A millionaire agreement between the media group of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, and the streaming giant Spotify is about to be terminated, the American press reported on Thursday (15). The couple has produced a series under their Archewell Audio podcast label since signing the deal in 2020, which was reportedly valued at $20 million.
The program, called “Archetypes”, topped the platform’s lists in several markets, attracting a mass of listeners interested in Harry and Meghan’s conversations with influential women. But specialist media Variety reported today, citing an unidentified source, that Spotify expected to receive more material. The Prince and Duchess of Sussex, in turn, were looking for a new space for their content, according to Variety, which cited another source. The AFP reached out to Spotify and Archewell but received no response.
Harry, youngest son of King Charles III, married former television actress Meghan Markle in 2018. At that time, the couple received positive media coverage, an indication that the two would help bring about the traditional monarchy British for the 21st Century. However, relations between the couple and the rest of the family worsened with accusations that Markle was the victim of racism.
After that, Harry and the former actress decided to exchange their life at the British court for sunny California, in the United States, where they would continue to question the royalty. His arrows were fired in the 38-year-old prince’s explosive autobiography, in a documentary series on Netflix and during an interview with renowned American TV presenter Oprah Winfrey.
Since stepping down from their royal duties, the two have tried to make money through media initiatives.
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