July 24, 2023

Royals

Meghan Markle 'out of steam' as former royal scrambles to find footing in US

Meghan Markle reportedly has been in trouble since her $20 million Spotify deal with Prince Harry went bust

By George Johnson July 24, 2023

Meghan Markle has seemingly been in trouble since her Spotify deal fell through

Meghan Markle has reportedly "run out of steam" after she and Prince Harry's $20 million deal with Spotify went rogue.

According to LA correspondent Ross King, while speaking on the documentary Meghan: Famous But Friendless?, the deal coming to a premature end was a major indication of the Duchess of Sussex's failure to find stable footing in her life away from the royal family. 

King said: "The Spotify deal collapsing, it made a lot of us think: 'Is this the first sign of running out of steam for Meghan?'"

He added: "If it was working for both parties, it would not end. There's obviously been some disagreement, maybe some level of disappointment, on possibly both sides?"

This comes after last month's announcement where Spotify and the Sussexes made a joint statement announcing their split: "Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series we made together."

Later on, Markle's talent agency released a separate statement revealing that the former royal intended on continuing to create content for her audience: "The team behind Archetypes remain proud of the podcast they created at Spotify.

"Meghan is continuing to develop more content for the Archetypes audience on another platform."