According to reports, Prince Harry came to understand that “the core is what they can sell”.
The claims and admissions were brought to light by Daily Mail diarist editor Richard Eden.
He started by citing Prince Harry’s comments in 2021.
The comment revolved around his brand deals with Netflix and Spotify, and an acknowledgment that it was “never part of the plan.”
“It was suggested by others, my family effectively cut me off financially and I had to provide us with security,” the duke admitted at the time.
However, with Spotify’s decision to sever the partnership, the confessions apparently came as a “shock” to executives.
After all, Mr. Eden believes, “it’s a lot of work [to produce a podcast]. It’s serious work, and it’s planned,” he said. “Can’t you just show up and say, ‘Oh, what are we going to do today’? “
“It shows that … you know … I have to listen to the podcasts of these shows, so frankly, I’m not surprised that it’s coming to an end,” he also admitted.
Even Rebecca English, the royal editor of the Daily Mail, chimed in to add that, at the end of the day, “it’s about what they can sell.”
She also added, “I think anyone, even their biggest supporters, would admit that people aren’t going to get multi-million pound deals because they don’t have any track record in the industry because they’re going to be making it over a period of time. Putting out some really worthwhile shows. “Years”.
She also defended Prince Harry’s “indomitable spirit” before signing off, admitting, “To be fair, this could be really interesting.”