Meghan Markle, 39, has invested in a start-up business which makes instant oat milk lattes. The move marks the beginning of the Duchess of Sussex establishing herself as an investor with a focus on supporting female-founded companies. But commentator Kevin Maguire has said her royal title along with Prince Harry’s should be taken away. Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Mr Maguire said: “All these ludicrous titles should go anyway.
“It’s not just this rather gruesome pair, it’s everybody else with these titles.
“But you could take them away. I don’t think they’re the biggest scandal in the Royal Family at the moment.”
Meghan quit as a senior working royal in March for a life of personal and financial freedom.
She and Harry had hoped for a dual role, earning their own money and supporting the Queen, but it was not possible and could have led to accusations they were profiting from the monarchy.
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Commentator Andrew Pierce branded the investment deal “tacky”.
He told GMB host Piers Morgan claimed “sources close to the Palace” are “just not happy about this overt, commercial activity”.
He said: “It’s tacky, it’s royals for hire, royals for rent.
“I remember Prince Michael of Kent in America many years ago was flogging bits of royal memorabilia on American TV programmes, it was stopped within days by the Queen.
Meghan, who this year secured a multimillion-pound deal with Netflix, is beginning to build a portfolio of investments, and her involvement with Clevr Blends is the first to be made public.
The Duchess said in a statement: “This investment is in support of a passionate female entrepreneur who prioritises building community alongside her business.
“I’m proud to invest in Hannah’s commitment to sourcing ethical ingredients and creating a product that I personally love and has a holistic approach to wellness.
“I believe in her and I believe in her company.”