The company in question, Fame by Sheeraz, is run by Sheeraz Hasan, who is described on the business’s website as “an entrepreneur, social media expert and internationally acclaimed real-time amplification and media strategist.” It also says that he counts the likes of Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, and more A-listers as clients. Among other services, Fame by Sheeraz seems to connect celebrities and influencers with companies looking to promote their products.
On Saturday, Fame by Sheeraz posted on Instagram, purporting to reveal its latest get: the Duke and Duchess of Sussex joining the fold. “Sheeraz, Inc is now taking appearance and endorsement requests for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle @sussexroyal Sheeraz, Inc clients from Middle East, India, US and Asia can send us official offers and we will take them directly to their representatives,” the post read.
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Sheeraz, Inc is now taking appearance and endorsement requests for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle @sussexroyal Sheeraz, Inc clients from Middle East, India, US and Asia can send us official offers and we will take them directly to their representatives. #sheeraz #sheerazinc #sheerazhasan #fame #famebysheeraz @famebysheeraz
Just one day later, Buckingham Palace issued a denial. According to the Sun, the Palace says it’s “categorically untrue” that Harry and Meghan have enlisted Fame by Sheeraz’s services.
Fame by Sheeraz’s claims (and the Palace’s retort) come as royal watchers wonder what commercial deals Harry and Meghan will pursue, now that they have stepped back from their roles as working royals.
In a statement released by Buckingham Palace last month, outlining how the couple’s relationship with the royal family would work going forward, it noted that “the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty.” However, Harry and Meghan won’t require the Queen (or any other Windsor’s) sign-off to strike a deal.