Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly believe outside forces are responsible for their inability to find success after leaving their duties as senior royals.
“The word is that they think they’ve been really unlucky,” a source told The Daily Mail
The insider added that the couple reportedly believe COVID-19, economic downturns and the ill health and subsequent deaths of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II hampered their attempts to build careers in the private sector.
The Duke, 38, and Duchess of Sussex, 41, announced that they would be stepping down from senior royal duties in January 2020, just months before the world went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A month after the Oprah sit-down, the Duke of Edinburgh died at age 99.
Spotify announced alongside the duke and duchess in June that they would no longer be working together.
An insider told The New York Post at the time that the couple had not produced enough content to justify their $20 million deal.
A source then also implied that Spotify was mystified by some of Harry’s suggestions for other podcast ideas.
The royal reportedly pitched a series of interviews with notable figures like Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg about their childhood traumas.
The couple was also slammed as “lazy” by Spotify exec Bill Simmons.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry blame Queen’s death, COVID-19 for career failures. Meghan Markle, Prince Harry blame Queen’s death, COVID-19 for career failures