After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made two big bombshell announcements in the past few weeks — they are expecting their second child and are leaving the royal family — the two made their first appearance in a Spotify video on Monday, February 22.
In the clip, the pair sat on their couch in their California home to discuss Archewell Audio, the “audio-first production company started by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
“We’re using podcasting to drive powerful conversations,” the former actress stated. “That inspire, challenge and educate,” Harry continued.
"We created Archewell Audio to make sure that we can elevate voices that maybe aren't being heard and hear people's stories," Meghan said.
Harry added, "And the biggest part of this is to create this community of where you can share, that will encourage everybody else to then share their own vulnerabilities within that safe space."
In December 2020, the two had a special guest on their holiday special podcast — their son, Archie!
"You can speak into it," Harry told his son.
"Archie, is it fun?" Meghan said, to which Archie responded, "Fun?"
Then, the trio wished everyone a “Happy New Year” before signing off.
In addition to a Spotify partnership, the duo have also signed with Netflix to produce content in the next few years.
Last week, Buckingham Palace revealed that Meghan and Harry were no longer “working members of the royal family.”
“Following conversations with the duke, the queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” the statement continued. “The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty before being redistributed among working members of the royal family.”
Ultimately, Meghan and Harry “understand that they can’t have it both ways,” the source noted. “And from their point of view, it’s not the end of the world.”
“They’ve already made their mark in the US and will continue being philanthropists, working with charities that are close to their heart – veterans, mental health, homelessness, Black Lives Matter and more,” the insider explained.