGENT PAL CLAIMS

    Meghan could run for PRESIDENT, a celebrity agent who knows the Duchess has claimed.

    Jonathan Shalit says it isn't “beyond the realm of possibility” for Meghan to enter politics – but admitted he had “never heard” her discuss the subject.

    In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Shalit said: “She's American-born, she has every right to run for president.

    “Ronald Reagan was a B-list actor who ended up in the White House. Never say never.”

    He added that the perception of the couple in the States was “different to the UK”.

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY CANCEL INVICTUS GAMES FUNDRAISER AFTER NETFLIX DEAL

    Meghan and Harry have pulled the plug on a £1million fundraiser to be screened by Amazon — after signing a £112million deal with Netflix.

    The Invictus concert, featuring stars such as Beyonce and Ed Sheeran, was planned for the Hollywood Bowl next June to raise cash for wounded war heroes.

    Sources claimed it had been canned because of a “conflict of interest”.

    But Meghan and Harry insisted it was down to Covid and the decision had nothing to do with signing for Amazon’s rival.

    The Invictus Games Foundation has already had to call off its Olympic-style event in Holland in May.

    A source at the foundation said: “This concert was going to be a big moment for Invictus and it has left them in the lurch.”

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY 'SHOPPED THEMSELVES AROUND' BEFORE NETFLIX DEAL, BOSS REED HASTINGS REVEALS

    Meghan and Prince Harry "shopped themselves around" for a big money TV deal before settling on Netflix, the firm's boss Reed Hastings revealed.

    The streaming giant's co-CEO claimed the Sussexes offered themselves to “all major companies” before bagging themselves the deal thought to be worth £112million.

    Hastings, 59, praised the couple as “smart” for considering all their options before ultimately settling on Netflix.

    He credits his firm with “putting together the best complete package” to lure Harry and Meghan to the platform.

    “I'm so excited about that deal,” Hastings said while he appeared on CNBC.

    He went on: “They're smart, they were shopping it around across all the major companies and I think we really put together the best complete package.”

    Hastings, who is worth £4billion, boasted he belives that Harry and Meghan's content will be the “most viewed” on Netflix in 2021.

  • PRINCE CHARLES 'NO LONGER BANKROLLING MEGHAN AND HARRY' AFTER NETFLIX DEAL

    Charles is no longer bankrolling Meghan and Harry after their mega millions Netflix deal, it has emerged. 

    The Prince of Wales had funded the pair's jaunt to California since they stepped down as senior royals at the end of March.

    The couple had vowed in their Megxit statement they would “work to become financially independent”.

    Questions were raised when they took out a $9.5million mortgage on a 14,563-sq ft mansion in Montecito this summer – while still paying Frogmore back.

    But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have now paid back in full £2.4million for taxpayer funded renovations on Frogmore Cottage.

  • MEGHAN DESPERATE FOR OSCAR FROM NETFLIX DEAL, FRIENDS CLAIM

    Meghan hopes the deal she and Harry made with Netflix will land her an Oscar, it's been claimed.

    It was that the couple secured a £112million deal with the streaming service and plan to produce a range of 'inspirational' programmes.

    The former Suits star left her acting career behind when she married into the royal family, but now Meghan hopes to finally get the Academy Award she's always wanted, a source told The Mail on Sunday.

    A long-time friend told the publication: “An Oscar is all Meg has ever wanted. She used to practise her acceptance speech in the mirror with a hairbrush when she was a kid of seven.

    “She would also practise her signature in preparation for all the autographs she would give.

    “Her absolute dream was to achieve the EGOT – the grand slam of showbusiness – which is winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.”

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY'S LIST OF REQUIREMENTS FOR SPEAKING EVENTS REVEALED

    Meghan and Prince Harry's list of strict demands for their speaking events has today been leaked.

    In an exhaustive four-page document, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex outline their stringent rules for any speaking engagement – including that they have the final say in who introduces them.

    The couple reportedly signed with The Harry Walker Agency – an exclusive agency that boasts it represents the best in motivational speakers – earlier this year with it thought the couple could charge $1million per speech.

    The Telegraph today revealed the stipulations issued by Harry, 35 and Meghan, 39, including that the fee must be paid in advance.

    The leaked 'Virtual Event Request Form' states: “The choice of Introducer and Moderator will be at the final discretion of the Speaker.

    “The Fee will need to be paid directly from the contracting organisation’s account.”

    The full audience list must also be provided and whether the couple need to wear “business or casual” attire.

