Jun 18, 2023 | 12:38 PM
Meghan looked depressed in her first public appearance since Spotify ended her and Prince Harry’s $20 million podcast deal.
The Suits alumnus, 41, was photographed looking melancholy on her way to a salon in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Friday.
According to the Daily Mail, she apparently had a heated conversation at the time.
At one point, Ms. Markle pulled out her headphones and walked next to a security guard. She also frequently glanced at her mobile phone.
The Duchess of Sussex wore a fresh blowdry and no make-up when she went out, opting for a long-sleeved black top tucked into dark-washed jeans.
Then she pulled a blue and white striped sweater over her shirt. The whole look was accessorized with her black ballet flats, her black Fendi handbag and some gold bracelets.
Markle and Harry, 38, issued a joint statement with Spotify last week announcing that season two of the podcast “Archetype” would not be renewed.
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Their company, Archwell Audio, claimed the couple had “mutually agreed to part ways” with the streaming giant, but officials said the royals were fired after they failed to produce enough content. claimed to have been
The Duke and Duchess signed a contract worth about $20 million in 2020, but since then only 12 episodes of “Archetype” have been produced.
One day after the deal was announced, Spotify’s head of global sports strategy Bill Simmons slammed Prince Harry and Ms Markle as “lazy” and “fucking scammers.”
“I wish I had been in the ‘Megan and Harry leaving Spotify’ negotiations,” he said on Friday’s episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast.
“This is the podcast we should have started with them. I got drunk one night and I have to tell the story of Zoom I had with Harry to help me with an idea for a podcast. It’s one of the best stories ever.”
Another industry insider previously told Page Six that Spotify was reprioritizing podcasting.
“Spotify wants to focus on people like Alex Cooper, Dax Shepherd, and Emma Chamberlain who drive strong audiences. person explained.
“Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are freaks in all of this. I think they come across as lazy and cranky.”
Royal experts also said the cancellation of the podcast was a “shocking failure” and could lead to the collapse of the couple’s empire.
Prince Harry biographer Angela Levin said “people are sick and tired” of the news.