Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly devastated yet again, possibly resulting in millions of dollars in damage.
Aside from the heartbreaking and tragic death of his mother, there were the worst days of his parents’ hateful separation, when he was ripped from the front lines and thrown into a desk job in the military, and Chelsea Davy and Cressida. There were times when my relationship with Bonas deteriorated. They didn’t imagine the misery of being royal wives, so they were put in a tank, and one very bad day they found that the sink was suddenly full of locks of red hair. rice field.
Now Ichi is going through the worst of his worst days in years. He has lost up to $18 million in one fell swoop and fears his and Duchess Meghan’s post-Mexit “empire” is “crumbling down.” ”.
The first domino fell on Friday when Spotify terminated its $29 million deal with the Sussexes. And the second domino appeared to be staggered by reports that Netflix was “unlikely to renew” its deal with the Royal Rebels.
The use of the word ‘B’ for the first time by a report to ’emphasize’ the source of ‘broken’ seems to indicate how quickly the Sussexes’ fortunes are changing. page 6 Dukes and Duchesses “are not penniless.”
Well, I’m sure that guarantee will really warm the hearts of their bank managers.
(Orlando Bloom might want Harry to return the five bars he lent him when his neighbors went out to buy root beer floats.)
But late last week, when news broke that was just as surprising as Princess York shared a walk-in fascinator annexe, Spotify was said to be doomed by the Princess of Sussex’s lazy lack of accomplishment. Let’s start from the beginning.
Meghan has launched a 12-part podcast series, prototype Last year was a self-centered orgy of Californian ward salads that even star guests like Serena Williams and Mariah Carey couldn’t save, but that’s pretty much it.
Even though Prince Harry was also on board with the deal, the Duke never really managed to release his program, instead combining both laziness and a pervasive aura of dissatisfaction with the royal reserves. It followed the centuries-old tradition that quality is better.
Within minutes of confirming that the streamer had consciously dissolved the couple with the Sussexes, Spotify’s head of podcast innovation and monetization Bill Simmons called the couple “fucking scammers.” , decided to rant.
Simmons also revealed his unsuccessful attempt to help the Duke, saying, “I was drunk one night and had a Zoom talk with Harry and decided to ask him to help me come up with an idea for a podcast. That’s my best story.” is one of.”
And before Harry could play a soothing whale call in a guest house or a cathartic headbanging with an Iron Maiden, entertainment and royals were lining up to make Brand Sussex the place it is now. I explained how bad the situation was.
One industry insider said: page 6: “I think they give the impression that they are lazy and grumpy.”
in the Sunformer Harry biographer Angela Levin appeared, saying that the Duke and Duchess’ “empire” was “falling apart” and that “people are fed up with it.”
in the daily mail, said PR guru Mark Volkowski. Not a good day for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s long-term brand.”
again, Postbrand and culture expert Nick Eade said, “Meghan’s brand doesn’t seem to be a big winner at the box office, and I suspect many other companies will follow suit.”
in the timesThe Post’s podcast reviewer said he “suspects” that audience numbers “would have been really, really low” if Spotify had pulled out.
Even those who are normally sympathetic to Sussex Newsweek Entertainment expert Mark Boardman said that “a deal of this kind will be difficult for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to achieve in the future” and could be offered “at a lower price” in the future. said there is.
It doesn’t matter. A major pillar of the post-Palace fundraising operation is a $145 million deal with Netflix.
And just like that… Jaws The theme song starts playing.
Because within 48 hours of a Spotify breaking news, San’s Royal editor Matt Wilkinson reported that the entertainment giant is “not likely to renew” the Duke and Duchess’ contract.
With no season 2 of the tear-to-camera trial series planned and the only ongoing project being Duke’s Invictus Game Docs, an insider told Wilkinson: Up”.
“It’s like a squeeze of lemon. The big money Prince Harry and Meghan signed doesn’t exist anymore,” the insider said.
The paper reported that the Sussexes are “ready to follow through on their contractual obligations with Netflix,” but there has been no sign of reciprocity from Netflix.
Just in case you haven’t reached for that delicious bottle of Scotch that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stole from Buckingham Palace the last time they were allowed through the front gate. sea bream. daily mail Bringing up the back, it raised similar doubts about the Sussex family’s future with entertainment giants.
“speculation [is] Last night, rumors circulated in Hollywood that Netflix was preparing to follow Spotify in severing ties with the Sussexes.” Post report.
A spokesperson for the streamer said: Nothing wrong with Prince Harry, but Meghan thinks she knows how to run Hollywood. ”
So let’s recap here: Spotify, it’s all red rover.
Netflix, ‘unlikely to update’.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are seen as “lazy and cranky”.
The streamer’s ‘feeling’ is reportedly that the Sussex ‘lemon’ has been ‘completely squeezed’, meaning that it has lost the juice or value it had previously expressed.
There have been many moments when things got dicey for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but this has to be one of the worst, if not the worst, twists of fate for them since their elation from Britain. do not have.
If their Netflix deal goes the way Spotify does, they’re sure to climb the proverbial creek without an ethically sourced, handcrafted paddle – which is Jaws When the shark jumped onto the boat and started munching on its legs.
In the words of Oscar Wilde, “Losing one deal may be considered misfortune. Losing both looks careless.”
Alternatively, what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent on their royal story seems like a really bad bet for big business.
Who would want to fund Sussex now?
In the name of God, a.k.a. Oprah, how will the Sussexes meet their previously estimated $5 million-plus annual cost of living if their TV deal also falls through?
At this rate, the day may soon come when Princess Lilibet’s bow lineup will be available exclusively to Target.
Their financial situation is a difficult problem.
The couple managed to make more than $200 million in transactions in their first 18 months in the United States, but these companies weren’t just biting Tiffany’s pencil and dumping big bucks into their accounts. . Think programming ideas.
Rather, with this kind of package, the couple’s income is likely dependent on the production, and an early termination of their contract with Spotify could mean they lose millions of dollars.
page 6 reports that “nearly the full amount that the deal would have been made will not be paid,” while PR guru Volkowski said the termination of the deal with Spotify could have cost him up to $14.5 million. It is estimated that there is a possibility.
($14.5 million is roughly the size of the mortgage they took out in 2020, pitiful).
‘They’re not bankrupt,’ source ’emphasized’ page 6. “But they’re going to have to keep spending the money instead of putting it in the bank.”
Considering the couple’s obsession with private jets and polo, and Meghan wearing nearly $70,000 worth of clothing in just six days last year, this is heartbreaking news.
No wonder she looked as stressed and frustrated when paparazzi photos circulated over the weekend as she did the day she learned that Kensington Palace kitchens weren’t automatically stocked with oat milk. do not have.
In April, Meghan Markle and only Meghan Markle signed with Hollywood giant Ari Emmanuel, but speculation is now rife that the former actor could be signed as the new face of Christian Dior.
Even if this does come to fruition, the price would not even reach the nine figures of the deal with Spotify or the one with Netflix.
Let me be a little ironic. While the Duke and Duchess likely face a grim financial future, back in the UK, King Charles is busy donating some of the profits from the $1.8 billion wind farm deal to the Crown Estate. is. to help the British.
So while a lot of heat will pay off for His Majesty, a lot of heat can ruin the Sussexes.
Daniela Elser is a royal expert and freelance writer with 15 years of experience writing for some of Australia’s best print and digital media brands.