Meghan Markle’s podcast finally in the works as 2022 launch announced months after signing major Spotify deal

Meghan Markle’s podcast is reportedly on the way later this year…

Meghan Markle's podcast is coming, seen here visiting the University of Chichester's Engineering and Technology Park
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Meghan Markle’s podcast is said to be finally in the works as a launch date is announced for later this year, over a year after she and Prince Harry signed their Spotify deal. 

Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “stepped back” as senior members of the extended Royal Family in 2020, the couple have gone on to excite fans with a huge number of new projects and ventures. This includes everything from Prince Harry and Meghan’s first Netflix series to the Duchess’ first children’s book, The Bench. Now it seems like their foray into podcasting is going to another level in 2022. 

According to the Daily Mail, the Duchess of Sussex has announced her podcast will be released this summer. The launch will come almost two years after Meghan and Prince Harry launched their joint podcast, Archewell Audio, on Spotify after signing a multi-year and multi-million deal. 

As revealed by the publication, Duchess Meghan shared the exciting podcast news via an Archewell foundation statement, which discussed both her and Prince Harry’s commitment to “trust and safety”. 

“As we all continue to tackle the misinformation era, Archewell Audio has found it important to work with our partners at Spotify to ensure that the digital technologies so many of us use every day are rooted in strong principles of trust and safety,” the statement reportedly declared.   

It continued, “We are encouraged by ongoing conversations we've had with Spotify on this shared goal and have been working closely with their team—as well as their senior leadership—towards policies, practices, and strategies meant to raise creator awareness, minimize the spread of misinformation, and support transparency.

“As we move forward at Archewell Audio, we too are eager to be responsible stewards of an audio landscape that is well-resourced with quality, fact-based information—particularly when it comes to public health.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021

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The Sussexes’ statement and the announcement of a launch date for Meghan Markle’s podcast comes after Neil Young was flooded with support earlier this year. The singer allegedly accused host Joe Rogan of spreading misinformation about Covid-19 on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.

Following the controversy, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement revealing they’d been “expressing concerns” for some time about misinformation regarding Covid-19.

As reported by The Independent, the royals’ announced, “Last April, our co-founders began expressing concerns to our partners at Spotify about the all too real consequences of Covid misinformation on its platform.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, visit One World Observatory

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“We have continued to express our concerns to Spotify to ensure changes to its platform are made to help address this public health crisis. We look to Spotify to meet this moment and are committed to continuing our work together as it does,” they added.

Though it’s not known exactly what Meghan Markle’s podcast will cover and who might join her on it, it’ll likely attract huge attention from fans as soon as more information is revealed.  

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with seven years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.