Prince Harry has instructed his and Meghan’s team not to accept job offers that make fun of his grandmother the Queen or the royal family, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Harry and his wife are represented by Meghan’s former Hollywood agent Nick Collins of The Gersh Agency.
Collins handles film, TV and philanthropic offers and opportunities on behalf of the couple around the world.
But Harry, 35, has told the agent in no uncertain terms that he and his wife will not do anything “harmful to the Queen.”
Last week, Disney officially announced Meghan would be the narrator of the new documentary Elephant, airing on Disney + on April 3 – the first project she will take on since leaving her royal duties.
Prince Harry has ordered his and Meghan’s team not to accept job offers that make fun of his grandmother the Queen or the royal family, DailyMail.com may reveal
Harry doesn’t want to cause ‘media war’ or further ‘bad blood’ by ridiculing his royal ties to make money, LA sources said
OUTSIDE THE TABLE: A source said, “Harry has ordered … to ignore anything that could somehow be negative for the royals. In essence, anything negative for the Queen, Prince Charles, his brother or the throne is off limits. Depicted: Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth depicted in an episode of The Simpsons
The documentary notably premieres three days after Meghan and Harry officially stepped down on March 31.
Last year, the Duchess joked that she and Harry attended the premiere of The Lion King in London to ‘pitch’ for work, footage of the event revealed.
Experts say the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who stepped down as senior royals in an effort to become financially independent – now have the potential to raise tens of millions of dollars annually.
But Harry put his foot down to insist that the pair not consider any projects playing on their connection to the royal family, no matter how lucrative.
Sources in Los Angeles, where Meghan and Harry recently moved, told DailyMail.com that Harry doesn’t want ‘media war’ or cause further ‘bad blood’ by ridiculing his royal ties to make money.
The source said, “Collins are coming in for Harry and Meghan. They’re worth tens of millions of dollars, and some offerings are definitely in their wheelhouse of charity ideas, but some are outright advertising and marketing promotions and commercials. ‘
Meghan’s collaboration (pictured) with Disney is in favor of the Elephants Without Borders charity – an organization dedicated to wildlife conservation and helping to protect animals from poaching
Harry and his wife are represented by Meghan’s former Hollywood agent Nick Collins (pictured with Canadian actress Amy Forsyth in 2018) from The Gersh Agency. Entertainment company partner Collins is a longtime friend of former actress Meghan, 38, who represented her during her Suits days and attended her and Harry’s royal wedding in May 2018
The source continued, “And of course it’s an easy storyline to have a story about Harry and Meghan thinking about their royal ties or walking away.
However, Harry has instructed his team and Meghan’s to ignore anything that could be negative for the royal family in any way. In essence, anything negative for the Queen, Prince Charles, his brother or the throne is off limits.
“It shows that although he has distanced himself from royal life, he does not want to upset his grandmother or father.”
Insiders say Collins has received offers and opportunities from many large companies. These include beverage companies, medical companies, banks, sports companies and entertainment companies.
Entertainment company partner Collins is a longtime friend of former actress Meghan, 38, who represented her during her Suits days and attended her and Harry’s royal wedding in May 2018.
Harry put his foot down to insist that the pair not consider any projects playing on their bond with the royal family, no matter how lucrative
He is currently advising the couple and helping them lead into the next chapter of their lives.
He is said to handle all conversations with investors in Silicon Valley, Hollywood studios and TV giants such as Amazon, Netflix and Hulu.
The Gersh Agency is one of the leading agencies in Hollywood, with many Oscar winners and big TV stars in their client base, including Kristen Stewart, Adam Driver, Tobey Maguire and Jamie Foxx. Gersh has offices in Beverly Hills and New York.
Based in LA, Collins joined the agency in 2005 as an assistant and worked for Bob Gersh. He was promoted to agent in 2007 and appointed partner in 2015.
Three years later, the ambitious agent became Co-Head of Talent.
According to the company’s website, the client base of Collins is Taylor Kinney, star of drama series Chicago Fire and former fiancé of singer Lady Gaga, Courtney B. Vance, who appeared in The People v.O.J. Simpson and Megan Boone, who became famous in NBC drama series The Blacklist.
Harry and Meghan are currently working with Oprah Winfrey on a TV documentary on mental health, which will air later this year.
In February, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended an exclusive JPMorgan event in Miami on their first major assignment after the announcement of Megxit.
Insiders say Collins has received offers and opportunities for Meghan and Harry from many large companies. These include beverage companies, medical companies, banks, sports companies and entertainment companies
Reports suggested that the cost for that performance started at least $ 750,000.
In November, Meghan’s half-brother redeemed Thomas Markle Jr. the fame of his estranged sister with a beer advertisement.
The low-budget ad, which has not yet aired on TV, made him steal from Buckingham Palace.
Thomas Jr appeared in the 30-second ad for Classic New York Beer, which saw him break into Buckingham Palace to steal Queen Elizabeth’s crown.
Many on social media criticized Markle Junior for “cashing in” and “using nonexistent links to his sister’s life to simply make money.”
Even Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, made sure she didn’t exchange her royal ties when she ran her American business in the 2000s.
Prince Andrew’s former wife made sure Hartmoor, billed as a lifestyle company, didn’t exploit or ridicule her past and ties to the royal family.