Prince Harry is reportedly in talks with banking giant Goldman Sachs — the start of what a PR guru predicts could be a billion-dollar empire.
It suggests the 35-year-old prince and his wife, Meghan Markle, 38, were considering their financial futures months before their stunning January announcement that they were quitting the royal family, the paper notes.
Potentially, the talks could be to get Harry as the latest high-profile speaker at the bank’s “Talks at GS” series, the UK paper notes. Speakers are not paid for their appearance, however, sources told The Mirror that it will pave the way for a lucrative future relationship. Previous speakers have included stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow and business leaders such as Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston.
Still, the Sussexes courting of big corporations is alarming insiders who fear the royal brand getting sullied, The Mirror claims — while also signaling that their “financial independence” could prove more lucrative than initially predicted.
“They’re going to earn fortunes, whether through speeches or ambassador work — these are £1billion handshakes,” PR guru Mark Borkowski told the UK paper, in what would be $1.3 billion.
Goldman Sachs declined to comment on the report.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman told The Mirror, “We do not comment on the Duke or Duchess’ private schedule.”