Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Former Chief-Of-Staff Makes A Bold Prediction About Their Future

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have the world at their fingertips after stepping down as senior members of the royal family and moving out of the UK. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no choice but to earn their own money after being cut off financially by the royal family, according to Vanity Fair. It seems the couple planned for this, however, and made deals with Spotify and Netflix nearly straight away, ensuring that there was an opportunity to earn a living. 

Although Harry and Meghan are currently on a work hiatus following the birth of their daughter, Lilibet Diana, it is believed that they have big things planned in the coming year. Not only are they expected to have a podcast, but they've already inked a deal to bring a series about the Invictus Games to Netflix in 2022, according to Town & Country – Harry will serve as executive-producer for the doc. And while everyone seems busy trying to figure out how Harry and Meghan will fare — whether they will be successful in their post-royal-life endeavors or not — there is one person in particular who has made a bold statement about the couple's potential future. Keep reading to find out what Harry and Meghan's former chief-of-staff had to say.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's future looks bright

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's former chief-of-staff, Catherine St-Laurent, has very high hopes for the couple. Of her position working for them, St-Laurent told The Cut that "it was an incredible experience. They are incredibly talented and creative leaders. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to do that, to be able to be with them on their journey. The time that I spent with them was incredibly fulfilling."

St-Laurent went on to tell The Cut that she strongly feels that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have the potential to become "very influential leaders" specifically in the "social-impact space." St-Laurent (who also worked for Melinda and Bill Gates) left her position as chief-of-staff back in March, but she still remains an ally to the couple, serving as a senior adviser for the Archewell foundation, according to Express. It sounds like she plans on continuing to support Harry and Meghan as they venture out with their various plans. "I look forward to continuing to be a part of that," St-Laurent told The Cut. The report indicates that St-Laurent quit her position in order to start her own company; Acora Partners, a "boutique philanthropic advising and social-impact consulting firm," was founded by St-Laurent in April.

Royal expert predicts Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be successful in America

Facilitating a plan to leave the UK may have not been the easiest thing that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had to do in their lives, but they seems to be doing just fine living in America. Following their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired back on March 7, the couple's popularity in the UK has dropped significantly over the past few months, but there has been a "surge" in The States, according to Forbes. And while Harry and Meghan will undoubtedly have to keep up with various business deals in order to support their family and their lifestyle, it may not be that difficult for them after all. 

"'Possibly too much is expected by the Brits from England's one-time most eligible bachelor and his actress wife," socialite Christina Oxenberg wrote in Tatler, according to the Daily Mail. "To be adored in America, all Harry and Meghan need to do is pick up a dog from a shelter. Americans are easy to please. What draws scorn in England will be applauded in the States," she added. Given this information, it seems as though Catherine St-Laurent's prediction about Harry and Meghan may end up being correct — it seems that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will thrive in the U.S.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might be good role models

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not been shy when it comes to speaking out about the struggles they've both endured, and a lot of people — particularly young people — seem to respect them for it. In fact, a poll conducted by "stem4" back in June shows that Harry and Meghan are actually the "most respected" royals after Queen Elizabeth, according to the Independent. Voters who took part in the poll felt that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are "brave and resilient, and even when things go wrong, they carry on." 

The founder and CEO of the company released a statement about the poll, saying "to earn the respect of young people today you don't need to earn a fortune or have good looks. It's far more important that you show bravery, resilience and compassion for others and for nature," Dr Nihara Krause said, according to the Independent. It seems as though Harry and Meghan may be on to something when it comes to influencing others, which is exactly what Catherine St-Laurent has suggested in her interview with The Cut.