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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could have been paid £775,000 for JP Morgan speech about being in therapy for seven years

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry could have been paid up to £775,000 to speak at the star-studded JP Morgan summit this week.

During his keynote speech in Miami on Thursday, Harry, 35, told US bankers he had been in therapy for seven years to cope with the loss of his mum Princess Diana.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could have been paid up to £775,000 for their speech at a JP Morgan summit on Thursday
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could have been paid up to £775,000 for their speech at a JP Morgan summit on ThursdayCredit: Getty Images - Getty

Now an American PR expert has claimed the couple could have netted between £387,000 and £775,000 - which equates to $1 million - for the gig.

Ronn Torossian, CEO of New York-based firm 5W Public Relations, told the Mail: "Harry and Meghan will be the highest-paid speakers that exist on the corporate market.

"I would not be shocked if they earned in excess of $1million (£775,000). Over the year their earning power could be unlimited."

The event took place at Miami's luxury 1 Hotel - where the couple are expected to have had a suite
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The event took place at Miami's luxury 1 Hotel - where the couple are expected to have had a suite Credit: @1hotels
Their expenses alone could have cost almost £200,000, according to the American PR expert
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Their expenses alone could have cost almost £200,000, according to the American PR expertCredit: @1hotels

Ronn also reckons their expenses would have cost thousands for the event, which took place at the luxury 1 Hotel.

He said: "One would imagine they flew privately from Canada to Miami, had a hotel suite, and hair and make-up artist, which could cost $100,000 (£77,000) to $250,000 (£193,000) in expenses."

Sources at the event also revealed how Meghan, 38, and Harry had a hefty security entourage in tow.

Until now, the Sussexes have been "prohibited from earning any income in any form".

Speaking at the event, Harry revealed he has been in therapy for seven years to cope weith the loss of his mum Princess Diana
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Speaking at the event, Harry revealed he has been in therapy for seven years to cope weith the loss of his mum Princess DianaCredit: Getty Images - Getty

But experts think they will now join the world's top speakers by demanding hundreds of thousands of pounds for a single address at private events.

The Miami summmit was their first public appearance as a couple since quitting as senior royals last month.

Meghan introduced her husband at Thursday's event, where Harry discussed Megxit and the impact of losing Diana in a car crash in 1997.

A source told Page Six: "Harry spoke about mental health and how he has been in therapy for the past three years to try to overcome the trauma of losing his mother.

“He talked about how the events of his childhood affected him and that he has been talking to a mental health professional.

“Harry also touched on Megxit, saying while it has been very difficult on him and Meghan, he does not regret their decision to step down as senior royals because he wants to protect his family. He does not want Meghan and their son Archie to go through what he did as a child."

Earlier today, we revealed how Meghan and Harry plan to do "great philanthropic work" after leaving the Royal Family, according to their pal David Furnish.

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