A trailer for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new podcast as part of their latest deal with Spotify has been released. During the clip, the Duchess of Sussex can be heard teasing her husband about his accent, encouraging him to start off as the words “sound really nice” in his voice. However, the royal couple’s announcement regarding ‘Archewell Audio’ has already been accused of being “woke”.
At the start of the trailer, the Duke asks: “Shall we start? No? Ladies first?”
His wife replies, teasing him: “No, you say it, because I think it sounds really nice with your accent.”
Harry can be heard saying in disbelief: “What? ‘Archewell Audio’? Really?”
Meghan laughs, responding: “I mean… Yes, let’s do it.”
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Cissy St Clair took to Twitter to write: “Why on earth do they think we want to listen to their woke word salad?”
One user mocked the couple: “‘Hi guys, I’m Harry! And I’m Meghan’. And we love our privacy. New podcast deal to ‘uplift and entertain audiences around the world’ will defo amuse.
“Should have called it Train-crash Radio. Be prepared for more woke preaching and product placement.”
Another simply said: “Seriously, who gives a c**p?!?”
According to Spotfy, Archewell Audio will produce programming that “uplifts and entertains audiences around the world and features diverse perspectives and voices”.
In the trailer, the Duchess says that the “kindness and compassion” seen through the year will be what “underlies” Archewell Audio.
The content will be available for free through Spotfy’s online streaming platform.
In a statement following the official announcement, the Sussexes 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.”