Meghan Markle is getting stuck back into public speaking, but if you want to watch, you'd best get your wallet out...
It looks like Meghan Markle is thinking about public appearances once again, after stepping out of the spotlight earlier this year.
via: Getty ImagesBut, it comes with a big catch.
The move comes after the news of her and Prince Harry's new Netflix deal...
via: Getty ImagesWhich is sure to have riled some people up.
Harry first met Los Angeles actress Meghan Markle back in 2016...
via: GettyAnd even though she didn't fit the criteria for a traditional royal partner, the pair hit it off instantly.
Meghan was an American divorced woman...
via: GettyAnd even though these factors are usually forbidden in the Royal Family, Harry went ahead with his heart and made things very serious with his new love.
It didn't take long for the couple to announce their engagement...
They married in May, 2018...
via: GettyWhich made Meghan an official part of the Royal Family. She relocated to London and was given the title, the Duchess of Sussex.
And not ones to waste any time, the couple announced their pregnancy shortly after the wedding.
Even though the little family seemed to radiate with happiness...
via: GettyThings were far from the case behind the scenes as Meghan was relentlessly attacked by the British press and public.
Anything she did or said...
via: GettyThe British media had something to say about it. Whether she was being branded as a diva, a control-freak, a "monarchy ruiner," and even a bad mother, Meghan received it all.
Even though Meghan bravely put a smile on her face throughout it all...
via: GettyThere's absolutely no doubt that she was struggling.
This lead to Meghan and Harry making the bold decision to step down from royal duties earlier this year.
Even though the family is now spending a lot of their time in Los Angeles...
via: GettyMeghan is still receiving a lot of heat from the British press for "breaking up the royal family."
It seems that Meghan literally can't do anything right...
via: GettyAnd so many have now realized that this hate is a matter of racism.
Meghan is the first-ever person of color to join the Royal Family...
Britain is angrier at Meghan Markle for being mixed race than they are at Prince Andrew for being a sex predator an… https://t.co/bRMCWKM7HP— Mon (@Mon)1590960694.0
Meghan's life was made a living hell for absolutely no reason...
do not tell me racism iSnT aS bAd aS iT is iN ameRicA when the whites literally bullied meghan markle into leaving… https://t.co/Cf7DF2EmMK— ☾ (@☾)1591040528.0
It has also been reported that since the pair's big move to L.A, Harry's relationship has been strained.
via: GettyThe future King of England reportedly didn't take it well when Harry and Meghan announced their departure from the Royal family and their relationship continues to be on the rocks.
Things have since been ramped up a notch following the announcement of the pair's new Netflix deal.
via: Getty ImagesThe couple has founded a yet-to-be-named production company that will make documentaries, feature films, scripted shows, and children’s programming - and it was Netflix that took the bait, according to the New York Times.
"Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope," the couple shared.
via: Getty Images“As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us."
They were reportedly attracted to Netflix's "unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action."
via: Getty ImagesAnd that’s not all.
Industry insiders have shed even more light on the new deal.
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Now, of course...
via: Getty ImagesMoney aside, the issues the pair are hoping to bring up in their documentaries are something Meghan has spoken up about in the past. In August, she spoke at the Girl Up Global Leadership Summit, for instance.
But people don't tend to like the fact that she weighs into politics.
Markle only has a platform because she married a prince. The one thing she should know is that Royals do not get in… https://t.co/u3BBGTc5Ek— Susan Hall AM (@Susan Hall AM)1597992153.0
So, we can't imagine the Netflix project is going to go down well with everyone.
via: Getty ImagesNevertheless, the couple have signed the major deal.
And now, on top of all this, the couple have allegedly listed demands involving their speaking appearances.
via: Getty ImagesAccording to Page Six, the couple recently signed on with the New York-based powerhouse Harry Walker Agency to represent them for speaking engagements.
According to a 4-page “Virtual Event Request Form" devised by HWA for the royal duo have a list of demands that must be adhered to.
via: Getty ImagesThe pair will have the say on every detail of their online appearances, as per London’s Telegraph, which obtained a copy of the conditions.
Firstly, the form states this:
via: Getty Images"The choice of Introducer and Moderator will be at the final discretion of the Speaker."
That's not all...
via: Getty ImagesThe couple is believed to be able to ask for up to $1 million per speech and "the fee will need to be paid directly from the contracting organization’s account."
Before they agree to any appearance, the couple reportedly wants an estimate on the number of attendees along with a description of “who they are.’’
via: Getty ImagesHarry and Meghan also want to know everyone helping to fund the event — “corporations, individuals, members of the organization and government entities or organizations’’ and “what they are receiving in return for their sponsorship.’’
The duo said they want to be told whether “any live or pre-recorded program elements will run concurrently with the Speaker’s presentation" and who else might be speaking.
via: Getty Images“What will the audience see on screen? Will you incorporate any branding? What will the Speaker see on-screen immediately prior to and during their presentation?" the form asks.
via: Getty ImagesHarry and Meghan want to know what “connection format" the event will be broadcast through, in case of any technical issues.
It seems it hasn't taken the couple long to get stuck in...
via: Getty ImagesBecause Meghan has appeared at an exclusive virtual summit.
The event in question is Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit.
via: Getty ImagesMeghan had a fifteen-minute speaking slot where she discussed the topic of courageous leadership.
According to the summit's official website, Meghan was showing participants how to lead on the world stage...
via: Getty ImagesAs well as "how she's learned to, in her words, chase her convictions with action."
However, unlike her previous virtual appearances, which have been free...
via: Getty ImagesThis event has been limited to invitation only.
"Participation in the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit is by invitation only, and subject to approval," the website reads.
via: Getty ImagesAnd the price of registering would have set you back quite a lot... $1,750, to be specific. "The registration fee of US $1,750 includes the virtual Summit and all benefits," the website states.
So what do you get for the hefty price tag?
via: Getty ImagesWell, aside from hearing Meghan speak, the price enabled ticket holders access to 2 days' worth of events, including appearances from Chelsea Clinton, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, and actress Yara Shahidi.
Meghan's speaking slot was showcased yesterday.
via: Getty ImagesWith the event continuing on into today.
So, it seems Meghan is well and truly getting herself back on the map.
via: Getty ImagesIf you want more information about the summit, you can check out the official website here. For more on the royal family, scroll on to read about the horrific discovery that was made in the lake outside of Kensington palace - the residence of Kate Middleton and Prince William...