    Other commands insist details of the sponsors must be listed, asking: “If you were to lose one or more of the above sponsors, would your organisation still be able to move forward with this event?”

  • FINDING FREEDOM AUTHOR FILMS WITH NETFLIX AFTER MEGHAN AND HARRY'S £112M DEAL

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex unveiled their new mega-deal last week and said they aim to bring “hope and inspiration” through their media project.

    Omid took to his Instagram page yesterday and revealed he too was “shooting a little something with Netflix” – although didn’t share any further details.

    It is not known if his filming work is linked to Meghan and Harry’s deal.

    Omid, along with royal writer Carolyn Durand, was behind the controversial biography Finding Freedom, which was released this summer. 

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY IN TALKS TO MAKE 'PRINCESS DIANA DOCUMENTARY' AFTER NETFLIX DEAL

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly in talks to make a documentary about Princess Diana's life.

    The film would apparently be a tribute to the princess's legacy and could form part of the mega-deal the couple have made with Netflix, thought to be worth £112million.

    Last week saw the Duke and Duchess confirm an agreement with the streaming giant, saying they wanted to use the platform to create “content that informs but also gives hope”.

    The deal came after they announced in January of this year that they would be stepping back as senior royals and seeking to become financially independent.

  • PIERS MORGAN CALLS FOR MEGHAN AND HARRY TO LOSE TITLES AFTER MEGXIT

    Piers Morgan has called for Harry and Meghan to lose their titles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to complete their “divorce” from the UK.

    The Good Morning Britain host said yesterday the couple's repayment of the £2.4million Frogmore Cottage renovations was a “step in the right direction”.

    He said: “Good to see Harry and Meghan paying back the Frogmore Cottage bill.

    “I think that's another step towards the divorce.”

    Piers later added: ” “I think what they should do – and this is a little debate to be thrown up.

    “But if they really want to be independent, it seems they do, they want to live in Hollywood or Santa Barbara and wanna make woke movies or TV shows and make us feel lovely and fluffy about everything, that's fine.

    “I just don't think, as a Sussex resident all my life, I don't think they should be allowed to keep the titles Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY 'RELIEVED' TO PAY OFF £2.4M FROGMORE COTTAGE RENOVATIONS FOR ONLINE

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are "relieved and pleased" to be paying off their £2.4million renovations on Forgmore cottage, an insider said.

    The couple paid off the lump sum after bagging a mega £112million deal with Netflix last week.

    And the couple are believed to be delighted to have settled the bill for their UK home.

    A source told Vanity Fair the couple are “very relieved and very pleased” to have drawn a line under the debt so quickly.

  • PRINCE CHARLES 'NO LONGER BANKROLLING' MEGHAN AND HARRY AFTER MEGA MILLIONS NETFLIX DEAL

    PRINCE Charles is no longer bankrolling Meghan and Harry after their mega millions Netflix deal, it has emerged. 

    The Prince of Wales had funded the pair's jaunt to California since Megxit, when they stepped down as senior royals at the end of March.

    The couple vowed in their Megxit statement they would “work to become financially independent”.

    And the couple have now paid off the £2.4million renovation on Frogmore Cottage after bagging the £112million Netflix deal.

  • SUSSEXES' BIOGRAPHER ON NETFLIX'S BOOKS AFTER MEGHAN AND HARRY SEAL £112 MILLION DEAL

    Finding Freedom's co-author Omid Scobie has revealed he is working with Netflix just days after Harry and Meghan signed a whopping £112million deal with streaming giant.

    Harry and Meghan's biographer shared a picture on his Instagram page yesterday saying he was “shooting a little something with Netflix”.

    The royal editor refrained from giving any more information about the deal.

    The news comes just days after Harry and Meghan bagged a major producing deal with Netflix.

  • MEGHAN MARKLE TEARED UP IN FINAL STAFF MEETING BEFORE MEGXIT, BOOK CLAIMS

    MEGHAN Markle tearfully said "it didn't have to be this way" in her final meeting with staff before the couple left for Canada, a bombshell biography has claimed.

    In March, the Duchess of Sussex said a heartfelt goodbye to her team at Buckingham Palace before flying back to Canada to be reunited with baby Archie.

    Omid Scobie – who co-authored the biography Finding Freedom – was one of the few journalists to attend Meghan's final engagement as a senior working royal at Buckingham Palace.

    In the biography, Omid recalled Meghan's tearful farewell to staff who had worked with the couple since their wedding less than two years before.

    And the author claims that Meghan hugged him goodbye and tearfully told him: “It didn’t have to be this way.”

