Last night, 39-year-old Meghan Markle and 36-year-old Prince Harry contacted fans for the first time after the announcement of the imminent birth of their second child, as well as the final deprivation of royal privileges. The couple appeared in a 20-second teaser for their Archewell Audio audio podcast, airing on Spotify.

In a short video, Meghan, dressed in an Oscar de la Renta dress, and Harry discusses why they decided to create a podcast and describe its benefits.

We created Archewell Audio to make sure that we can help all voices be heard and learn people’s stories. Megan began in the video.

The most important part of it all is trying to create a society where you can share your thoughts and encourage others to share their weaknesses in a completely safe space, Harry continued.

Back in mid-December last year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced a multi-year partnership with Spotify. Since then, Meghan and Harry have released their first podcast with Elton John, James Corden and other star guests.

Interestingly, a new short video with Megan and Harry’s participation appeared on the network just a few hours after it became known about possible changes in a large interview with the couple Oprah Winfrey. The fact is that the conversation was recorded even before the couple officially confirmed that they would no longer return to their royal duties. After that, Queen Elizabeth II deprived her grandson and his wife of all royal privileges – we are talking about honorary military appointments and patrons’ status of several organizations.

When Prince Harry and Meghan talked to Oprah, they still had no idea that their protection would be taken away from them. They clearly did not expect this and spoke as if they had to continue to play their roles – the insider told the Mirror about the reasons for the possible rewriting of the spouses’ interviews.

The Oprah Show featuring Meghan and Harry is set to air on March 7. Just a few hours earlier, Queen Elizabeth II will also give her annual television address in Commonwealth Day’s honour. It is noteworthy that this time the Queen’s appeal, for some reason, will be released a day before the start of the Commonwealth Day celebration. Thus, Queen Elizabeth II’s speech will appear on the network a few hours before the first big interview with Meghan and Harry after resigning from royal duties.