Lisa Wilkinson slates Meghan Markle's new venture: 'I'd go quiet'

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·2-min read

It’s been a big week for Meghan Markle, first announcing she’s invested in a milk alternative startup and then revealing she’s releasing a podcast with her husband, Prince Harry.

However, Aussie TV host, Lisa Wilkinson, believes the sideline gigs are a bad idea for the former senior royals.

Lisa Wilkinson on The Project
Lisa Wilkinson has slated Meghan Markle's new investment in a startup company. Photo: Channel 10

Speaking on The Project, Lisa said she believes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex need to retreat away from the spotlight.

“I admired the fact that she couldn’t care less what the trolls think. Good for her. She is supporting an all-female run business,” Lisa started.

“If I was Meghan and Harry, I’d go quiet. I’d go off and make really good documentaries for Netflix. Little sideline things don’t help.”

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Yesterday, it was announced Meghan has invested in a milk alternative startup. Photo: Getty Images

Lisa’s comments came after it was revealed that Meghan has partnered up with Clevr Blends, a Californian-based female-founded startup.

“This investment is in support of a passionate female entrepreneur who prioritizes building community alongside her business,” the duchess said in a statement.

“I’m proud to invest in Hannah’s commitment to sourcing ethical ingredients and creating a product that I personally love and [that] has a holistic approach to wellness. I believe in her, and I believe in her company.”

Then, today it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are releasing their own podcast exclusively on Spotify, which aims to “build community through shared experience, narratives and values.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch a performance during their visit to Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.
Today, it was revealed Harry and Meghan will release their own podcast. Photo: Getty Images

The Spotify deal is in addition to the Netflix deal the couple secured over the summer.

The $130 million mega-deal with Netflix will see them produce scripted series, documentaries and children’s TV programmes.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their roles as senior royals in March and moved to LA.

Lisa Wilkinson has previously criticised the royal family for their lack of a response after Meghan announced her miscarriage last month.

“It was incredibly moving to read that. It’s also a reminder of why they left the royal family,” Lisa said on The Project.

“You know, Charles Spencer, Diana’s brother, he’s spoken about it, and really sent his deep condolences.

“The royal family, in the meantime, say this is a deeply personal matter, we don’t discuss this.

“So, had Meghan still been part of the royal family, she wouldn’t have been able to share that story and help lots of other women, and couples, going through the same thing.”

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