Harry and Meghan ‘as appealing a commercial proposition as Fyre Festival 2.0’

A critic has said that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "look about as appealing a commercial proposition as the Fyre Festival 2.0".

Royal expert Daniela Elser ripped into the Duke and Duchess' ongoing attempts to make it in America following reports that they are set to be producers of the screen adaptation of the novel Meet Me At The Lake.

Netflix has reportedly offered up a seven-figure sum for them to produce the film under their Archewell Productions arm.

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The fiction focuses on two people who become romantically involved in their 30s, much like the Sussexes. It also describes the trauma one character suffers after losing a parent in a car crash as a child.

Discussing Harry and Meghan's Hollywood careers following the end of their Spotify deal, an insider previously told People: “People threw money at them with hopes and dreams that it would translate into success.

“But I think it’s been a rude awakening for everyone — it’s like they built a house with no foundation.”

Elser (writing for news.com.au) seemed to agree as she asked what the royal couple actually bring to the table.

Since signing Netflix and Spotify deals, the Elser claims Meghan and Harry have not done much else besides make “Sussex” a byword for family dysfunction.

She wrote: "And the problem is that this reputational shift, combined with their dearth of content-making skills, experience and, reportedly, listening capabilities, is starting to make them look about as appealing a commercial proposition as the Fyre Festival 2.0.

"But they’re not out for the count yet, no siree. A 'rude awakening', as People put it, might just have been had by bigwigs and a particular duke and duchess, but think of this as the interval.

"So, get your snacks, race to the loo. The second half of the Great Sussex Show is about to start, and no one actually knows where things could end up."

Fyre Festival was a fraudulent luxury music festival founded by con artist Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule with tickets costing up to £75,000.

The event quickly deteriorated as social media-savvy attendees live-tweeted their experience waiting in long lines for registration, fighting over insufficient tents, being provided with inadequate and poor-quality meals, and being locked in an airport terminal without food, water or air conditioning.

It was considered to be the world's biggest festival flop.

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