Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at a gala at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, U.S.


  • Meghan Markle's podcast producer Rebecca Sananès resigned just over a year after working with her
  • Sources claimed that her exit was part of a larger growth plan for Prince Harry and Markle's brand
  • Another insider claimed that while Sananès' transition was intended, the timing of her exit was less than ideal

Two employees had left Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's team just days apart, according to a report.

Markle's Spotify podcast just wrapped up, and it is unclear if she will return for another season because her producer has resigned, Page Six reported. Rebecca Sananès, who was in charge of Markle's podcast, "Archetypes with Meghan," is moving on after just over a year of working at the company, the outlet noted. She is reportedly keen on launching her own project, anonymous sources claimed.

Other sources told the outlet that it is part of a larger growth plan for the Sussex brand.

Sananès was hired in July 2021 after working for Vox Media and New York Magazine's "Pivot podcast" hosted by Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway. She joined Archewell in August 2021 and reported to Ben Browning, Archewell's head of content.

In October, Sananès took to Instagram and shared her thoughts about the podcast industry. According to her, "The podcast industry is severely undervaluing and under crediting the INCREDIBLY talented and hardworking producers and sound engineers behind your favorite shows. There are fewer and fewer opportunities for creators and it is stifling the industry creatively and financially."

She edited the post and made some addition, clarifying that it wasn't her case. "TO BE CLEAR, this isn't about me or my current position. It's an observation of the state of podcasting as a whole," she wrote.

Sources told Page Six that they had already hired a replacement in the person of Serena Regan, the head of podcasts at Cadence 13, who bills herself as a media executive with a wide experience in programming for a female audience.

It remains unknown when Sananès tendered her resignation, but others close to the matter suggested to The Telegraph that her "transition was always intended." However, one anonymous insider said the timing of her exit was less than ideal.

The report of Sananès' resignation came just days after Mandana Dayani stepped down from her position as president of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's nonprofit organization, Archewell. The move was "mutually planned," and the royal couple was stepping up to take the "full lead" over their organization.

"Ms. Dayani has been an integral part of Archewell, and we are grateful for her passion, commitment and leadership," the royal couple said in the statement obtained by People. "Ms. Dayani was brought on during their parental leave to move the company and its projects forward. She has continued to shape its vision and future successfully."

The statement continued, "Her transition was mutually planned, with intent for the Duke and Duchess to now take full lead of their company. There will be no replacement for this position, and Ms. Dayani is fully supportive of the Duke and Duchess in their new leadership roles, and they remain friends."

The royal family is bracing for a highly-damaging account of Prince Harry and Meghan's grievances that led them to quit frontline duties and move to the United States