Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are on a roll ever since they sifted base into their very own home in California.
Between establishing their charitable foundation, breaking a deal with Netflix, and investing in an instant oat milk latte company this week, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now foraying into the world of podcasts.
The royal couple has expanded their media empire by signing on to a multi-year deal with Spotify to produce and host a podcast, the first of which will start this month, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
The music streaming app, Spotify, is building a podcast empire with exclusive content from big names for prestige audio content.
Some of the well-known names who have joined the bandwagon are Kim Kardashian West, who signed the deal with Spotify in June, Michelle Obama, who debuted “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on Spotify in July, and “The Joe Rogan Experience,” one of the most popular podcasts in the world, is now exclusive to Spotify.
Sharing details about having Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on board, the company said, in a press release, on Tuesday, that the two “will host and produce podcasts that build community through shared experience, narratives, and values.”
A three-minute teaser for the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle podcast from ‘Archewell Audio’ -the company producing the podcast, which uses the same name of their charity named after their son, Archie -has already been released on the streaming platform.
The clip begins with the couple joking around in an unscripted segment. While Harry asks, “Shall we start? No? Ladies first?”
Meghan replies, “No say it, because I think it sounds really nice with your accent,” asking Harry to say ‘Archewell Audio’.
The couple in the podcast explains how “kindness and compassion” will underline “everything you hear on Archewell audio” and share their beliefs about hearing stories of empowering people through which real change is possible.
“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,” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a joint statement.
“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.”
Talking about the impact that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have around the world, Dawn Ostroff, chief content and advertising business officer for Spotify said, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may live in California, but the power of their voices rests in their status as citizens of the world.”
He continued, “They are embracing the extraordinary capacity of podcasts on Spotify while also seeking to elevate underrepresented voices is a testament to their appreciation for the potential of audio storytelling.”
Later this month, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first podcast – a ‘holiday special’ will feature ‘inspirational stories’ sharing their memories of 2020.
Since the royal couple has been residing in California, they have been volunteering and meeting with charities and conducting interviews for various causes close to their hearts.