Meghan Markle could reportedly make $1 million per post in her Instagram return

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Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex applauds at the end of her speech on stage during the annual One Young World Summit at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, north-west England on September 5, 2022. - The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together young people from over 190 countries around the world to come together to confront the biggest challenges facing humanity. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The Duchess of Sussex’s return to Instagram could see her earning “$1 million and up” per product post, a similar fee commanded by the Kardashian family, an expert has suggested.

Meghan Markle first announced that she was returning to the social media platform in an interview with The Cut last year, two years after her and the Duke of Sussex’s official account @sussexroyal was deactivated.

She told the magazine then: “Do you want to know a secret? I’m getting back on Instagram.”

Meghan Markle The Prince and Princess of Wales Accompanied By The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Greet Wellwishers Outside Windsor Castle
Meghan Duchess of Sussex as she meets well-wishers at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022. (Photo by Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Earlier this month, an unverified Instagram account with the handle @meghan appeared on the platform, with a picture of pink flowers as the profile picture. According to multiple reports, the account belongs to the duchess.

The account has amassed 88.4k followers at the time of writing, although it has no posts and does not follow anyone. A source close to the Sussexes’ team was quoted by The Mail on Sundays saying: “Yes, that’s her. Expect an announcement very soon. She’s coming back.”

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrives at the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala at the Hilton Midtown in New York on December 6, 2022. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Social media expert and advisor Eric Schiffer also told the newspaper that Meghan’s return to Instagram will not “surprise anyone,” adding that the duchess now has a new talent manager and social media is “the next logical step.”

In April, Meghan signed with major talent agency WME, representing some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Rihanna, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Matt Damon.

Ari Emanuel will reportedly represent the royal, whose client list includes Mark Wahlberg, Martin Scorsese, and Charlize Theron.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen during The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Schiffer, who advises reality stars from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and case members from the US version of Dragon’s Den, predicted that Meghan’s Instagram account will “quickly become one of the most followed accounts on Instagram.”

He added: “You have celebrities like the Kardashians who can command US$1m (£790k) and up for a single post promoting a product. There is no reason Meghan couldn’t be earning those sorts of fees.”

However, the royal would have to be careful to “avoid being seen to be hawking every product under the sun,” the expert warned. He expected Meghan to “align with quality brands and companies” that match her own beliefs.


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