Prince Harry “has to find his own identity” in California is he is going to “keep up” with his wife Meghan Markle, a talent manager has warned.
Prince Harry has been working hard to keep up with the changing definitions of what it takes to be a celebrity, using his status to stand up for good causes as he follows in the footsteps of his mother, Princess Dianna.
However, the critics of the former Royal have speculated that the 36-year-old is looking for his next move to stay relevant – and not fall behind his wife Meghan.
British talent manager, Jonathan Shalit believes that despite the fact that the monarchy has always been higher up than celebrity status, he will be searching for the next cause to maximise his image and in-turn, his income.
Shalit told the Telegraph: “Like corporate responsibility – this is celebrity responsibility. There’s been a shift in people’s mindsets.
“Two, three years ago the mindset was: ‘What’s in it for me, how can I get paid a shedload of dosh, how can I maximise my income?’ Now people desire to give back and give back support to the community.
“Many celebrities are very responsible in trying to use the strength of their platform to help others.
“For Harry to keep up with his wife, he’s got to find his own name and identity and this is the start. He doesn’t need celebrity. When you’re Royal, you’re the biggest celebrity in the world. But what this does is allow Harry to have relevance.”
Shalit, who has met with Meghan several times described her as a “hugely astute woman, very bright, incredibly impressive” leading him to believe that the Prince is trying hard to match the status of his high-achieving wife.
In terms of qualifications, the Duchess of Sussex is more employable than her husband as the former American actress left school with two A-levels before training at Sandhurst Military Academy, it is Meghan – a Northwestern University graduate with a successful acting career under her belt.
But Shalit said that in order for Harry to match the success of the mother of his children he must “find his own name and identity and this is the start.”