Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex clapping during the Opening Ceremony of the One Young World Summit 2022 at The Bridgewater Hall on September 05, 2022 in Manchester, England. The annual One Young World Summit brings together more than two thousand of the brightest young leaders from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact both in-person and digitally. Meghan is a counsellor for the organisation, alongside Justin Trudeau, Sir Richard Branson, and Jamie Oliver, among others. Chris Jackson/Getty Images/IBTimes


  • Tom Bower doesn't see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle giving up their Netflix and book deals
  • The royal biographer claimed the couple is "stuck with the devil" with their memoir and docuseries
  • Bower alleged there is a "huge financial motivation" behind Markle's actions

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are "stuck with the devil" over their Netflix and book deals, a royal biographer has claimed.

During an appearance on journalist Dan Wootton's GB News show, British journalist and investigative reporter Tom Bower weighed in on Prince Harry's memoir and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's upcoming docuseries with Netflix, which are rumored to include a number of "truth bombs" about the royal family.

Asked if he believes Markle and Prince Harry "signed away their credibility and their dignity" by signing multimillion-dollar book and production deals, the "Revenge" author claimed that this was his "view," but the Sussexes likely don't think so.

"They need the money, now more than ever, because they've got no other source of income," Bower claimed of Prince Harry and Markle. "So, I think they're just stuck with the devil. Now they're tied to Netflix, they're tied to their book, and all the criticisms they're going to take means nothing to them because that's the only way they can earn their money."

Wootton then brought up royal biographer Tina Brown's recent claims that Prince Harry and Markle, who now live in California's celebrity-centric Montecito neighborhood after quitting royal duties, are "poor" and "D-list celebrities" by Hollywood standards and that the couple's $14 million Montecito mansion is a "humble cottage" compared to the other homes in the exclusive community.

The royal expert also suggested to The Telegraph that Markle may eventually "trade up" while commenting on reports that the duchess and Prince Harry are looking for a new home in Santa Barbara, California's affluent Hope Ranch community.

"At some point, it might be more than a new house she's looking for. Elon Musk is still single, that's all I have to say," Brown said of Markle.

Bower said he agreed with Brown that there is allegedly a "huge financial motivation" behind Markle's actions.

"Of course, that has always been her motive. She is money-obsessed and always has been, and that is why she married Prince Harry," Bower alleged of Markle. "A great surprise and disappointment [it must have been for her] to discover that Prince Harry had very little money. She imagined he'd be worth hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars."

"She's having to make up for it now," Bower claimed, referring to the couple's book, Netflix and Spotify deals.

Bower went on to claim that he doesn't see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex giving up their upcoming projects regardless of potential pressure from the royal family.

Page Six recently reported that Prince Harry and Markle want to edit their upcoming media projects and either remove or downplay much of what they have said about King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

"Harry and Meghan are panicked about trying to tone down even the most basic language," an unnamed industry source told the outlet.

International Business Times could not independently verify this information.

Brown, on the other hand, told The Telegraph that she believes Prince Harry's "book won't see the light of day" because there would be no way for the duke to return to the royal family if it does.

"[Harry and Meghan Markle] are now in this bind, where they've taken all this money and Harry has made this book deal where he's supposed to spill everything about his horrible life as a royal, but now he's actually tortured about it because he understands there is no way back if he does it," Brown said.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan joined his brother William and sister-in-law Kate at Windsor Castle