Harry and Meghan's bold plan to 'expand empire' with celebrity manager

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What do the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and a Pussycat Doll have in common? According to reports by The Sun, they could one day share the same manager.

Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, are said to be keen to sign on Nicole Scherzinger's adviser Ollie Ayling, who has helped the singer secure several multi-million dollar endorsements.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle film an interview with Oprah Winfrey for CBS.
Harry and Meghan are rumoured to be looking for a celebrity manager to help expand their business empire. Photo: CBS.

Sussexes seek celebrity manager

The singer, 42, is rumoured to have pocketed over $18 million for spruiking yoghurt and vitamin brands, deals which Ollie was 'instrumental' in inking.

He has worked with Nicole for seven years, helping her land roles in Disney films like Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet, as well as judging gigs on reality TV shows such as The Masked Singer in the USA and Australia's Got Talent down under.

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The Sussexes are reportedly eyeing Ollie up for a full-time consultant role in a bid to expand their already substantial business empire.

Since quitting the royal family and relocating to the US less than 18 months ago, Harry and Meghan are thought to have amassed a cool $420 million using their well-placed connections.

Nicole Scherzinger wearing a white suit with silver embellishments on the shoulders and sleeves
Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has made millions via her agent, Ollie Ayling. Photo: Instagram/nicolescherzinger.

In September 2020, the couple signed a huge multi-year deal with Netflix, thought to be worth $130 million as well as a $55 million deal with Spotify to produce a podcast series.

And in May this year, Meghan is believed to have received a $90,000 advance ahead of the release of her first children's book, The Bench.

The Sun claims that Ollie has 'had talks' with the US-based royals in California and was 'deemed a perfect fit'.

"Ollie Ayling has been key in guiding Nicole’s career, making her money and keeping her relevant, so he was deemed a perfect fit," a source told the publication.

"The Sussexes are already way more famous than the Pussycat Dolls. Now they want a fortune bigger than Nicole's," they added.

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