Meghan Markle and Prince Harry signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Spotify to host and produce podcasts, yet the couple has only produced a single episode for the company, which aired almost two years ago. One alleged issue is that Spotify wants the couple to talk about their lives as working royals, but Harry assured his grandmother, the queen, that he would never do that.
Meghan and Harry have also provided headline-making content to several networks, except the ones they have contracts with. Meghan recently sat down with Gloria Steinem to discuss Roe v. Wade for Vogue, and some are baffled that she didn't save the hot topic for her Spotify podcast "Archetypes." "If I were Spotify [...] I would be pulling my hair out," said royal author Kinsey Schofield.
Spotify previously responded to a curious fan asking about the Sussexes' upcoming podcasts, reassuring the fan, “Good things come to those who wait.” The couple also ran into ire with Netflix, whom they have a multi-million contract with as well; the network was reportedly enraged when Harry spoke about his reunion with the queen on rival network NBC.
“Netflix would have loved [Harry's] first comments about the visit to the queen for the documentary,” an insider said, referring to "Invictus," the Sussexes' first Netflix project. While Harry and Meghan's deal with Netflix could be in jeopardy, it's rumored that the couple may try to willingly leave Spotify, which won't be easy when they haven't even partially fulfilled their contract.