Meghan Markle is reportedly adding yet another string to her bow after stepping back from the Royal Family at the beginning of the year.
The Suits actress and Prince Harry have already signed an exclusive multi-year partnership with Spotify to produce a podcast series under the Archewell Audio banner as well as a huge deal with Netflix to produce documentaries.
And now, lawyers for the couple's Archewell foundation have added paperwork to cover rights for novels alongside the organisation’s other activities.
It is not an entirely unprecedented move. Back in 1980 Harry’s father Prince Charles published a surreal children’s book entitled The Old Man of Lochnagar.
The illustrated book was very well-received at the time, being turned into an animated BBC special and was even adapted into a ballet.
Harry’s aunt, Sarah, Duchess of York, also created a successful series of children’s books and animated TV shows based on her Budgie the Little Helicopter character.
Now, according to the Daily Mail, Meghan could be following in their famous footsteps.
A source said: “Meghan has some experience as a writer and used to have a popular blog called The Tig before she met Harry that covered health, travel, food and fashion.
“Fiction is something she has always wanted to try her hand at, and she could be assured that anything she writes would sell well, regardless of its quality.
“Fiction, be it children's books or adult, would be a powerful way of conveying the messages of their woke brand.”
It is thought that lawyers for Archewell had included fictional work in the original trademark filings for the foundation when it was first created in October, but they have only just been spotted.
In a statement about their $250million (£190million) Netflix deal, the couple said: “Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.
“As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.”
They added that they wanted to share “impactful content that unlocks action.”
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