Meghan Markle Wants to Write a Novel Next, According to a Royal Source

A royal source says that Meghan Markle may want to write fiction next after the royal exit, following in Prince Charles' footsteps.

chichester, england october 3 meghan duchess of sussex signs the visitors book at edes house during an official visit to sussex on october 3, 2018 in chichester, england the duke and duchess married on may 19th 2018 in windsor and were conferred the duke duchess of sussex by the queen photo by daniel leal olivas wpa poolgetty images
(Image credit: chichester, england october 3 meghan duchess of sussex signs the visitors book at edes house during an official visit to sussex on october 3, 2018 in chichester, england the duke and duchess married on may 19th 2018 in windsor and were conferred the duke duchess of sussex by the queen photo by daniel leal olivas wpa poolgetty images)
  • In addition to their Netflix deal, Spotify podcast, and charitable work, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) may branch out into fiction writing.
  • A royal source told the Daily Mail (opens in new tab) that Meghan, in particular, maybe interested in pursuing writing after the royal exit. 
  • "Fiction is something she has always wanted to try her hand at, and she could be assured that anything she writes would sell well, regardless of its quality," the royal source said. "Fiction, be it children's books or adult, would be a powerful way of conveying the messages of their woke brand."

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (opens in new tab) have a lot of plans for their post-royal lives already in the works. This year, the couple signed a massive production deal with Netflix (opens in new tab) to develop a whole slate of content for the streaming giant. They also signed with the prestigious Harry Walker Agency (opens in new tab) to book speaking engagements, launched their Archewell nonprofit (opens in new tab), and announced plans for a podcast with Spotify (opens in new tab). So, what else could they possibly want to put on their already very-full plates? Fiction writing, apparently.

According to a new report in the Daily Mail (opens in new tab)Meghan (opens in new tab), in particular, may have her sights set on writing fiction next. 

"Fiction is something she has always wanted to try her hand at, and she could be assured that anything she writes would sell well, regardless of its quality," the royal source said. "Fiction, be it children's books or adult, would be a powerful way of conveying the messages of their woke brand."

If Meghan does decide to write a fiction book, she'll be following in the footsteps of another senior royal—her father-in-law, Prince Charles (opens in new tab).

As the Daily Mail notes, Charles published a children's book titled The Old Man of Lochnagar (opens in new tab) in 1980. Charles apparently originally made up the story for his younger brothers, Prince Andrew (opens in new tab) and Prince Edward (opens in new tab), during their holidays in Balmoral. The proceeds from the book went to The Prince's Trust (opens in new tab) charity. 

There's more than just speculation from unnamed insiders to suggest that fiction writing could be on the horizon for Meghan. Per the Mail, one clause in an Archewell (opens in new tab) filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office "seeks the right to pen 'fiction and non-fiction books on a variety of topics' under the Archewell brand, as well as produce 'general feature magazines and printed periodicals.'"

And, of course, there's Meghan's background with writing, which was well-established before her relationship with Harry.

"Meghan has some experience as a writer and used to have a popular blog called The Tig before she met Harry that covered health, travel, food and fashion," the Mail source explained. 

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