Archie and Lilibet could have featured in Prince Harry's new content before Sussex deal axed

The Duke of Sussex leaves the Royal Courts Of Justice

The Duke of Sussex leaves the Royal Courts Of Justice

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Jack Walters

By Jack Walters


Published: 24/06/2023

- 12:24

The Sussexes were dealt a major financial blow after Spotify ended its lucrative deal by cutting ties with the couple’s Archetypes company

Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet could have featured in content Prince Harry hoped to create before the Sussexes' deal with streaming service Spotify was axed.

The Duke of Sussex reportedly pitched a show about fatherhood in which the father-of-two would have likely discussed his own experience of parenting.


The 38-year-old came up with a number of ideas about shows he could create, a report by Bloomberg has revealed.

Striking a similar tone, Prince Harry is said to have touted interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and ex-US President Donald Trump about their formative years.

Meghan Markle and Prince HarryMeghan Markle and Prince Harry left the Royal Family in January 2020PA

However, despite the Duke’s efforts, none of the podcast ideas ever materialised.

The Sussexes' children previously featured in the couple’s Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan.

The couple included family footage of both Lilibet and Archie much to the delight of their fans.

Meghan Markle enjoyed just one season of her Archetypes podcast

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

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A joint statement from Spotify and Archewell Audio revealed the two parties “mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series we made together”.

But there were indications that Harry could have also had his own show when the lucrative deal was signed in 2020.

The Swedish streaming service said at the time that the couple would “produce and host podcasts”.

The Sussexes were dealt an additional blow earlier this week when opinion polls revealed their support in the United Kingdom has faced another slump.

Meghan MarkleMeghan Markle made 12 episodes of her Archetypes podcast before it was dumpedSpotify

An overwhelming 68 per cent hold a negative view of the Duchess and just 21 per cent see her favourably, the pollster’s latest survey of 2,014 people has revealed.

Prince Harry’s favourability witnessed a modest two per cent drop to -36 per cent compared to -34 per cent in April.

However, the father-of-two’s standing with the British public has seemingly rebounded somewhat since January when he released his Megxit memoir Spare.

The Duke of Sussex’s favourability rating dropped to -44 per cent during the first month of 2023.

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