The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Netflix millions could be threatened by a £40billion “economic earthquake” that has hit both the popular streaming service and Spotify.
According to royal commentator Daniela Elser, writing in her column for news.com.au, it has been “two and a half years-plus” since the couple signed their names on the dotted line.
She added: “The two companies alone have lost more than $50billion combined in market value and there have been mass lay-offs across the sector.”
Two weeks after the couple signed the deal, they released a half-hour episode which featured a “few starry chums offering their profound thoughts on the first year of the pandemic.”
According to Ms Elser, it seemed like that the couple would start with podcasts where they “nattered to their A-list mates”, all while “serving up some self-help-lite nap” – but then came nothing more.
It then took the couple almost two years before they released Meghan Markle’s podcast series, Archetypes – something that fascinated listeners until they “were not”.
Referencing Harry’s tell-all memoir Spare, which was released back in January, Elser suggests that Spotify “should put Harry to work recording audiobooks” and to “get that man reading”.