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What's next for Harry and Meghan?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 18:  Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022 in New York City. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is the keynote speaker during the United Nations General assembly to mark the observance of Nelson Mandela International Day where the 2020 U.N. Nelson Mandela Prize will be awarded to Mrs. Marianna Vardinogiannis of Greece and Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea.  (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
Prince Harry was the keynote speaker at the U.N. General Assembly in New York last July, as part of his dedication to "service". (Getty Images)

Harry and Meghan have had a busy few months with the release of several high profile projects being released since Queen Elizabeth's death in September 2022.

Archetypes — Meghan's Spotify original podcast — released its first episode at the end of August, but when the Queen died, the release of further episodes was delayed until the official mourning period had ended out of respect to the late monarch.

The podcast tackled stereotypical ideas about women and gender, with a host of Meghan's famous friends and respected academics and activists appearing as guests. It also briefly knocked the Joe Rogan Experience from the top spot on the podcast charts.

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Then came the couple's much anticipated Netflix documentary series, in which viewers were given never before seen insight into their love story and some explosive claims about the palace's relationship with the press.

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Intimate glimpses into Harry and Meghan's private life are provided in their Netflix documentary. (Getty Images)

Then came Harry's record-breaking memoir, Spare, which provided more details into the allegations Harry has made against the Royal Family, including that Camilla had leaked stories about him to the press in order to rehabilitate her public reputation.

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So, what's next for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex?

Invictus Games documentary

When Harry and Meghan signed their Netflix deal it was reported to include all sorts of content over a number of years — the six-episode documentary about their own lives was only part of it.

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at The Land Rover Driving Challenge during the Invictus Games at Zuiderpark on April 16, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan cheering on competitors at the Invictus Games in April at the Hague, one of Harry's most important charitable causes. (Getty Images)

The New York Times reported that the content would range from "documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows [to] children's programming".

Pearl, an animated series created by Meghan for kids, has already been tabled.

Heart of Invictus, however, is going full steam ahead, and will debut this summer on the streaming platform.

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"This new series from Archewell Productions follows a group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe – all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses – on their road to competing at the Invictus Games." Netflix have said in a statement.

The Invictus Games has long been a passion project for Harry, who founded them back in 2014. He will be both an on-camera presence in the series and an executive producer.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 06: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry plays sitting Volleyball during the launch of the Invictus Games at the Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on March 6, 2014 in London, England. The Invictus Games for wounded, injured and sick service personnel will use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of those who serve the country. Prince Harry has brought the Games to the UK following a trip to see the Warrior Games in Colorado in 2013. 300 competitors from around the world will take part in the games from the 10th-14th September. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Harry playing sitting volleyball at the first Invictus Games in 2014. (Getty Images)

Meghan's own tell-all book

While the idea has been floated in the press and its likelihood been debated by commentators, for now it seems unlikely that the duchess will follow in her husband's autobiographical footsteps.

Sources speaking to Entertainment Tonight earlier this month confirmed that Meghan has no current plans to write a tell-all.

However, the duchess has previously penned a children's book, The Bench, and previously wrote a blog - The Tig - so she's no stranger to the literary world.

A sequel to Spare?

Harry admitted in a recent interview with the Telegraph that he has enough material for a second book. However, that doesn't mean it is that likely there will be one, at least anytime soon.

Speaking to journalist Bryony Gordon, the royal said that while the final edit of his book was 416 pages, the first draft was "over 800".

"It could have been two books, put it that way", he told her.

ITV TO SHOW UK EXCLUSIVE PRINCE HARRY INTERVIEW WITH TOM BRADBY PRODUCED BY ITN PRODUCTIONS HARRY: THE INTERVIEWSunday January 8th at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX Pictured: (l-r) Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex interviewed by Tom Bradby in California.ITV will show an exclusive interview with Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, next Sunday in which he will talk in-depth to Tom Bradby, journalist and ITV News at Ten presenter, covering a range of subjects including his personal relationships, never-before-heard details surrounding the death of his mother, Diana, and a look ahead at his future. The 90 minute programme, produced by ITN Productions for ITV, will be broadcast two days before Prince Harry’s autobiography ‘Spare’ is published on 10 January, by Transworld.The book has been billed by publisher Penguin Random House as “a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief”.Filmed in California, where Harry now lives, Harry: The Interview, sees the Prince go into unprecedented depth and detail on life in and out of the Royal Family.Speaking to Tom Bradby, who he has known for more than 20 years, Prince Harry shares his personal story, in his own words.Michael Jermey, ITV Director of News and Current Affairs, said: “It is extremely rare for a member of the Royal Family to speak so openly about their experience at the heart of the institution. “Tom Bradby’s interview with Prince Harry will be a programme that everyone with an informed opinion on the monarchy should want to watch.
Harry only undertook a few promotional interviews for Spare, including one with Tom Bradby who he is also known to be friendly with. (ITV)

Much of this material, he admitted was cut to spare his family's blushes and to ensure there was still some potential for reconciliation between him and the rest of the Windsor's.

"It's impossible to tell my story without them in it, because they play such a crucial part in it. And also because you need to understand the characters and personalities of everyone within the book. But there are some things that have happened, especially between me and my brother, and to some extent between me and my father, that I just don't want the world to know. Because I don't think they would ever forgive me."

It was reported that Harry's deal with his publisher, Penguin Random House, was one for multiple books, so it seems likely Spare won't be his only foray into a career as an author, but whether another memoir is on the cards, remains to be seen.

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