Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor may not even be two years old, but he is already a household name. And now, the toddler has made his broadcasting debut on the "Holiday Special" episode of his parents’ new podcast series.
Harry and Meghan launched their Archewell Audio podcast on Spotify today with a little help from their 19-month-old son, who joined his parents in wishing everyone a Happy New Year. At the very end of the 35-minute podcast, the couple can be heard speaking with Archie, with Harry telling him about the microphone: “You can speak into it.”
“Archie is it fun?” Meghan asked, to which the tot replied “Fun!” Then Harry said “After me. Ready,” before the couple led their son as he repeated “Happy...New...Year.” “Boom!” Harry ended the podcast by saying as the family laughed.
The sweet family moment followed Harry and Meghan reflecting on the song that was played at the end of their 2018 wedding, "This Little Light of Mine." Harry described it as “a song that means so much to us,” and Meghan added, “It was the music that we wanted playing when we started our lives together. Because as we all know, 'darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.'" Harry concluded, “The message of this song is one we hold so dearly. It’s about using the power we each have within us to make this world a better place.”
The half-hour podcast included thoughts from well-known names including Sir Elton John, Tyler Perry, and James Corden, who discussed what 2020 has made them reflect on. James Corden noted that staying at home and being able to spend more time with his children has brought him joy. Other guests included spoken word artist George the Poet, who announced during the episode that he was planning to propose to his girlfriend—and would have done so by the time the epode airs. “That’s amazing, and George and Sandra, congratulations,” Meghan said. Harry added, “Hopefully it was a yes. If it’s not or if it wasn’t then this is kind of awkward so...” Said Meghan, “We’re going to go with it was a yes, of course it was a yes,” adding, “And from us I will say, no matter what life throws at you guys, trust us when we say love wins.” Harry agreed: “Love always wins.”
This special podcast episode is a part of the multi-year partnership with Spotify that Harry and Meghan struck earlier this month, which will see them produce a series of podcasts under production company Archewell Audio. “The Duke and Duchess will host and produce podcasts that build community through shared experience, narratives and values,” a statement about the partnership said. The move followed the announcement earlier this year that the couple had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to create programs including documentaries, films, and children’s shows. They have denied suggestions that they will be taking part in reality shows, but have not ruled out appearing onscreen.
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