These photos are from Prince Harry and then-Meghan Markle’s stop at a youth-operated radio station in Brixton in January 2018. I’m using these pics because I had forgotten about them! And because they connect, thematically, to this story. Unfortunately, I believe this story is bullsh-t, but we should just go ahead and talk about it anyway. First off, I really feel like British tabloids just do not understand how business deals work in America? The British reporting around the Sussexes’ potential businesses and deals has been sketchy from the word go. So, the Daily Mirror (via the Mail) claims that Meghan and Harry are going to be offered a “seven figure deal” to do a Spotify podcast. Hm.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly set to be offered a seven figure deal to produce podcasts for Spotify. Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 39, who are currently living in their $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara, having officially stepped back from royal duty seeking financial independence in March.
The streaming giant, which is worth £22bn, are hoping to sign the royal couple following the success of The Michelle Obama podcast, which launched last month, and has been a huge ratings hit. Sources told the Mirror that money is ‘no object’ for Spotify and Meghan would be able to ‘more or less name her price’.
An insider said: ‘The Duke and Duchess have been on their hit list for a while and a detailed proposal is set to be presented to Meghan’s US agent in a matter of weeks.’
Rumors of Harry and Meghan seeking to gain a foothold in Hollywood have run rampant ever since the couple announced their plans to quit as senior royals, seek financial independence and move to North America in January.
Add this to the pile of dumbf–k rumors about the Sussexes’ career plans. Whatever happened to “Meghan demands a starring role in a Marvel franchise” or “Oprah will finance all of the Sussexes’ many projects”? Meghan clearly has some stuff to say about voting and mindfulness and she probably would love to do a podcast if she was still just Meghan Markle, actress and Tig blogger. But now? Yeah, doubtful.
Update: Meg and Harry signed a major Netflix deal and it was announced today! We will have more coverage tomorrow.
Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.