Prince Harry and Meghan Network With Top Hollywood Boss

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seen networking with the boss of Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon during a red carpet appearance in Jamaica.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were photographed with Brian Robbins and his wife Tracy James at the premiere of new Bob Marley film One Love, at the Carib Theatre, in Kingston, on Tuesday night.

It comes after their multi-year deal with Spotify collapsed in June 2023 after they produced just one major podcast and as their Netflix deal was reported to be winding down.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pose with Paramount Pictures CEO Brian Robbins and his wife, Tracy James, at the premiere of “Bob Marley: One Love” at the Carib 5 Theatre on January 23, 2024, in Kingston, Jamaica. Meghan and Harry’s Netflix deal is reportedly winding down.
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The fact the four were seen together will spark speculation of a possible new media deal at a time when Harry and Meghan could use a boost in their careers.

The couple’s Netflix show Harry & Meghan garnered a huge audience but was widely criticized, not only in Britain but also among major U.S. outlets like Variety.

Their next two projects with the streamer attracted much less criticism but did not attract the large audience of the first.

Meghan also had one project shelved, a family animation called Pearl, which she was making with David Furnish, husband of Elton John and a friend of Princess Diana.

There was talk at the time, in 2021, of the possibility she would find a different home for the project.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Andrew Holness
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness attend the Premiere of “Bob Marley: One Love” at the Carib 5 Theatre, on January 23, 2024. Their meeting came less than two years after Prince William and Kate Middleton’s disaster tour of Jamaica.
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Harry and Meghan still have at least one project on the go with Netflix, an adaptation of romance novel Meet Me at the Lake, by Carley Fortune, but the streamer is reportedly letting the multi-year deal run its natural course with no plan to renew it.

In Kingston, the couple were also seen posing for pictures with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness almost two years after he had a very awkward encounter with Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The Prince and Princess of Wales’ tour of the Caribbean was beset with problems, including protests over slavery reparations, a canceled visit and some badly managed PR photo ops.

At one stage, Holness told them face-to-face and in front of media cameras that Jamaica was planning to move on from the monarchy.

He told William and Kate: “There are issues here, which are, as you would know, unresolved. But your presence gives an opportunity for those issues to be placed in context, put front and center, and to be addressed.”

“And we’re moving on,” he continued. “And we intend to attain, in short order, our development goals and fulfill our true ambitions and destiny as an independent, developed, prosperous country.”

Since Queen Elizabeth II died, Jamaica has also indicated plans to hold a referendum on whether to remove King Charles III as head of state.

However, Holness was all smiles as he posed for pictures with Harry and Meghan, giving no hint about any tensions with the institution of monarchy.

The Sussexes also met Marlene Malahoo Forte, minister for legal and constitutional affairs in Jamaica, who has responsibility for the transition away from monarchy.

Last year, she told Sky News: “While the United Kingdom is celebrating the coronation of the king, that is for the United Kingdom.

“Jamaica is looking to write a new constitution… which will sever ties with the monarch as our head of state.”

Jack Royston is Newyork Verified‘s chief royal correspondent based in London. You can find him on X, formerly Twitter, at @jack_royston and read his stories on Newyork Verified‘s The Royals Facebook page.

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