The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in January they would be stepping back from their Royal roles, moving to the US for a more private life.
But in a shock announcement last night, Meghan, 39, and Harry, 35, confirmed they had signed a deal with Netflix – which insiders claim could see them earn hundreds of millions of pounds.
And Twitter users were quick to point out the contradiction of the couple’s decision.
One joked sarcastically: “Good to see Meghan is continuing to enjoy the quiet life away from the royal family.”
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- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could earn almost £200MILLION with bonuses thanks to their new Netflix deal
Another added: “Oh but they just want a quiet life out of the public eye.”
A fourth wrote: “Meghan and Harry are leaving the limelight. They have now moved to LA for the quiet life.
“In keeping with this they will be making several documentaries and programmes featuring themselves for Netflix.”
However royal expert Ingrid Seward told the Daily Mail the British public could be relieved the couple were now earning money to help may back the £2.4m spent on refurbishing Frogmore Cottage.
She said: “This proves it’s not what you can do, it is who you are. “It’s very nice for them to be able to just step into that.
“I imagine Prince Charles will be relieved as they will be off his payroll now, and the British public will be relieved because they can pay back what they owe now on Frogmore Cottage, so it’s a win-win situation.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have never produced a TV show, will make documentaries, films, scripted and kids’ programmes as part of the deal.
PR guru Jonathan Shalit estimated the couple would earn a signing fee of up to £75million with the deal skyrocketing to potentially $250million – equal to almost £190million – with bonuses as the productions began to be rolled out.