Meghan Markle was approached to host an online TV show about princesses and puppies by a US media firm – but seemed to find the idea offensive, it has been claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with Quibi, a streaming platform designed to show short clips on mobile devices, on January 30, 2019, a year before the couple stepped back as senior royals.
During the talk, the platform’s founder Jeffrey Katzenberg suggested Meghan host a show that combined royalty and puppies, according to Mail On Sunday reported.
A source said: ‘Meghan seemed to find that idea offensive and though she was gracious in the moment, people in the room were a bit appalled that this was the pitch to her.’
Mr Katzenberg, who previously headed Disney Studios and helped found DreamWorks studios with Steven Spielberg, started Quibi in August 2018.
But despite £1.3 billion of funding, it collapsed last December.
The Sussexes had reportedly been in talks with the service over a possible sustainable travel programme, Prince Harry’s charities in Africa and Meghan narrating a nature documentary.
The Duke is believed to have had one last meeting with the firm in London in January 2020.