The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, welcomed Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor two weeks ago, and are both taking ‘up to five months off’ to adjust to life as a family of four.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have so far broadcast just 35 minutes of podcast content on Spotify as part of their $25 million deal – as a royal expert says the streaming giant will be expecting ‘something in return’.
The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39 – who are parents to two-year-old Archie – welcomed Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor earlier this month, on June 4 at 11.40am in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, California.
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And before stepping back into their various business engagements the couple will ‘both take some proper time off’ to adjust to life as a family of four at their $14 million mansion in Montecito, California, a source close to the couple told Vanity Fair.
Prince Harry’s paternity leave means taking time out from his executive position at a Silicon Valley start-up that claims to be worth $1.7billion.
For the couple the time-off also means temporarily stepping back from their multi-million-pound deals with Netflix and Spotify – which Harry told Oprah Winfrey he was persuaded to sign when he was ‘literally cut off financially’ from the Royal Family.
The Sussexes were last heard on their Archewell Audio Spotify podcast for the 2020 Christmas special, and the platform had planned for ‘a full-scale launch of shows’ in 2021.
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It is understood that the couple will be paid the full £18million fee after their duties have been met, The Sun reports.
Mr Dampier questioned whether the couple may ‘have too much on their plate’ after securing numerous deals and agreements before the birth of their daughter.
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