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Delivering speeches: Harry and Meghan will secure lucrative engagements

Delivering speeches: Harry and Meghan will secure lucrative engagements

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Delivering speeches: Harry and Meghan will secure lucrative engagements

Former Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed with an 'A-list' American agency, to deliver speeches on issues from racial justice to mental health and the environment.

The couple, who are now based permanently in Los Angeles, have joined the Harry Walker Agency, which represents the Obamas, the Clintons and a host of celebrities.

They are now expected to secure lucrative speaking engagements, with the firm's current clients said to earn six-figure sums for an appearance.

It is understood that the Sussexes are keen to speak about issues close to their heart, including racial justice, gender equality, mental wellness and climate change.

They will be "engaging in moderated discussions and keynote speeches", a source said.

There are no plans for any speeches about the Royal family. The new formal relationship with the agency marks a significant step for the couple, who have stepped down as working members of the Royal family with the aim of pursuing "financial independence".

This is their first signing to a commercial agency, although the Duchess has previously worked with Disney, while the Duke has been developing an upcoming Apple series with Oprah Winfrey.

Irish Independent