‘Duke and Duchess of Netflix!’ Ex-Team Meghan presenter says Sussexes now ‘reality stars’


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may have no way back into the Firm as the Royal Family constantly worries over the “next revelations”, a former “Team Meghan” presenter claimed.

Meghan Markle’s podcast is set to return next week having been paused following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. Shortly after the news of the 96-year-old monarch’s passing was shared, the Archetypes page on Spotify shared an update, reading: “New episodes of Archetypes will be paused during the official mourning period for Her Majesty The Queen.” Now, it has been confirmed that the podcast will return with “regularly scheduled episodes” on Tuesday, October 4.

Each episode has focused on a different label that “holds women back” and each guest has drawn from their own experiences. The Duchess also opened up about the challenges she has faced, often referring back to her time as a working royal.

It is Meghan’s candour in her podcast that some commentators have claimed is a concern for other members of the Royal Family. One has even alleged that Meghan and her husband Prince Harry are constantly wanting to “monetise” their royal connection, claiming other royals are worried any conversations they have with the Sussexes may “end up in a podcast”.

TV presenter Cristo Foufas appeared on this week’s episode of the To Di For Daily podcast, during which its host Kinsey Schofield asked whether there is a way Meghan and Harry can return to the Royal Family.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan and Harry have been dubbed the ‘Duke and Duchess of Netflix’ (Image: Getty Images)

Meghan Markle

Meghan sits down with experts, friends and other celebrities for conversations about typecasting (Image: Spotify)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘obsessed’ with keeping Archie’s birth a ‘secret’

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, were “obsessed with keeping the details” of Archie’s birth private, a royal expert has claimed.

Archie Harrison, now three years old, was born just less than a year after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot at Windsor in 2018.

Mr Foufas responded: “I think it’s a question of trust. It’s been reported that Prince William refused to meet them [Meghan and Harry] because of a worry — and I think it’s a valid worry — that any conversations they may have during their time together will end up in a podcast or in Harry’s latest memoir…

“So I’m not sure if there is a way back — certainly in the eyes of their family — because there is a worry that that’s going to end up being the next revelation that they’ll try to monetise. And let’s be clear, everything they now do is in the pursuit of monetising it — monetising everything.”

He then opined: “They have reduced themselves, unfortunately, to cheap reality stars. And that’s what they are now. They’re the Duke and Duchess of Netflix.”

Meghan and Harry signed their multi-million-pound deals with Netflix and Spotify in 2020, just months after they stepped down from their senior positions and moved to the US. While Archetypes has seen great success, the couple is yet to release any content on Netflix but are understood to have projects in the works.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan and Harry signed the deals after stepping down from the Firm (Image: Getty Images)

There have also been reports that the Duke and Duchess are working on an at-home style docuseries, which may give insight into their new lives in Montecito, California. Camera crews have been seen with the couple during visits to New York City.

Now, in light of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, it has been said the pair are looking to make a dramatic U-turn on their documentary series. A source claimed in an interview with Page Six they want to make edits to “downplay much of what they have said about King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort, and the Prince and Princess of Wales”.

Another source alleged that the series is not being released until next year, adding: “I wonder if the show could even be dead in the water at this point, do Harry and Meghan just want to shelve this thing?”

It comes amid reports that both Harry and Meghan are looking to make changes to their separate projects — the Duke’s memoir and the Duchess’ podcast.

While Meghan’s podcast is set to return next week, Harry’s book may see further delays. The highly-anticipated memoir was expected to be released this autumn but was postponed to closer to Christmas.

Now, as the Prince allegedly looks at rewriting parts of the book, a royal commentator has suggested Harry should abandon the book to give himself a chance at reconciling with his family.

Sandro Monetti told Express.co.uk: “My big worry is the Harry book. You don’t get an advance as big as that unless there’s going to be some negativity in it, that’s just the way publishing and the media works.

Prince Harry

Harry’s book is expected to be published before Christmas (Image: Getty Images)

“But if there’s a particular thing he wants to get off his chest he can do it. It will be fascinating to watch. Those beautiful pictures of Meghan, Harry, William and Kate together mourning with the others…

“I hope we aren’t looking back at them in the future and thinking ‘look how good it was before the book came out’.

“All of us come from families that have internal arguments. I am just one of those people who feels it can be better solved through communication.”


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