Spotify executives were likely “horrified” by comments Prince Harry made to Oprah Winfrey after he signed a multimillion dollar deal with the company, one royal expert has asserted.
Harry, 39, and his wife Meghan Markle, 41, inked an agreement with the audio giant back in December 2020, estimated to be worth a whopping $20 million.
But just four months later, the royal raised eyebrows with flip remarks about the deal during his sensational sit-down with Winfrey.
Speaking about Spotify and a separate arrangement with Netflix, Harry downplayed their significance, saying they were “never part of the plan.”
“That was suggested by somebody else by the point of where my family literally cut me off financially, and I had to afford security for us,” he added, implying that he was forced to sign the deals out of desperation.
During a discussion on Palace Confidential on Thursday, Daily Mail’s Diary Editor Richard Eden said Spotify execs were likely unimpressed by those remarks.
“It takes an awful lot of work [to produce a podcast]. It’s serious work, it’s planning,” Eden said. “You can’t just turn up and, ‘Oh, what shall we do today?’”
“That’s shown by … you know … I had to listen to these podcasts for the program so frankly, I’m not surprised it’s coming to an end,” he continued.