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Royal Lifestyles: From Hollywood to Balmoral

Now that the Royals are finally starting to venture out a little more often, we have a better sense of how different the lives of the Sussexes and the Cambridges will be from now on.

While everyone was in quarantine doing Zoom calls, it felt as though the two couples were following roughly the same path. Just on different sides of the world. This past weekend, however, showed just how much their paths are diverging.

International Power Couple

Although they are likely to continue their philanthropy work, Harry and Meghan can actually earn money for themselves now. And it seems like their quest to be the next power couple is well under way.

The Sussexes seem to be following the playbook of the Obamas and Oprah as they carefully build their brand. That’s certainly not a bad thing for Harry and Meghan. Not only can they look forward to extremely lucrative speaking engagements, but they can also dabble in media production.

They just signed a deal with Netflix to “make documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows, and children’s programming.” That’s… a lot. We don’t know how much the multi-year deal with Netflix earned the Sussexes. However, we can all hopefully stop wringing our hands about how the couple will pay for their security.

“Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” the couple said in a statement. They seem to be leaning more towards family-friendly content, but we have no clue what that will look like.

In addition, The Daily Mirror claims that the Sussexes are in talks with Spotify to develop an exclusive podcast. They both have lovely speaking voices, so that would be a treat. Michelle Obama just launched her own podcast with the streaming service to great success.

Upholding Royal Traditions

While Harry and Meghan are building a media empire, what have William and Kate been up to?

To put it bluntly, they’ve been doing their jobs. The Cambridges have always been more conservative and traditional, which is precisely what the Royal Family expects. That’s not to say it’s what the family needs, but here we are.

William and Kate took the kids up to Balmoral this week for the traditional grouse hunt on the Scottish estate. Princess Anne, her husband, and their son Peter joined in the fun. Is anyone surprised that Anne would be a keen shooter? Prince Edward and his son were there as well.

It must be nice for the family to be together again after so much time in isolation. It’s worth noting that William and Harry spent the summer after their mother died at Balmoral. In fact, the grouse hunt took place on the anniversary of her death this year. Hopefully, he took comfort in being with his closest family, but some people have criticized him for going hunting on the day.

Ella Lyons

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