Global Rejection of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s 2024 Rebrand

Prince Harry and Meghan Markles

In 2024, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are undergoing a noticeable transformation following a tumultuous 2023. Their recent endeavors include attending prominent events and relaunching their website, Sussex.com.

Adding to their rebranding efforts, Meghan Markle is returning to podcasting after securing a deal with Lemonada Media. In a statement, she expressed her pride in joining Lemonada to continue her passion for podcasting, citing her support for a female-founded company with engaging content.

Previously, the Sussexes had a lucrative deal with Spotify, hosting the Archetypes podcast. However, the partnership ended abruptly last year amidst controversies, with the couple facing criticism from a Spotify executive.

In terms of public appearances, the couple made headlines by attending events such as the Bob Marley: One Love movie premiere in Jamaica and the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025’s One Year to Go celebrations in Canada. These appearances, including Prince Harry’s interview with Good Morning America, have sparked discussions about the couple’s rebrand.

Royal commentator Josh Rom discussed the UK’s reaction to the Sussexes’ rebrand, suggesting that their efforts are viewed skeptically, with some labeling them as “grifters” attempting to maintain relevance through association with the royal institution.

The segment titled “Why the World is Rejecting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s rebrand” on Sky News Australia featured various commentators weighing in on the couple’s recent actions and their reception worldwide.