The princess exists as a romantic concept in Hollywood and a controversial one in reality. What do you get when the two worlds collide? Meghan Markle and a field day for newspaper headlines.
Harry and Meghan are in the news again this week for their lucrative new Spotify deal which promises a series of podcast episodes offering unique and empathetic stories from around the world. “One of the things my husband and I have always talked about is our passion for meeting people and hearing their stories,” says Meghan in the trailer. Spotify has not revealed the contract worth, but estimates put it at anywhere between £20million and £30million.
The multi-year partnership is with Archewell Audio, an audio production company created by Meghan and Harry as part of their charitable foundation Archewell. A foundation which is, presumably, named after their son; Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Many have balked over the cliché and cringiness of naming a multi-million-pound brand deal after your first-born child, but in doing so are forgetting which realm of princess Meghan truly belongs to.
Meghan comes from a world where babies have their names trademarked before they are even christened. In Hollywood, every new child promises more money and fame; just look at the Kardashian-Jenner clan. In fact, I would go as far to say it is probably more shocking NOT to capitalise on a famous child’s name (or should I say brand?).