Netflix and Spotify will expect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to divulge Royal Family secrets as part of their content for the two huge media platforms. Speaking to True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, royal commentator and journalist Dan Wootton said that the couple will come under “intense pressure” to leak secrets about the royals. He warned that Harry and Meghan will need to exploit their royal connections in order to profit from these new partnerships.
Mr Wootton claimed: “The pressure is going to be so intense on them to reveal secrets about the Royal Family.
“They might start interviewing worthy people, but actually for Netflix and Spotify to get their pound of flesh, they are going to need royal content.”
Earlier this week, Harry and Meghan announced lucrative multi-year podcast deal with Spotify understood to be worth up to £30million.
A well-placed royal source told the Mirror: “The initial multi-year deal is worth in excess of £30million with a view to extending the deal within six months.”
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This comes after royal biographer Katie Nicholl discussed the real reason Meghan and Harry decided to leave the Royal Family.
She said: “The real reason for them leaving the Royal Family was to become financially independent.
“I think it was to have latitude, to have space, but ultimately it was to make money and that is what they are doing.”
The couple, who have set up their production company Archewell Audio, will produce and host their own shows, starting with a holiday special that will be released later this month.
Royal author Penny Junor warned the Sussexes are likely to face “bear traps everywhere” as they try to balance being royals and pursuing their own commercial activity.
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.