Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s podcasts do NOT interest majority of Britons – poll | Royal | News (Reports)

0
176

Meghan Markle and Harry: Piers pretends to vomit at podcast

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have set up new production company, Archewell Audio, and signed a deal with audio streaming service Spotify. But a new poll by YouGov suggests the majority of Britons are not interested in listening to Meghan and Harry’s podcasts.

Some 77 percent of respondents said they were not interested at all, while 12 percent said they were not very interested.

Just five percent said they were fairly interested, along with two percent who said they were very interested. Four percent did not know.

Meghan and Harry’s Spotify deal was announced earlier this week.

It comes just months after they signed a deal with Netflix rumoured to be worth more than £100 million.

Meghan and Harry’s podcasts do not interest most Britons, a new poll suggests (Image: GETTY)

Meghan Markle Prince Harry

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have set up new production company, Archewell Audio, and signed a deal with audio streaming service Spotify (Image: GETTY)

The Queen’s grandson and the ex-Suits star said: “What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction.

READ  Is the AstraZeneca vaccine safe for over 65s? WHO gives verdict | UK | News (Reports)

“With the challenges of 2020, there has never been a more important time to do so, because when we hear each other, and hear each other’s stories, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are.”

Harry and Meghan will host a “Holiday Special” which is due to be released in the coming weeks.

Royal expert Penny Junor warned the Sussexes, who quit royal duties for a new life in the US, are likely to face “bear traps everywhere” as they pursue their own commercial activity.

READ MORE: Prince Harry’s biggest mistake: ‘Final nail in coffin’ for dream

Meghan Markle Prince Harry

A new poll by YouGov suggests the majority of Britons are not interested in listening to Meghan and Harry’s podcasts (Image: GETTY)

She said their deal with Netflix had already proved controversial because of the portrayal of the royals in The Crown.

Royal author Ms Junor said: “I think unhappily, it is very difficult to square up being a member of the Royal Family with commercial activity because there are bear traps everywhere.

READ  BBC backlash: Corporation plug Labour Party analysis despite crushing election defeat | UK | News (Reports)

“I’m sure it never crossed Harry and Meghan’s minds about The Crown, possibly being negative or damaging when they got their wonderful contract from Netflix.

“But the problem is that they left those gold standard advisers when they left Buckingham Palace, when they turned their back on the help that they were getting.”

DON’T MISS
Royal Family LIVE: Meghan and Harry infuriated Queen – expert [LIVE BLOG]
When might Meghan and Harry’s son Archie Harrison see Royal Family? [INSIGHT]
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have shown they ‘crave spotlight’ [VIDEO]

Meghan Markle Prince Harry

Meghan and Harry’s Spotify deal was announced earlier this week (Image: GETTY)

Ms Junor said that interest in the couple is due to their royal status.

While Meghan and Harry quit as senior working royals in March they have hung onto their HRH styles, although they do not use them.

The royal author said: “Inevitably, because of who they are, there will always be a market for them.

READ  Prince Philip fury: Duke ‘can’t fathom' why Meghan and Harry left | Royal | News (Reports)

“It’s not even because they’re Harry and Meghan, it’s because they are HRHs.

Meghan Markle Prince Harry

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle: A romantic timeline (Image: EXPRESS)

“That adds a huge number of noughts to the end of any deal that they do.

“That’s not their fault. It just highlights how difficult it is to square up being a member of the royal family but earning a living outside it.”

Meghan and Harry are living in an £11 million mansion in California with their young son Archie.

Ms Junor added: “They’re living in an extremely expensive house with a lot of very expensive running costs and a very extravagant lifestyle.

“The big question when they moved was how were they going to support themselves?”

Ms Junor said of the Spotify deal: “If this is a way of doing that – it’s unusual for members of the royal family but so is this whole situation – my feeling is, slightly, good luck to them.

“Don’t judge them until it’s all gone pear-shaped.”

YouGov surveyed 5,775 Great British adults on December 17.

LEAVE A REPLY

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.