In an interview with Fox News to pick his brain about what viewers can expect to see from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following their announcement earlier this month to take “a step back” as senior members of the royal family, he said, the pair will have no problem earning big money adding that he believes they’ll become billionaires.
“Make no mistake about it, Harry and Meghan are incredibly marketable, incredibly marketable. I mean, we talked to Mark Cuban, who knows a thing or two about branding and business and entertainment, and he thinks they’re going to be billionaires, and the reason is simple. 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. They will work to become financially independent of the crown,” Mr Levin said.
When asked what he was most taken aback by throughout his years-long royals coverage leading up to Prince Harry and Markle stepping back, Levin pointed right off the bat to the worldwide spectacle that was their wedding, explaining that there was immense chaos behind the scenes that, according to Levin, would ultimately play a factor in Meghan wanting to leave the U.K.
What’s more, Levin believes that Harry and Markle had been planning their “step back” at least six months in advance simply due to the fact Harry allegedly no longer wanted to remain a member of the royal family, and Levin said based on information he’s received from insiders he’s spoken to that the Duke of Sussex likely would have bolted from the family whether Markle was in the picture or not.
“There is no doubt it was more than six months ago that they decided that they wanted to do something like this,” Levin said. “But based on what we know, I think it was the better part of 2019 that they knew fairly early on, this just wasn’t working out. Even before [their son] Archie was born and they had to make their decisions,” he said.
He continued: “But remember, you’re dealing with an American woman who isn’t… really has no connection to the royal family and who had trouble fitting in. And then you’re dealing with her husband, who doesn’t particularly like being a member of the royal family and enjoyed his time away from them. Not that he didn’t like his family. He just didn’t like the trappings of all of it.”
“And Harry likes having fun,” Levin added. “Harry likes being on his own. Harry’s not necessarily into glamour. And when you look at that backdrop, they were ready for something like this. When pressed about what “quiet moves” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have already made, Levin said: “Well, I think success will find them. I don’t even think they need to search out success. They are very marketable, desirable people, both of them, and together. And they will make a lot of money.”
Levin continued: “They can pretty much do what they want to do. So I don’t think they’re quiet moves, although we’re going to get into the quiet moves [in the special] — I don’t know that it’s necessary. I think that there are a lot of people that would love to work with Meghan and Harry. And when you look at our queen, Oprah Winfrey, she has already signed Harry up on the dotted line.”