Not content with owning a chain of UK clothes shops (H & M!), Harry and Meghan have managed to get a production deal with Netflix worth £100 million.
I know very little about Meghan’s previous showbusiness career apart from reading about an American TV series she appeared in called “Suits You!” or “Suit Yourself!”
So Meg, to be fair, is hardly an ‘A’ lister.
As for Harry, he’s been appearing in front of TV cameras since he was knee high to a flunkey, but I don’t think he has even the most basic knowledge of how a film/TV series is commissioned, written, cast, filmed, edited, marketed and distributed.
So, how have they managed this megabucks deal?
It must be down to some Hollywood movers and shakers believing that members of the Royal Family, even those in self-proclaimed ‘exile’ in America, have some sort of twinkly magical touch that can attract huge audiences to anything they lend their names to.
Do you want to remind them about “It’s A Royal Knockout” or shall I?
I vividly remember petulant Prince Edward having a post-show hissy fit and walking out on the gathered press because they didn’t share his misguided opinion that the event had been an unqualified success.
Talking of unqualified, Edward had showbiz ambitions and took up a position with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Company which only lasted a matter of months. Since then he’s firmly turned his back on theatricals.
Then, there was Fergie’s 1980s stories and TV cartoon “Budgie The Little Helicopter” which had some success until it was pointed out Budgie bore more than a passing resemblance to “Hector The Helicopter” who’d appeared in a 1960 book, long out of print.
Even if the signs aren’t too great that H & M can make successful TV shows, what projects might they start working on?
My Hollywood sources tell me that in a couple of years we can expect…
Only Crown Jewels And Horses
Would One Lie To One?
Eight Out Of Ten Corgis
Who Needs To Be A Millionaire?
I think I’ll stick to the radio!