Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s Spotify podcast deal is no more. A joint statement from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s production company Archewell Audio and Spotify said: “Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series we made together.” The royal couple signed the lucrative, $20-million deal with the streaming giant in late 2020, just months after stepping down as working senior members of the British Royal Family and relocating from the U.K.
to California. The first episode of the Archetypes podcast, hosted by Markle, aired in August 2022 and after two days was the number-one podcast in seven international markets, including Canada, the U.S.
and the U.K. A post shared by Archewell Audio Podcast (@archewellaudios) Throughout the 12-series first season, the Duchess spoke with different high-profile guests, exploring the stereotypes that have held women back.
Guests included Paris Hilton, Mindy Kaling, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Trevor Noah and Serena Williams, among others. But despite Archetypes winning the top podcast at the People’s Choice Award in L.A.