The statement from Her Majesty read: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family. Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.
How will Harry and Meghan make money?
Salman said: “The couple currently has 10.3 million followers on their joint account, @sussexroyal, and if they chose to cooperate in brand deals their earnings could reach in excess of $34,000 (£24,000) per post.
“And although this seems like a lot if they worked together by creating separate social media accounts, the number of followers they could obtain is likely to be astronomical.
“The increase of followers could easily be turned into a money-making machine.”
Most celebrities make cash by partnering with companies for endorsements.
Salman said: “One example of a successful commercial partnership is Michael Jordan and Nike. Since 1984, the sportswear giant is estimated to have paid Jordan $1.3billion (£927m) throughout their deal.
“Nike continues to release new ranges of the Jordan shoe, with the items often selling out – showing the demand is clearly still there.
“Whether it be a beauty range, clothing line, gaming series, or food partnership, if Harry and Meghan chose to partner with a brand, their potential earnings would be seriously impressive.”
TV and Film
A former actress, Meghan is a natural in front of the camera. “With what is rumoured to be a $100-150million (£71-106m) deal already signed with streaming service Netflix, TV and Film is a natural medium for the couple,” Salman said.
Public speaking circuit
Salman said: “The keynote speaking circuit in a post-coronavirus world is bound to be a tempting opportunity for Harry and Meghan to tell their story and throw their support behind causes they both care about.
“With their level of fame, they could potentially charge upwards of $1million (£713m) for each appearance.”