Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, have become the first royals to have their own podcast after signing an exclusive deal with Spotify earlier this month. The first episode of the Archewell show was released on Tuesday and the “power of love” was a key theme.
A description of the Archewell Christmas special on Spotify reads: “As we come to the end of the year, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, present a special collection of inspiration, reflection, and perspective from guests around the world, including Stacey Abrams, Christina Adane, José Andrés, Brené Brown, Rachel Cargle, Deepak Chopra, James Corden, Matt Haig, Sir Elton John, Hussain Manawer, Naomi Osaka, Tyler Perry, and George the Poet (plus a surprise or two).
“Curated throughout the month of December, join them as they reflect on the year, speak openly about the power of compassion, and toast to a hopeful 2021.”
As well as a star-studded line-up of guests, royal fans were delighted to hear Meghan and Harry’s son Archie speak for the first time in public on the recording.
Archie made a small cameo at the end of the episode to wish listeners a Happy New Year.
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He added: “What will be interesting is how penetrating they are when they interview their guests in future podcasts.
“We await interviews in depth with anticipation, in the meantime, this will please their many admirers.”
Meghan and Harry are expected to raise their son Archie in California.
The Sussexes may return to Britain next spring to mark Prince Philip’s 100th birthday on June 10.