Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to 'use Hollywood strikes to their advantage'

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Harry and Meghan could stand to benefit from the strikes in Hollywood (Image: Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan could stand to benefit from the strikes in Hollywood (Image: Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could use the strikes that have ground Hollywood to a halt to their advantage.

An industry expert claims the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could use the distraction as cover to review their creative plans.

For the first time in 60 years, both the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA are striking together.

The strike has caused many huge movie productions - even Wicked and Deadpool 3 - to shut down. And the cast of Oppenheimer even walked out of their own premiere last month in solidarity with the actors' strikes.

And so it may be the perfect time for Meghan and Harry to pivot after their recent setbacks - including parting ways with Spotify and missing out on an Emmy nomination for their Netflix docuseries.

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American director, producer and entertainment coach Paul Duddridge told the Express: "Harry and Meghan may yet turn out to be beneficiaries of the strike. It will give them a much-needed chance to review their creative strategies while using the industry shutdown as cover."

The strikes mean that the couple's first scripted TV Series for Netflix is on hold until the writers and actors are able to work again. Meghan and Harry have been working on a prequel to Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations.

And now Duddridge thinks this could be their big change to "salvage their image with a critical success in the creative sphere".

He added: "They should grab this opportunity with both hands. It may be their last."

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It comes amid reports Harry is missing his UK-based family "more than ever" this summer as his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton have family fun on holiday. Harry and Meghan stepped down from Royal duties in 2020, with the couple moving to America. They now reside in sunny California in a sprawling mansion in Montecito with their children, Archie and Lilibet.

But despite having moved away and on with his life, Harry is said to be a little sad that he's missing out on what the Royals are getting up to this summer. Usually he'd be enjoying some downtime in Norfolk at the Sandringham estate, but instead he and Meghan are said to be "trying to rescue their ailing brand".

This comes as reports swirl that the couple are facing problems following on from their brutal Spotify axe and Emmys snub, with them apparently looking to move from Montecito to Malibu. As well as all of this, Harry is reported to be gearing up to take a solo trip to Africa for a project with Netflix, while Meghan is said to have set up shop in a hotel suite to set her plans in motion for becoming a "Hollywood power player".

Jessica Gibb

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