MEGHAN Markle "likes to be Queen Bee" and is "jumping into everything she can" with multiple million-dollar deals, a royal expert has said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Foundation yesterday announced a multi-year global partnership with Procter & Gamble.
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The announcement follows a string of lucrative deals firmed up by the couple in recent weeks, including the launch date of Harry's mental health series with Apple TV+ and Meghan's upcoming book, The Bench.
But Royal expert Angela Levin said the couple could be spreading themselves too thin, with Meghan "jumping in wherever she can".
The royal author told The Sun Online: "They seem to be running around and around in every possible direction.
"Perhaps they are excited that people want to give them work, or perhaps they haven’t got the power to see things through.
"They want to jump from one thing to the other – which is not a good thing to do because you spread yourself so thin that in the end there is nothing left of you."
Harry and Meghan's partnership with Procter & Gamble will focus on gender equality, more inclusive online spaces, and resilience and impact through sport.
But Ms Levin, who has long been a critic of Meghan Markle, is unsure what influence the Duchess will have over the multinational consumer goods firm.
"I think she’s jumped in wherever she can and and if she doesn’t like it she will jump out," she said.
"Maybe Meghan thinks she can have a very positive influence on [Procter & Gamble] but the guys who run these enormous organisations are quite tough.
"And I don’t understand quite how she will do that. Is she going to sit in on board meetings, is she going to run the company?
I think it’s all wishy washy as usual. There’s a fog around a lot of what they do and i think this is another foggy deal.
"She always likes to be the Queen Bee. And how is this going to be? Is she going to monitor everything they do?
"If she doesn’t like something or doesn’t think it’s compassionate enough, what will she do? Walk away, shout?
"I think it’s all wishy washy as usual. There’s a fog around a lot of what they do and i think this is another foggy deal."
Procter & Gamble is best known for owning major brands such as Crest, Oral B, Gillette, Pampers and Tampax, with its vast business portfolio including baby, feminine and family care, beauty, fabric and home care, shaving products and healthcare.
And when Meghan was 11, she wrote to the corporation to object to sexism in a dish soap commercial which included the line: “Mothers around America are fighting greasy pots and pans.”
She appeared in an interview with Nick News in 1993 to talk about her campaign, saying she was “furious” at the advert for P&G’s Ivory Clear.
Meghan added: “When they heard this, the boys in my class started saying, ‘Yeah, that’s where women belong – in the kitchen’.”
In 2019, Procter and Gamble reported net sales in 2019 of 67.7 billion dollars.
Announcing the Sussexes partnership wit the firm, the Archewell website said: “Archewell Foundation believes that with community, and through compassionate service to others, we can unleash systemic cultural change.
“In service of doing this, and building more compassionate communities, Archewell Foundation announced a multi-year global partnership today with Procter & Gamble.
"Through Archewell Foundation, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a mission to build a more equitable and just future for women and girls.
“In this partnership, Archewell Foundation and P&G will put a priority focus on gender equity.”
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