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British expats list offbeat jobs for ex-royal couple

Filed on January 20, 2020 | Last updated on January 20, 2020 at 04.55 am
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They have decided to split their time between Canada and the UK and to be financially independent.

A reality TV show, selling limited-edition merchandise or working as a lumberjack: British expats in the UAE may be far from the royal drama but have their own ideas on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new employment.

There has been a media frenzy since the UK's Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan Markle announced they will be making a royal exit, dropping their 'His/Her Royal Highness' titles. They have decided to split their time between Canada and the UK and to be financially independent.

"Maybe they'll own their own reality TV show called 'Harry and Megz Star on the Simple Life'," said British expat Jade Worsley. "After seeing the statement from the Queen today, I think it's very sad for her. She has worked hard her whole life to make sure the royal family and their children stay well in the spotlight.

Meghan Markle came along - she was an actor first, who wanted fame and fortune. Then she met Prince Harry and pretended that she didn't know who he was. Well, I don't believe that."

"Moving to Canada is the right move but splitting from the Royals is not. All of his friends and family are in the UK. In Canada, I don't understand - it's all her friends and family.

Meanwhile, fast food joint Burger King offered Prince Harry a job, tweeting: "@harry, this royal family offers part-time positions".

"Hopefully, they'll end up coming back. I heard Burger King has offered Prince Harry a job: Can you imagine Prince Harry doing a nine to five? I can't. She wants to do the voiceover stuff and, who knows, maybe she'll get back to acting," added Worsley.

British expat Victoria Machin said there are plenty of ways the two can be earning an income. She "doesn't blame them" for resigning from duties as "the Press have done nothing but scrutinise them since they have been together. "It must have taken its toll on their relationship and the young family dynamics.

I'm not sure how exactly it will work as they are still two of the most famous faces in the world. I can't imagine Harry flying under the radar and putting in shifts at Tim Horton's," she said.

"I hope they will continue with their philanthropy. Jobs wise, maybe Harry would end up in some sort of financial role (although I do like the thought of him being a ski-instructor or a lumberjack in Canada) and I think Meghan will go back to acting. I think the merchandise is already on sale, so they need to put a spin on it - make it 'Limited Edition' Yeezy's designed by Prince Harry. Alternatively, go strong on the Megxit slogan merchandise."

Another British expat in Dubai, Christopher Young, said Prince Harry can work as a "financial consultant" and Markle can go back to acting. "They have loads they can do," Young said.

Staff Reporter

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