But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have wasted little time in getting their new careers off to a flying start, according to industry sources.
The couple have been “quietly shopping an idea for a project around town”, the film and television trade magazine Variety has reported, saying the Sussexes are pitching as “joint producers”.
The Duke and Duchess took meetings with executives in June, it is claimed, for what is expected to be their first major commercial media project as they forge their new lives of “financial independence”.
Variety reported that numerous media companies have heard the Sussexes’ pitch, including NBCUniversal, where Bonnie Hammer, who cast Meghan Markle in Suits and became a friend, is chairman of content studios.
Pitching an idea is not financial independence nor the start of a career.
It’s pitching an idea, in the same sense of going to ask the bank manager for a loan.
It is understood that the Duchess does not intend to return to acting. Instead the couple are expected to produce the project,
And who thinks that’s going to work? It’s their image that’s being sold not their production skills. Therefore it needs to be their image they’re selling, right?