The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have signed a multi-million pound deal with music platform Spotify in order to collaborate on a series with their production company, Archewell Audio. Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, will produce and host a talk show and in a trailer they promised to explore “different perspectives” and conduct interviews with “amazing people”.
In a statement, Spotify said they hoped the podcast would “build community through shared experiences, narratives and values”.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said he anticipates the series will reflect the values of both Meghan and Harry, but pointed out only guests Meghan and Harry feel are “appropriate” will feature.
Mr Fitzwilliams said he does not think the content produced on the platform would “disturb” the Royal Family.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “I expect that the Sussexes’ links with Spotify, for which they will produce podcasts, will reflect their system of values.
“They will choose guests whom they think are appropriate.
“This should not disturb the Royal Family and will certainly be lucrative.”
In a joint statement, Meghan and Harry highlighted how important it is to listen to other people’s life experiences and insisted it is needed more than ever this year.
They said: “What we love about podcasting is that it reminds us all 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 couple will release a special episode later this month, where listeners will hear the first-hand stories of remarkable people in 2020.
In a preview clip ahead of the first episode, Meghan said: “We’re talking to some amazing people.
“They’re going to share their memories that have really helped shape this past year which has been, as we know, a difficult one for everyone.”
Prince Harry added: “So many people have been through so much pain this year, experiencing loss, a huge amount of uncertainty.
“But it feels worth acknowledging that 2020 has connected us in ways we could have never imagined, through endless acts of compassion and kindness.”
Speaking earlier this month about the deal, Dawn Ostroff, Spotify’s chief content and advertising business officer, described the Duke and Duchess as “citizens of the world”.
She stated by having Meghan and Harry on board it would help to “elevate underrepresented voice”.
Ms Ostroff 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.
“That 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.”