Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Big-Money Spotify Deal Comes To An End

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have "mutually agreed" to part ways with the streaming service.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big-money deal with Spotify has come to an end, the royal couple has confirmed.

In December 2020, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had inked a multi-year partnership with Spotify to produce and present podcasts with the streaming service, reportedly worth millions of dollars.

For around the first year of their deal with the platform, Harry and Meghan released just one podcast, which served as a one-off festive special featuring their son Archie and a host of celebrity friends.

Meghan finally unveiled her podcast series Archetypes in August 2022, exploring female stereotypes and labels that have been levelled against women throughout history, which featured a number of prolific guests including Serena Williams, Mariah Carey, Jameela Jamil and Paris Hilton.

However, in a joint statement from the Sussexes and Spotify, it’s now been confirmed they have “mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series we made together.”

“Meghan is continuing to develop more content for the Archetypes audience on another platform,” a representative for the pair’s production company Archewell has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal.

Harry and Meghan at the Invictus Games last year
Harry and Meghan at the Invictus Games last year
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Archetypes ran for 12 episodes and won the award for Best Podcast at the People’s Choice Awards last year, while Meghan scooped the Entertainment Podcast Host prize at the Gracie Awards in March.

Prior to their Spotify deal being announced, Harry and Meghan also teamed up with the streaming platform Netflix.

Since then, the pair have unveiled the six-part documentary “Harry & Meghan,” exploring their relationship and the headlines surrounding it, as well as “Live To Lead,” a series examining different public figures who have made a difference.

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