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American magazine: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "biggest losers" of 2023

 


American magazine:

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

"biggest losers" of 2023


An American magazine classified Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle as

"the biggest losers" in 2023, after a turbulent year for the former royal family.


The annual evaluation of

 The Hollywood Reporter highlighted the pair as two of the 2023

"biggest losers" following the cancellation of Meghan Markle's podcast Archetypes

by Spotify

which was released after a lucrative three

year deal with the streaming giant in late 2020.



As part of the deal

worth an estimated £18 million

the duo planned to host and produce several podcasts, but Archetypes

was not renewed for a second series and their deal was terminated

by Spotify's head of podcast innovation, Bill Simmons

who called the duo fraudsters.


The magazine says this year's touring point was the satirical episode of

the popular cartoon series "South Park" called The Worldwide Privacy Tour


which first aired on 13 February 2023, which provided

a parody of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to

"step back from their role as members of the royal family.


Harry's best-selling memoir Spare, in which he boasted of

killing dozens of Taliban fighters while serving in Afghanistan

was criticized and detailed his fractured relationship with his family.


The Hollywood

Reporter said the pair failed to

"take advantage of their well-known place in the United States

" after moving to Los Angeles.


On Tuesday

12 December, the couple's charity Archewell

named after their four-year-old son Archie, founded in 2020

also reported that donations had fallen by nearly £10 million in one year.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released their charity's annual report

and a promotional film showcasing their good work this year

but the loss was enormous.


The US income tax return revealed that contributions fell in 2022 to

just over £1.6 million, a staggering £8.7 million lower than

the £10.3 million donated in 2021.