The trailer for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new podcast, Archewell Audio, has been released, with the couple showing off their playful side in the footage.
The former senior royals announced overnight that they are releasing their own show exclusively on Spotify, which aims to “build community through shared experience, narratives and values.”
Following in the footsteps of their US friends, Oprah, Michelle and Barack Obama, the Sussexes will also be giving fans a Christmas special.
In a trailer for the podcast, Meghan asks Harry to say ‘Archewell Audio’, adding: “No, say it, cos I think it sounds really nice in your accent.”
After he says it, she replies: “I mean...”
They then introduce themselves as Harry and Meghan, before explaining they wanted to start the podcast because they love hearing people’s stories.
Meghan says: “No matter what the story, they usually offer you an understanding of where someone else is coming from.
“And at the same time, remind you in some way of a story about yourself.”
Harry adds: “And that’s what this project is all about. To bring forward different perspectives and voices that perhaps you haven’t heard before, and find our common ground.”
Meghan said kindness and compassion would underlie everything they do with Archewell Audio, adding that it’s something they saw throughout 2020.
The couple confirmed a “holiday special” in the trailer before breaking out into a festive tune together.
The clip ends with Meghan laughing as she says: “He has a podcast voice.”
The Spotify deal is in addition to the Netflix deal the couple secured over the summer.
The $130 million mega-deal with Netflix will see them produce scripted series, documentaries and children’s TV programmes.
A royal source claimed the Queen was kept in the dark about the very public move by the former senior royals, discovering the turn of events along with the rest of the world, second hand.
The Queen was reportedly informed about the couple’s decision through palace aides, with no direct information, let alone consultation, from the duo themselves.
“Harry did not inform the Queen about the Netflix deal,” a source reportedly told The Sun.
Archewell is the name they have given to their non-profit, inspired by the Greek work ‘Arche’ which means ‘source of action’.
It’s also the word that inspired their son Archie’s name.
In a statement, the duke and duchess said: “What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction.
“With the challenges of 2020, there has never been a more important time to do so, because when we hear each other, and hear each other’s stories, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are.”
The news comes hot on the heels of the announcement yesterday that Meghan Markle has partnered with Clevr Blends, which makes instant oat-milk lattes.
“This investment is in support of a passionate female entrepreneur who prioritizes building community alongside her business,” the duchess said.
“I’m proud to invest in Hannah’s commitment to sourcing ethical ingredients and creating a product that I personally love and [that] has a holistic approach to wellness. I believe in her, and I believe in her company.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their roles as senior royals in March and moved to LA.
One of the biggest signs that they had no plans to return to the UK anytime soon was when they handed over the keys of their Frogmore Cottage home to Prince Harry’s cousin, Princess Eugenie.
With extra reporting by Rebecca Taylor
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