Harry and Meghan 'earned $1million' for speaking at exclusive event in Miami

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly earned $1million for their first joint event since announcing they are leaving royal duties behind for financial freedom.

Harry and Meghan attended a JP Morgan event in Miami, Florida, where the duke gave a speech on Thursday at a luxury beachfront hotel.

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They spoke at a JP Morgan-sponsored alternative investment summit in Florida. (AP) [file photo]

The event organisers refused to say whether the royal couple were paid a fee, but according to The Times they reportedly earned $1million (£760,000) for the speaking engagement.

Details have not been released about why the couple attended the event, but a number of charitable organisations have been featured at what has been described as the JP Morgan summit at the 1 Hotel in Miami’s South Beach.

The event took place at 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami. (Google)
The event took place at 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami. (Google)

During the appearance The Duke of Sussex reportedly revealed he has been in therapy for the past few years coping with the loss of his mother.

Harry also said he did not regret stepping down as a senior royal, as he did not want Meghan and son Archie to experience what he went through when younger.

The New York Post reported Harry attended the event in Miami on Thursday and the newspaper quoted a source as saying: “Harry spoke about mental health and how he has been in therapy for the past few years to try to overcome the trauma of losing his mother.

“He talked about how the events of his childhood affected him and that he has been talking to a mental health professional.


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“Harry also touched on Megxit, saying while it has been very difficult on him and Meghan, he does not regret their decision to step down as senior royals because he wants to protect his family. He does not want Meghan and their son Archie to go through what he did as a child.”

Before Harry spoke at the event, said to have attended by billionaires, American breakfast show presenter Gayle King, who attended Meghan’s baby shower in New York, introduced the duchess who spoke about her love for Harry, the US newspaper reported.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “I can confirm reports the Sussexes attended a JP Morgan gathering in Miami yesterday, where the Duke spoke.”

A spokesman for JP Morgan declined to comment.

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