July 28, 2021

The project with which Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will interrupt their paternity leave

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There have been many notable differences between the birth of Lilibet and her older brother, Archie (2 years). One of the most striking, the decision on the part of his parents, Meghan Markle (39) and Harry from England (36), to be taken a paternity leave of four months, something unthinkable when they were an active part of the British royal house.

However, there is a lot of information that suggests that this it’s not going to be a radical disconnect from your professional commitments. Harry himself made it clear when a few days after becoming a father for the second time, he appeared in a promotional video for announce the edition of the Invictus Games to be held in 2023. Of course, he did it from his home in Montecito (Los Angeles, United States) in a recorded appearance, thanks to the technologies.

But this Monday, July 5, another indication has emerged that the activity of the dukes is going to intensify in the coming weeks. As published Daily Mail, Meghan y Harry have hired producer Rebecca Sananes as head of audio for the Archwell Foundation podcast. It is not a new business venture, but it is a great injection of energy for the project, since since its inauguration only one episode has been broadcast.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during one of their last official acts.


The dukes launched this project in December last year. On that occasion they reached an agreement with the Spotify audio platform, in exchange for 18 million euros. But the fact is that so far only 35 minutes of audio have been broadcast, corresponding to the first chapter. This is precisely what, according to a source citing the tabloid, has disenchanted the platform, as they expected “something more”.

Rebecca is expected to join the organization in August, under the supervision of Ben Browning, head of content of the organization. Predictably, it will be then the activity of this project begins to increase.

Senanes has a long history in the environment of the podcasting. She has been the main producer of this type of programs for Pivot, New York Magazine and the program Vox Media Presented by Kara Swisher (58) and Scott Galloway (56).

The only episode aired

The first broadcast of this sound project took place last Christmas. For the premiere the Duke and Duchess of Sussex invited stars of the stature of Elton John (74), who was linked by a very special relationship to Princess Diana of Wales, and James Corden (42), however, neither of them was the protagonist. And it is that to them They were joined by little Archie who stole the attention of all the listeners. Thanks to this episode, called The Holiday Special, the voice of Prince Harry’s firstborn could be heard in public for the first time. The eighteen-month-old baby, encouraged by his parents, said, laughing, expressions like fun, happy Y new year. The situation caused that, naturally, the dukes joined the little one and ended up infected with the little one’s laughter.

Meghan y Harry, junto a Archie.

Meghan y Harry, junto a Archie.


The youngest son of the Prince of Wales and his wife during this first – and only – chapter recalled anecdotes and stories from the guests who were at the microphones. Y they contributed an appreciation about their wedding day. They heard the theme This Little Light of Mine, by Etta James that sounded at this crucial moment in their lives.“It is a subject that means a lot to us,” said Harry, while the Duchess recalled at the precise moment in which they heard the song that May 19, 2018. They also had space to recap on the fateful 2020, without forgetting all the people who died during the pandemic.

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