Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
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Spotify is reportedly going to intervene in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 18 million pounds ($30 million) podcast project after waiting for more than a year for the couple to produce content.

Now the streaming giant has reportedly taken the podcast "into its own hands," according to Birmingham Live.

The company had said that it was looking forward to a "full-scale" launch of shows last year, but nothing appeared. Now Spotify is recruiting new in-house staff to work with the couple's Archewell Audio for a show that features "the voices of high profile women," reported The Sun. The jobs related to the project are being offered to people based in Los Angeles on six-month contracts.

One advert for a senior producer role at Gimlet Projects, Spotify's own production arm, reads that they are currently assembling a show team that will "build and launch a new original show with Archewell featuring the voices of high profile women." They will hire the person who has experience working with "high-profile talent, and an interest in the intersection of social activism and popular culture."

The runaway royals' only podcast effort so far has been a 35-minute "holiday special" in December 2020 that featured celebrity friends like James Corden and Elton John. Fans have been wondering when the couple's "full-scale launch" of episodes would be arriving.

A source said that Spotify has been waiting a long time for some content from Harry and Meghan and "now it appears they have finally taken matters into their own hands." The source added that hiring a raft of in-house talent on Spotify's side will ensure "they finally squeeze something out" of Harry and Meghan as they bid to honor their contract.

The couple's lack of content came despite them hiring podcast producer Rebecca Sanaes as their "head of audio" at Archewell in 2021. Even though they haven't been producing content of their own, Harry has appeared on various podcasts including Dax Shepard’s "Armchair Expert" in May. Harry and Meghan also took out time for their sensational Oprah interview in March last year.

Meanwhile, the two, who have stepped back from their royal duties, are adding two more "entertainment" companies to their growing business empire in Delaware, according to Daily Mail.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in New York City. Photo by NDZ/Star Max/GC Images

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