The Sussex Dukes’ Professional Struggles
These are complicated weeks for the Sussex Dukes, professionally speaking. According to reports coming from America, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would have in fact closed their work relationship with Spotify, to which they were linked by a multimillion-dollar contract. And, according to the Wall Street Journal, things don’t seem to be going any better with Netflix: the agreement expires in 2025 and for now there is no talk of renewal. In short, to put it in Rolling Stone’s words, the couple is going through its “flop era”.
The Causes of the Struggles
Why? “The Sussexes have built their brand by linking to arguments with the royal family. Now the feud has reached a standstill, it seems there is nothing else to say,” adds the US magazine, recalling how their most successful projects have been the memoir Spare and the docuseries Harry & Meghan. Both contained revelations about their relationship with Windsor Palace, so much so that in many places at the Palace it is whispered that they have frowned. “The dukes are in a difficult position,” it is still read. “After all, the appetite for content about the fracture with the monarchical institution is decreasing because it seems excessive to digest them in so many different formats. And there is not much enthusiasm for their other projects”. The reference is obviously Archetypes, Meghan’s podcast that has not been confirmed for the second season.
The Future of the Sussex Dukes
The joint note speaks of “amicable separation” and “pride” for the work done together. At the same time, a Netflix spokesman, speaking to ET, said there are many projects in the works with the Sussexes, including the much-anticipated docuseries Heart of Invictus. Can we really talk about a “flop era“? The question remains.