The Duchess of Sussex has reportedly parted ways with her ‘dream team’ advisor Nick Collins, but it is claimed there is ‘no bad blood’ between the two.
Nick reportedly went on to be the 39-year-old’s agent after promising to give up show business when she got engaged to Prince Harry in 2017.
It is claimed that he helped her plan ‘Megxit’, which saw Meghan and Harry abandon the royal family to move abroad with their baby Archie.
Sources told DailyMail.com that Meghan no longer uses Collins as her agent.
Meghan and Harry signed up with a number of lucrative ventures, including a giant $ 100 million deal with Netflix, a multi-million dollar podcast with Spotify, which led the couple to hire a new in-house team.
However, Nick, who is a partner of Tinseltown’s main contract manufacturers, The Gersh Agency, will remain as a “consultant” for pregnant Meghan.
Nick was one of the few American guests at the Sussex wedding at Windsor Castle.
He was also named by insiders as a “key advisor and independent voice” to the couple as they made plans to build their new careers in California.
In 2020, it was revealed that Meghan had kept Nick as her agent after joining the Royal Family.
This caused controversy at the time as she vowed to stop working as an actress.
In addition to her business activities, Markle has established her own media, charity and production teams to support her nonprofit Archewell.
A source from an LA talent agency told DailyMail.com that this was a “strange development” because Nick was “a staunch friend and confidant” of the Sussexes.
They added, “His expertise (Nick) and his knowledge of Hollywood business and his contact list is amazing.
“While on paper she did not take offers of work as an actress, other work opportunities and roles came through Gersh.
And with the upheaval and rapid departure from England and the necessary business plan, many believe he played a key role in helping the Sussexes get the business started. He was part of the ‘6’Dream.’ ”
The source added that Meghan has kept Nick as a ‘consultant’ as she has no plans to take on acting roles, so he won’t need to negotiate deals for her.
They said the couple using their own production company and personal media team would save the 20% commission charged by an agent.
A second source also claimed that Nick and the Duchess were still friends, adding that she also kept her entertainment lawyer Rick Genow.