Victoria Beckham plots 'ultimate revenge' on Meghan Markle amid talks new lifestyle brand may fail

Meghan Markle's foray into the lifestyle business could serve as the "ultimate revenge" for Victoria Beckham amidst their reportedly 'frosty' relationship, according to a brand expert.

Despite previously enjoying a close bond with David and Victoria Beckham, it appears that the relationship between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has cooled in recent years.

Allegations have surfaced suggesting that the tension may have stemmed from Prince Harry accusing Victoria of leaking stories to the media, an accusation that reportedly left David "furious".

This year, Meghan made a soft launch of her new lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard, but there are whispers that the venture might not succeed, which would be the "ultimate" triumph for Victoria, the Express reports.

Speaking to the Sun, brand expert and Director at Borne Media, Denise Palmer-Davies, remarked: "It is a difficult market to crack - even Victoria has had her obstacles - as it is so saturated.

Victoria and David Beckham attending the Sussexes's wedding in 2018 -Credit:Getty
Victoria and David Beckham attending the Sussexes's wedding in 2018 -Credit:Getty

"But given their fallout, the sceptic in me wonders if she'd be secretly pleased if it did backfire. That would be the ultimate revenge wouldn't it? ".

The discussion comes in the wake of the Beckhams' docuseries, which debuted last October and became Netflix's most-watched show in 2023, amassing a staggering 208.5 million hours viewed.

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In contrast, the docuseries featuring Harry and Meghan, released on the same streaming service in 2022, only clocked in 72.9 million hours watched over the course of that year.

Observers have noted that while viewership typically wanes over time, the significant drop in numbers for the Sussexes could also be attributed to the couple's portrayal in their series.

Whilst some viewers labelled the pair as "whiny", others criticised Meghan for "mocking" her initial curtsy to the deceased Queen Elizabeth.

Meanwhile, the Beckhams were applauded in their documentary for their honesty about the hard parts of David's footballing career with the scenes from their family life continuing to gain popularity on social media.

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