Meghan Markle and Harry risk losing another £40 MILLION contract after 'subpar' content

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry risk losing another £40 million in income

Dan Falvey

By Dan Falvey

Published: 25/06/2023

- 09:46

The couple have been accused of failing to pitch compelling content ideas

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been warned another contract worth £40 million to the couple is on the brink of being ripped up.

Just a fortnight after Spotify announced it was parting ways with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Netflix is also thought to be wobbling.

A source at the video streaming giant suggested that a significant some of money could be withheld from the couple unless they started pitching better ideas.

"There’s no question of a headline-grabbing, public parting of the way.

Meghan Markle

Meghan and Harry have already suffered an income loss after parting ways with Spotify


"Netflix was pleased to sign Harry and Meghan and is looking for some great ideas going forward," a source told The Sun.

"But the remainder of the deal relies on them producing those good ideas.

"The deal’s continually under review which is normal for ones of this magnitude."

Executives at Netflix have accused the couple of failing to produce strong suggestions for new shows.

They were said to be "underwhelmed" by the offers from the Sussexes.

Ideas put forward included a number of programmes which were already very similar to shows already made by Netflix.

They pitched a sitcom which was similar to Emily in Paris but "about a man", and a show about LGBT characters similar to those in Heartstopper.

Netflix decided not to take any of the suggestions forward.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle made 12 episodes of her Archetypes podcast before it was dumped by Spotify


According to the Wall Street Journal, the couple were known for "big ideas, subpar execution".

Earlier this month Spotify announced in a joint statement with the Sussexes' audio production company Archewell Audio that they were ending their contract.

The statement said: "Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series that we made together."

The Sussexes lost out of £18 million from the deal after being accused of failing to meet the productivity benchmark required to receive the full pay-out.

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