MEGHAN has sparked new concerns at Buckingham Palace — by using a Hollywood agent, lawyer and business manager.
The secret US team is looking after her future career — and believed to be in negotiations for her first children’s book.
Meghan Markle’s decision to hire a secret Hollywood team to manage her future career has sparked concern at Buckingham Palace[/caption]
Meghan is thought to be planning on releasing her first children’s book with the help of the new Hollywood team[/caption]
But royal insiders say such matters would normally be handled “exclusively” by Palace staff.
Full-time royal Meghan is being advised “on the quiet” by agent Nick Collins, business manager Andrew Meyer and attorney Rick Genow.
Collins works for her former talent agency The Gersh Company, whose clients include Tobey Maguire and Jamie Foxx.
An assistant there recently told a company wanting to work with Meghan that Collins could contact her or reply on her behalf.
Our Hollywood insider revealed: “He filters the deals and passes them on to Meghan.”
But a senior royal insider said the team’s “role in ongoing projects like her children’s book” is “concerning” the Palace.
Meghan, 38, believes the book — which she has already written — will be a sensation with the right launch.
But the source said: “As a full-time member of the Royal Family, it would be the expectation for that type of work to be exclusively handled by Palace staff who balance individual desire over what’s right for the wider institution.”
They went on: “It is clear she is wanting to keep surrounding herself with her Hollywood people. That wasn’t the expectation.”
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She may spend part of the year in the US in future, it is believed.
It comes days after we revealed she hired a controversial Hollywood crisis-management PR firm.
Buckingham Palace said last night: “Rick, Andrew and Nick have been legal, financial and business advisers to the Duchess for many years during her career in the US and remain friends.”
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