Meghan and Harry’s son Archie heard for first time in cute podcast appearance

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first podcast features an adorable appearance from their son Archie.

The 19-month-old's American accent is heard for the first time as his parents prompted him to say some words on their Spotify production Archewell Audio.

Meghan asks the tot: "Archie is it fun?" and he repeats the word "fun".

The youngster then copies his dad Harry in saying "Happy New Year", which he followed up with an adorable giggle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's have signed a deal with Spotify to produce the podcast, reported to be worth around £30million.

The first episode is title "Holiday Special" and features appearances from famous pals Sir Elton John and James Corden, as well as quotes from freedom fighter Martin Luther King.

Archie was invited to contribute towards the end of the 33-minute episode.

Harry introduced the episode by saying: "Welcome to our 2020 holiday special.

"As we all know, it's been a year a year and we really want to honour the compassion and kindness that has helped so many people get through it."

Meghan added: "And at the same time to honour those who have experienced uncertainty and unthinkable loss.

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"Our thoughts have been with you, especially during this holiday season.

"And in too many instances people weren't able to be at a loved one's side or say goodbye as they would have wished."

Harry and Meghan spent Christmas with Archie in California, away from the Royal Family.

The multi-million pound Spotify deal is thought to be another step on the couple's path to creating a powerful brand after signing their Netflix deal.

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On their maiden podcast, Harry and Meghan asked their famous friends to record audio diaries to discover "what they would reflect on when they had a moment to themselves".

Harry said: "We hope this brings a little warmth, a smile and something to think about."

Rockstar Sir Elton, who was good friends with Harry's mother Princess Diana, told how he was in a middle of a tour when the coronavirus pandemic struck, forcing him to return to the UK.

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He said he had to be careful because he is "a semi-diabetic so I'm in a risky area there. I have an underlying condition so they say".

The megabucks Spotify deal is one of the largest in history for a newly formed podcast.

Harry and Meghan are believed to have already signed up Michelle Obama to their show.

Royal sources said Buckingham Palace was aware Harry and Meghan had set up their own production company to produce podcasts, but had “no knowledge” of the sums involved.

The couple quit as working royals in January because they want to be "financially independent".

  • Meghan Markle
  • Prince Harry
  • Royal Family
  • Spotify
  • Netflix

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