Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently closed a deal with Spotify.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continue to live their lives as non-working royals in the United States. But, despite stepping down from their posts, it seemingly appears that they persist in moving forward with their personal advocacies in life.
As their post-royal life plans proceed to unravel further, a former royal staff deemed the couple as “extraordinary.” Dickie Arbiter stated that, even though the Sussex couple wished to have a more private life, they still remain in the spotlight by making various appearances, according to the Daily Mail.
Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “drip feeding” content to media?
Speaking to Royal Beat, Queen Elizabeth’s former Press Secretary explained that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left the British Monarchy “because they felt press intrusion.” This was “basically” the main reason for their exit. But, despite this, the Sussex couple has done nothing except “drip-feeding the press” about their plans and actions.
Arbiter continued that the Duke and Duchess have done nothing but tell everyone about the “things they are doing.” He said that this has become the only apparent thing in the past 12 months.
The former royal staff’s comments come after reports confirmed the Sussex pair’s “lucrative podcast deal” with Spotify. Earlier last week, the plans made the headlines, informing the public of their latest movements in the United States.
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Sussex couple’s deal with Spotify
On Tuesday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released the details of their new project, alongside Archewell and Spotify. BBC reported that the couple’s new non-profit organization signed a deal with the streaming platform to “produce and host podcast” materials.
Reports added, though, that the sum from the partnership remains undisclosed. Nevertheless, some publications claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will receive over AU$53.4 million.
The project has already released some teaser materials on the platform. Under the headship of the couple, they promised to provide “different perspectives” through interviews with different “amazing people.”
Is Queen Elizabeth mad about the deal?
Writing for The Times, royal expert Roya Nikkhah shared that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex pledged their ventures outside the British Monarchy to continue to uphold the values of Queen Elizabeth. She suggested, however, that the Spotify deal may have likely “pushed” the British Monarch to her “snapping point.”
Alongside the Queen, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s actions have also caused stir and discussions among royal experts. As for their recent move, many analysts and commentators reportedly described it as an “unusual step” for British Royals.
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