  • COST OF RUNNING HARRY AND MEGHAN'S 'FOREVER HOME' COULD HIT £5M A YEAR

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could see themselves splashing out £5million a year to keep their new Santa Barbara home running.

    Experts have warned the living costs of the sprawling mansion could eat away at the couple's finances.

    The nine-bedroom mansion in Montecito, California comes with an eye-watering bill for staff, utilities and taxes.

    And annual property tax in the wealthy area of the US is estimated to be £112,000, one per cent of the home's sale price.

    Find out more here about how the palatial £11million home could cost the Sussexes more than they bargained for.

  • LIST OF DEMANDS REVEALED

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle havea strict set of demands for anyone wanting to book them as guest speakers.

    They ask for an upfront fee agreement and details of all sponsors, a leaked document has revealed.According to the 'Virtual Event Request Form', event organisers must let the Duke and Duchess decide who introduces or moderates any discussion with them.

    The four-page document comes from the Harry Walker Agency (HWA), a New York-based speaking agency, that has clients including former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton as well as Oprah Winfrey.

  • PRINCE CHARLES COULD MAKE LAW TO SAVE BABY ARCHIE FROM ROYAL 'BURDEN'

    Meghan and Harry famously chose not give their son Archie Harrison a royal title when he was born.

    But the seventh in line to the throne will immediately become a prince when Prince Charles becomes king.

    In Omid Scobie's new book 'Finding Freedom', the writer suggests Prince Charles could make a new law saving little Archie, one, from taking a title after Charles' coronation.

    The book states: “A source said the couple were worried about the day Prince Charles becomes King and Harry's children could inherit the titles of Prince or Princesses.

    “They shared their concerns with Charles, who said he would consider when he became King issuing a new letters patent, a legal instrument in the form of a written order issued by a reigning monarch, that would change this style.

    “'To not have a senior role in the royal family but have a title', a senior aide close to the couple said at the time, 'is just a burden.'”

  • MARKLE'S MOVES

    Meghan Markle is skilled at dazzling a room and has a number of tricks to make sure everyone likes her, according to an etiquette expert.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 38, is “excellent at making a good impression”, says Myka Meier.

    The manners expert says:“Meghan is excellent at making a great first impression and there are some techniques that we often spot her using that you can use at your next party too. 

    “From her posture to her facial movements, there is a science behind the Markle charm…and anyone can learn it!”

    Here are the different tips and tricks Meghan uses to boost her likeability factor.

  • SUSSEXES INSIST INVICTUS FUNDRAISER CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

    Meghan and Harry have hit back at claims the Invictus Games fundraiser was axed due to their £112 million Netflix deal, insisting the decision was made over COVID-19.

    The comedy show was set to take place in June 2021 in California and was meant to be broadcast on Amazon – with Harry and Meghan both expected to make speeches.

    The Invictus Games Foundation has already had to call off its Olympic-style event in Holland in May.

    But claims over the weekend that organisers were “stunned” at the decision to pull the plug has sparked a reaction from the couple's lawyers.

    Lawyers for the couple said: ” The true position is that the format of the event was no longer viable in light of COVID 19. 

    “These factors were separate to and independent of our client’s deal with Netflix.”

  • HARRY'S PAL CUT FROM ROYAL WEDDING EVENING PARTY

    Meghan and Harry's wedding may have had all star guest list with Oprah Winfrey and other Clooneys attending, but one of Harry's best school pals was reportedly cut from the celebrations.

    In their new book “Finding Freedom”, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claim Harry's close Eton friend Tom Inskip – known as “Skippy” – missed out on an invitation to the royal wedding's evening party.

    The book claims Skippy was unhappy at the snub and make a cutting remark to friends at brunch the next day.

    The book says: “As a brunch the day after the wedding, Skippy told friends 'Meghan has changed Harry too much'.

    “His Eton friend said the prince was awed by the likes of the Clooneys and Oprah.

    “We've lost him', Skippy concluded.”

  • HARRY AND MEGHAN DEMAND £1 MILLION PER SPEECH

    A leaked document has revealed that Harry and Meghan insist of £1million per speech.

    The four-page “Virtual Event Request Form” uncovers the couple's surprising demands for all virtual engagements they attend.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex insist all organisers send the fee and full sponsorship details for events before they even send an invitation to the pair.

    The form, seen by the Daily Telegraph, says: “The choice of introducer and moderator will be at the final discretion of the speaker.

    “The fee will need to be paid directly from the contracting organisation's account,' it continues.”

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