The alleged blame of Queen Elizabeth’s death for the career failures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
According to famed biographer Angela Levin, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s media empire is on the brink of collapse. Reports suggest that the couple’s value in the industry has dropped significantly and their future media endeavors are set to be nothing short of disastrous.
Although the Sussexes faced a setback with their deal with Spotify, they still maintain active deals with Random House, Netflix and Megan signing with Telling NGC WME.
However, a new report has emerged claiming Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attribute their career failures to external factors.
The Daily Mail reported that the couple believe outside forces including the COVID pandemic, economic downturns and the deaths of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth have hampered their attempts to establish themselves in the entertainment industry.
Let’s take a closer look at the timeline of events to better understand the context. Shortly after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from royal duties, the world was hit by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to global lockdowns and widespread economic challenges. The timing couldn’t have been tougher for the couple as they embarked on their new path.
Just a month after their much-discussed interview with Oprah Winfrey, where they aired grievances towards the Royal Family and made allegations of racism, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, has tragically died aged 99. This event undoubtedly shifted media attention. and overshadowed any further development in the Sussexes’ career.
In August 2022, Meghan Markle launched the Archewell Audio podcast with Spotify. Unfortunately, its potential success was dampened by the death of Queen Elizabeth the following month. The loss of such a revered figure has undoubtedly had a profound impact on public attention and hijacked the corporate narrative of the Sussexes.
It was recently announced that Spotify and the Sussexes have decided to part ways, and the Archewell Audio podcast will not be renewed for a second season. Spotify executives even went so far as to call the couple “lazy”, which further compounded the challenges they face in their media endeavors.