Bill Maher firmly believes that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle overplayed their hand while establishing their "victimhood" narrative.
On a September 2023 episode of his "Club Random" podcast, the "Real Time" host discussed marriage with comedian Jim Gaffigan. Somehow, the topic quickly turned to Harry and Meghan, who stepped back from their roles as senior royals in 2020.
Bill said he believes the couple thought they'd find sympathy in the United States, but things haven't gone as planned…
Keep reading for his hot take on the controversial couple…
On a September 2023 episode of his "Club Random" podcast, Bill Maher said he suspects that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's marriage is "under a lot of pressure right now."
"They kind of f***** up their whole thing," he said. "They kind of went way too hard on 'we're victims' and they assessed the mood of their generation and America correctly in that we are lovers of victimhood."
"But America did finally find a way to say, 'You know what, we love victims, but you two, we've just had a little too much of it.' To push us to that moment, I think it's an achievement in itself," he continued.
Some feel Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have struggled to find their footing since they stepped away as senior royals in 2020.
While their 2022 "Harry & Meghan" Netflix series garnered high ratings, other projects haven't been met with the same fanfare. In June 2023, their $20 million Spotify podcast deal imploded. Development on Meghan's Netflix animated children's series, "Pearl," was canceled in 2022.
More recently, Harry's "Heart of Invictus" Netflix series was dubbed a flop after it failed to make the streamer's Top 10 list.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Netflix doesn't plan to renew its partnership with the couple after their contract ends in 2025.
Meghan Markle could flourish financially if she returns to social media. In August 2023, a social media expert said that the former "Suits" star's return to Instagram seems inevitable — especially after the Duchess of Sussex purportedly secured the @Meghan Instagram handle.
"I would expect her to quickly become one of the most followed accounts on Instagram," social media adviser Eric Schiffer, who doesn't work with the royal, told DailyMail.com. "I don't think Meghan coming back to Instagram will surprise anyone. She has a new talent manager and this is the next logical step."
"You have celebrities like the Kardashians who can command $1 million and up for a single post promoting a product. There is no reason Meghan couldn't be earning those sorts of fees," he added.
Without sharing a single post, the @Meghan Instagram account has already amassed 125,000 followers.
Unlike other celebrities who promote any and all products online, social media expert Eric Schiffer believes Meghan Markle needs to tread a little lightly.
"She has to be careful, as a duchess, to avoid being seen to be hawking every product under the sun," he told DailyMail.com. "She will align with quality brands and companies that are on point with her political and social beliefs."