Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drop a new holiday podcast and declare ‘love wins’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reflects on the year amid the coronavirus pandemic, kicking off the podcast by thanking ‘health workers and top healthcare workers for their sacrifice’ and playing a greeting from Elton John in quarantine with his family.

All the celebrities and artists featured on the podcast submitted audiobooks instead of appearing on Zoom because the couple said they did not want to tell anyone that they were ‘on dumb’.

Matt Haig, author of ‘Notes on a Nervous Planet’, a book that the couple loved, also makes an appearance to talk about his own struggle during lockdown.

Other guests include Tyler Perry, Stacey Abrams, José Andrés, Brené Brown, Deepak Chopra, James Cordon, Elton John and Naomi Osaka. Perry recounts a low moment when he left sad when he wanted to feed 5,000 families for Thanksgiving and realized that his charity no longer needed it.

Spokesperson George the Poet, activist Christina Adane and author Rachel Cargle also appear. All described their own mental health struggles amid Covid-19 and isolation.

As for Harry and Meghan, they hinted at the split with the royal family, declaring ‘love wins’, despite what’s going on in the world.

“From us I will say, no matter what life throws at you, trust us when we say love wins,” Markle said.

“Love always wins,” Harry adds, “as we all know, it was a year ago.”

Harry said the point of the podcast was “to honor the compassion and kindness that helped so many people through it.”

“Our thoughts were with you, especially during this holiday season,” Markle said.

This is just the first in a series of podcasts the couple plans to release in 2021. Earlier this month, Spotify announced that they had entered into a multi-project agreement with Archewell Audio, the couple’s podcast production company.

Harry, who called 2020 ‘a year we could never have imagined’, and talked about the lessons of the past twelve months and said: ‘If we come to the end of this year and look to the future, let’s keep the lessons we learned We’ve learned how important it is to look after each other and how meaningful our commitments are, even if they’s physically impossible. “

The couple’s 1-year-old son, Archie, even makes an appearance at the end when Markle asks him, ‘Archie, is that nice?’

“Fun.” Archie says, adding a sweet ‘Happy New Year’ for listeners.

In the end, the couple played ‘This Little Light of MIne’, a song that Markle said they played at the end of our wedding.

Listen to the podcast below: