Royal Family 'elevated' Meghan Markle's brand on 'global scale'

Royal Family 'elevated' Meghan Markle's brand on 'global scale'

WATCH NOW: Meghan Markle could’ve been the world’s most popular royal

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 09/04/2024

- 14:48

The Duchess of Sussex married Prince Harry in 2018

  • Meghan Markle stepped down from royal duties in 2020 after an 18-month stint
  • The Duchess of Sussex now runs a lifestyle brand titled American Riviera Orchard
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The Royal Family "elevated" Meghan Markle's brand on a "global scale", a commentator has claimed.

The Duchess of Sussex, 42, met Prince Harry in 2016 and the pair married two years later in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

After an 18-month stint as working royals, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as working royals in January 2020.

Meghan now runs a lifestyle brand titled American Riviera Orchard, as well as being a successful podcaster.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018


Together with Harry, the duchess has dabbled at producing content for major streaming services like Netflix, Spotify and Lemonada Media.

According to a body language analyst, the Royal Family is what "elevated" Meghan Markle's brand.

Darren Stanton said: “When Meghan was first brought into the Royal Family, it elevated her status to a global scale.

"She holds great precedence with Princess Diana. She represents a lot of strength in first joining the Royal Family and then stepping away.

Prince Harry and Meghan MarklePrince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day outside St George's ChapelPA

"She followed her heart and what she cared about over everything else.

"There are lots of parallels between them and I get a sense Meghan wanted to follow in her footsteps."

Comparing Diana and Meghan, Stanton said on behalf of Betfair Bingo: "They both share a passion and drive to help others.”

Before marring Prince Harry, Meghan ran a lifestyle blog titled The Tig and acted in the legal drama Suits.

Princess Diana

There are similarities between Princess Diana and Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle

Meghan recently launched a lifestyle brand called American Riviera Orchard


She met Prince Harry on a blind date through a mutual friend at Soho House on Dean Street, which Meghan revealed during their Netflix docuseries.

After stepping down as senior royals, Meghan and Harry moved to the US and settled in Montecito, an unincorporated town in Santa Barbara County, California.

Montecito is best known as a celebrity enclave, owing to its concentration of prominent residents like Oprah Winfrey and Katy Perry.

The Sussexes are raising their two children in Santa Barbara, Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two.

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