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Meghan Markle, 40, and Prince Harry, 36, launched their Archewell foundation after stepping back as senior members of the Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have settled into a new life in Montecito in California, bought an £11million house, secured lucrative multimillion-pound deals with Netflix and Spotify and volunteered during the COVID-19 crisis. But the pair have only released one podcast on Spotify.
Former Metro royal correspondent Neil Sean has claimed that while the couple have been busy with their newborn daughter, Spotify want to “see product” before the end of the year.
Speaking on his daily news show, he said: “A lot of people are now saying have they been dumped from that particular deal.
“The deal itself, you don’t get all the money upfront. What you do is receive a substantial advance payment.
“What a lot of people don’t know about Harry and Meghan’s deal with Spotify was and is a development deal.
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“A development deal is a lot different than a mega signing. They say we’ll help you, guide you and co-produce it with you if you desire and then Spotify will decide what they do and don’t like.
“Nine months down the track we haven’t seen much so one would question exactly what do or don’t like.
“In defence of Harry and Meghan, they’ve had a very busy few months as they welcome their brand new daughter Lilibet.
“What we can tell you first here on the show is Spotify itself is looking to see product before the end of the year, particularly a six-part series they hope to start prior to the festive season.”
His claims come as after royal commentator Omid Scobie said the Sussexes are set to a “busy period” after the arrival of their second child.
He claimed after months of leave for the royal couple, they are getting ready for a “busy period”.
He said royal fans will see why their move to the US was “so important to them”.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Mr Scobie said: “One of the lessons learned by the couple was it’s ok to slow down.
“We saw them jump from one big project to the next especially when they moved over to the US but they’re on parental leave at the moment, enjoying that important family time from home.
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“But we are about to enter a very busy period for the couple when they do return to work.
“We will see those first projects from Spotify, the Netflix project coming out and of course their own work from their charitable organisation Archewell.
“That’s something they really want to be on the ground for.
“We know they’re at their best when they’re interacting with people on those special engagements.”
He added: “This is finally going to be a chance to see them showing us what they’re doing in the US and why that move was so important for them.”
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