Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s nonprofit paid a fairly penny to the lady who used to run level on all issues PR for Michelle Obama … and a few odor politics within the air.
The revelation surfaced within the Archewell Basis’s 2021 tax disclosure docs — which seem to have simply been posted in March … and which the media perused over the weekend … solely to see MM and co. shelled out tons of of hundreds in strategic PR consulting.
Just a little over $215,000 was forked over to an organization known as Invisible Hand, which focuses on social affect and tradition … providing all kinds of PR-related companies on their menu.
What caught individuals’s eye, nevertheless, was the $110k that was paid to an organization known as KMLSA — a superb old style PR company primarily based close to San Diego, CA. The highest canine at this org is none aside from Katie Mccormick-Lelyveld … who’s immediately tied to the Obamas.
Certainly … she was truly Michelle’s Press Secretary for some time, formally working for the previous First Woman from 2007 to 2011. She’s additionally offered PR work for Hillary Clinton prior to now … to not point out John Kerry — each of whom are big political titans clearly.
Her firm, KML Strategic Advisors, touts itself this fashion … “From the company warfare room to the media battlefield, the nook workplace to the White Home, KML Strategic Advisors are your guides via rarified air.” Contemplating her resume, that is fairly darn correct.
Now, as for what documented goal the Archewell Basis paid these 2 businesses … their tax disclosure retains it imprecise, solely citing “Strategic Assist for Social Impression PR.”
That may very well be interpreted one million alternative ways … however some are digesting it as a possible sign that Meghan herself could be gearing up for public workplace — and is hiring the most effective individuals within the biz to information her. In fact, it may additionally simply be associated to their Royal drama.
We all know Meg and Harry are knee-deep of their philanthropy work, and the PR consulting may simply be nearly that as nicely. However, by the identical token, we additionally know Meghan is all about causes — and there is no higher place to advocate and struggle for these than D.C.
Time will inform, we suppose!