Meghan Markle, our favorite Black Dutchess, will soon be getting a podcast on Spotify. Oh, and her husband, Prince Harry, will be joining her too.
Spotify announced that it has signed a multi-year deal with Archewell Audio, a new production founded by Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex.
“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,” said The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a joint statement.
Dawn Ostroff, Spotify’s chief content and advertising business officer, welcomed the partnership.
“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,” said Ostroff. “We are proud to partner with The Duke and Duchess and look forward to listeners hearing directly from them and the other creators that they will be elevating via our global platform.”
This isn’t the first time that Spotify has inked a deal with royalty. Last year, former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama launched their own collaboration with Spotify and have since rolled out “The Michelle Obama Podcast.”
The first full podcast series is expected to arrive in 2021, and like all Spotify podcasts, will be free for subscribers. Before then, however, Archewell and Spotify-owned Gimlet will release a holiday special co-hosted by the Duke and Duchess.