Meghan Markle and Prince Harry receive job offers following decision to step down as senior royals

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah tweets it is looking for two new employees who are ‘very good at waving’

Sabrina Barr
Friday 10 January 2020 13:18
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Harry and Meghan: A timeline

Ever since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their wish to step down as “senior” members of the royal family, speculation has been growing as to how they plan on becoming “financially independent”.

While Meghan previously worked as an actor, starring on American legal drama Suits, Prince Harry served in the army for a decade, rising to the rank of Captain before ending his active service in 2015.

According to training and qualifications site The Knowledge Academy (TKA), the duchess’ CV could result in her achieving an average salary of around £140,000 if she were a civilian, while the duke’s would result in him earning closer to £40,000.

While they may not be entirely serious, a few offers have already been made towards the royal couple regarding potential job prospects as they embark upon creating a “progressive new role” for themselves within the royal family.

Here are some of the job offers that have been put forward to Meghan and Prince Harry following their announcement.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

On Wednesday, American talk show The Daily Show, which is hosted by comedian Trevor Noah, tweeted that it was on the lookout for a couple of new employees.

“Prospective applicants must: Speak impeccable English; Be very good at waving; Have attended one or more weddings that involve swords; Have two+ years experience as a member of a Royal Family; Make any castle/manor you own available for work parties,” the tweet read.

Noah later commented on the notion of Meghan and Prince Harry acquiring everyday jobs, explaining that no matter what job the duke obtains, “you realise that he’s still going to be Prince Harry”.

“Can you imagine being his boss when he screws up?” Noah said during a segment on the talk show. “What do you call him in and say?

“’Prince Harry, get in here, your majesty. You blew the Henderson account, my lord, clean out your desk and may God save the Queen.’”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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(@bravoandy comment on @sussexroyal post

After Meghan and Prince Harry published their statement on Instagram regarding the future of their royal roles, television talk show host Andy Cohen commented underneath offering a job for the Californian-born duchess.

“Open invite for The Duchess to join #RHOBH!!!” he wrote, in reference to reality television show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which he co-produces.

The show’s network, Bravo, also expressed interest in the idea.

Meghan Markle tagline suggestion: Beverly Hills is full of diamonds, but I’m the crown jewel,” the Instagram account for Bravo commented on a post about the duke and duchess.

Surrey Police

On Thursday 9 January, the Twitter account for Surrey Police shared an offer for the duke and duchess to join the force.

“We hear you are looking for a new role where your strong beliefs in public service, and serving the Queen, could be an asset? We’re close to Windsor, and Sussex, and we are recruiting...” the tweet read, including a link to the careers page on the Surrey Police website.

After receiving some criticism with regards to the tweet, a spokesperson for the force defended its recruitment plea.

“We used one of the biggest news stories of the day to get across our recruitment message in a very competitive market,” the spokesperson stated.

“While it might not have been to everyone’s taste, to date it has resulted in more than 600 visits to the recruitment pages of our website.

“We always aim to be innovative on our social media chanels and take on board any comments both positive and negative.”

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