The writer of the novel, purchased by Harry and Meghan for an estimated £3 million, is a fan of the Sussexes and was left in tears watching their marriage ceremony in 2018.
Carley Fortune, a Canadian author and journalist based mostly in Toronto, awakened at 4 a.m. to observe the royal marriage ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor because the Sussexes tied the knot in a ceremony that was broadcast to tens of millions internationally. complete world.
After seeing the Duchess in her marriage ceremony gown designed by Clare Waight Keller, she tweeted, “Meghan Markle pulls up at the chapel and I feel very tearful! Maybe it’s the four o’clock start in the morning.’
The Duke and Duchess have reportedly bought the rights to Fortune’s second novel Meet Me At The Lake – a romance about two people who meet by chance at two different stages in their lives – to produce a television adaptation for Netflix.
The novel, set in the lakes of Ontario and the city of Toronto, is said to have captured the imagination of the Sussexes – perhaps because of Meghan’s connection to the Canadian city, where she lived when she was filming Suits.
Carley Fortune, author of Meet Me At The Lake, is a fan of the Sussexes
An insider told the Sun“The themes of the book grabbed the couple and it was chosen for their first adaptation with Netflix.”
The challenge comes after the pair misplaced their reported £18 million take care of Spotify following a collection of Meghan’s podcast Archetypes.
While Fortune has but to touch upon the reported deal, she’ll seemingly be completely satisfied at hand over the rights to the Duke and Duchess.
The writer and mom of two has revealed that she is a fan of Suits, beforehand sharing on Twitter that she was binge-watching the authorized drama, which was Meghan’s massive break within the leisure business.
On Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage ceremony day, Carley revealed she awakened at 4 a.m. to observe the ceremony on TV and mentioned it made her “tear”
Meet Me At The Lake is the second novel by the New York Times bestselling writer, about two individuals who fall in love after an opportunity encounter a number of years after they first met
Shortly earlier than Harry and Meghan tied the knot, Fortune tweeted, “I’m binging my way through Suits. I felt a little sheepish about it at first, but I’ve decided to own my fandom. PAST ROCKS, YOU! (I think Meghan Markle is going somewhere).’
Some PR experts have questioned why the novel, the New York Times bestselling author’s second project, was sold to the Sussexes when it could have gone to more experienced producers. However, Fortune’s apparent fondness for the pair may explain the decision.
Despite knowing that royal life wasn’t “a world they wanted for their family,” as one pal claimed, Harry and Meghan have confronted some harsh realities since they left to maneuver their youngsters away from the limelight of the agency.
Having signed giant multi-million pound offers with giants Netflix and Spotify, in addition to Harry’s personal guide deal, they’ve since confronted hurdles, together with the lack of the Spotify partnership.
Meghan hosted a collection of her Archetype podcast on the platform, however it has not been renewed by the streaming service and the couple introduced in June that that they had ‘mutually’ agreed to half methods. They’ve additionally struggled to interrupt into Hollywood, regardless of Meghan’s background as an actress in Suits.
While their docuseries Harry and Meghan has been broadly considered all over the world, consultants say their model is a tricky promote as a result of drama surrounding it that raises buyer expectations.
But Harry is at present engaged on a collection centered across the Invictus Games, which he has arrange as a possibility for ex-servicemen to train in an analogous solution to the Paralympics or Commonwealth Games. Heart of Invictus is predicted to launch on Netflix later this yr.