Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to be offered seven-figure podcast deal by Spotify - report

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly set to be offered a seven-figure mega deal by Spotify to make a series of podcasts. 

According to The Mirror, the music streaming platform is keen to sign the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who became available for new opportunities in show business when they stepped down from their royal duties earlier this year.  

Sources claim "money is no object" when it comes to Spotify's offer, adding Meghan will be able to "more or less name her price" in return for an exclusive podcast series. 

The rumours come after the success of Spotify's podcast with former First Lady Michelle Obama, which garnered huge ratings when it was released last month. Spotify also recently signed a multi-year licensing deal with former Fear Factor host Joe Rogan worth an estimated US$100 million.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet Disney CEO Robert Iger US singer-songwriter Beyoncé at the European Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by Niklas Halle'n-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Harry and Meghan announced their intention to be financially independent when they stepped down as senior working members of the royal family, and have since been free to pursue personal projects free from the constraints of the monarchy. 

Meghan took her first Hollywood job narrating the charity docuseries Elephants after Harry was overheard selling his wife's voice over skills to Disney CEO Bob Iger at the Lion King premiere last year. 

Harry also announced he was partnering with Oprah Winfrey to create an Apple TV Plus series about mental health in 2019, and more recently, the pair have reportedly been pitching a sop secret project to television networks in June this year.