Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, made their first appearance after making two major announcements: They are expecting their second child and their permanent departure from the British royal family. After Valentine’s Day sharing that Archie will become a big brother and confirmation from Buckingham Palace last week that the couple will no longer fill active roles in the crown, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took part in a Spotify event on Monday. .
The Sussex dukes showed up at their $ 14 million Santa Barbara, California mansion to talk about Archewell Audio, the production company they formed late last year that will create podcasts exclusively for Spotify.
As the Børns song “Electric Love” plays, Markle says to the cameras: “We are using podcasting to drive powerful conversations…Before Harry continues, “… inspiring, challenging and educating.”
They both appear sitting in what appears to be the living room of their home in California. While Harry chose a formal but not very groomed look, Meghan wore a $ 3,490 Oscar de la Renta dress with a citrus print.
“We created Archewell Audio to make sure we can raise voices that may not be heard and hear people’s stories,” adds Meghan. Harry then notes, “The idea is to create a community that will encourage everyone else to share their own vulnerabilities within that safe space.”
The royal couple kicked off Archewell Audio by asking celebrity friends like Elton John, Tyler Perry and James Corden to reflect on 2020 in a Christmas special. His son Archie, who turns two in May, even participated.
The appearance of the marriage comes a few hours after it came to light that Harry and Meghan’s interview with their friend Oprah Winfrey may have to be reissued or even partially delayed due to the rift it has caused with the royal family and the hospitalization of 99-year-old Prince Philip.
This Monday it was also announced that The 94-year-old Queen of England will give a television speech just hours before Harry and his wife tell the world why they left the British royal family.
Last week Buckingham announced that the couple had permanently resigned from their royal duties, just over a year after the so-called Megxit. The queen ordered them to renounce their honorary titles and patronages.
Prince William – second in line to the crown – was furious at Meghan and Harry’s farewell to the queen and believes the couple’s final statement was “Insulting, disrespectful and petulant”, say the British media.
The Duke of Cambridge has been “shocked and saddened” by his brother’s behavior towards the monarch, sources told the Sunday Times, after Harry and Meghan were stripped of their patronages and His Majesty suggested that a “Life of public service” it is not compatible with the lucrative new career of marriage in the United States.
The tone of the couple’s response – broadcast a few minutes after the monarch’s announcement – was the trigger for the fury of the eldest son of Carlos and Lady Di.
As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service in the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented regardless of their status. official function. Everyone can live a life of service. The service is universal “said the spokesperson for Harry and Meghan.