- There have been numerous reports that Prince Harry isnt a happy camper since his move to Hollywood with his wife, Meghan Markle.
- The coronavirus pandemic effectively trashed the plans of the two royal family ex-pats.
- Brand management expert Eric Schiffer reveals what lengths Prince Harry could sink to next.
Weve all read the reports that Prince Harry is finding life in Hollywood more difficult than he expected.
He may not have realized it at the time, but by going to Los Angeles, Prince Harry effectively severed his ties to the life that he knew so well in the U.K.
This includes his friends.
A royal source told Vanity Fair recently:
He has a lot of friends in the military community in the U.K., and of course he misses them. This is a very strange time for us all, but I think Harry is missing having a structure to his life right now.
Prince Harry has lost his friends and even his sense of purpose
While Prince Harry lives a life that has been, by his own admission, turned upside down, his wife is getting precisely what she wants.
Not only is Meghan Markle back in the Hollywood scene, but shes come with a Prince in tow who she hopes will land her the jobs she wasnt talented enough to get on her own.
The woman whos long been championed as a feminist has always relied on the men in her life to get her where she needs to be.
Go figure, right?
Simply Harrys Hollywood Entrance has been simply unimpressive
While there are many reasons Ive never been confident Prince Harry will carve out a real life for himself in Los Angeles, not everyone thinks hell be rudderless forever.
Vanity Fairs royal insider continued:
He doesnt have friends in L.A. like Meghan, and he doesnt have a job. So at the moment, hes a bit rudderless, but it wont always be like this, and he knows that.
This gets to the crux of the problem. Any friends he makes will be Meghans friends or at least heavily vetted by her.
After all, it was rumored that she wasnt all that keen on Prince Harrys old friends in Britain. And I think the feeling was somewhat mutual.
That puts even more pressure on him to fill his days with useful employments. But aside from that Thomas & Friends episode, his new career as a professional celebrity is not off to an auspicious start.
Maybe things will improve, but what if guest appearances on childrens shows and Bon Jovi albums turn out to be the high points for Hollywood Harry?
What happens if Prince Harry gets desperate?
Would Harry really sell out his family for a quick buck? | Source: Chris Young / The Canadian Press via AP
It was always going to be tough to transition from the royal family to life as a semi-celebrity in Los Angeles. But the coronavirus pandemic has made things even worse.
Eric Schiffer, a brand and reputation management expert in Southern California, spoke exclusively with CCN.com about the desperate lengths Harry could sink to just to secure a paycheck.
Schiffer, who has worked with Fortune 500 CEOs and Forbes 400 billionaires, commented:
Americans during a pandemic dont largely care what an entitled Royal who walked away from millions prior to the worst financial crisis in modern history does during his princely adventure of arrogance in Tinseltown.
Thats not to say he wont get press from stomping his Royal footprint where he goes, but Harrys royal star is going to meltdown when he is forced to hawk second rate brands in some quasi infomercial style to pay his extravagant bills during this modern-day depression.
This should be a wake-up call for the Hollywood Royals and their devoted followers.
Expert: Plan B may involve selling out the royal family
Royal family ties are already strained. Could a desperate Prince Harry sever them altogether? | Source: Phil Harris / POOL / AFP
Eric Schiffer believes that the original plans Prince Harry had for his time in L.A. will have been turned upside down by the virus.
It seems the couple is already pursuing the one real shot they have at making some serious money.
Their book deal.
Eric highlights this when he says:
Prince Harrys most likely and safest move would be a book deal and speaking, but the speaking business has crashed and burned in America. Harry will need to turn to plan B and that means he will choose to sell out his monarchical legacy.
His future set of career moves after the book will be like pouring high-octane gasoline on a British dumpster fire because it will ignite immense anger behind the gates of Buckingham Palace.
I remain unconvinced that either Prince Harry or Meghan Markle is stupid enough to go down the route of bashing the royals for dollars.
But desperate people make dumb decisions.
I guess time will tell.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of CCN.com.
This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.
Last modified: May 15, 2020 4:51 PM UTC