Meghan Markle and Prince Harry asked famous faces to do some reflecting in their podcast host debut — and the couple looked back at a special moment themselves.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released their first podcast on Spotify, a holiday special tied to the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021, through the newly launched Archewell Audio.
At the end of the episode, Meghan and Harry signed off with a song "that means so much to us," Prince Harry said. "Not a toast per se, but a song – which is about shining a light."
" 'This Little Light of Mine'' played at the very end of our wedding while we were walking down the steps of the church," Meghan continued. "It was the music that we wanted playing when we started our lives together. Because as we all know, 'darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that…' "
Prince Harry concluded, "The message of this song is one we hold so dearly. It’s about using the power we each have within us to make this world a better place."
The song was performed by Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir, which provided the live music for Meghan and Harry's wedding in May 2018 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
The podcast's celeb-filled lineup — including Elton John, Tyler Perry, Stacey Abrams, James Corden and more — also featured a special cameo: their 19-month-old son, Archie. At the very end of the episode, Meghan and Harry allow Archie to take a turn at the microphone.
"You can speak into it," Prince Harry told Archie.
"Archie, is it fun?" Meghan said, to which Archie responds, "Fun?" Then Meghan repeats, "Fun!"
Archie even gave a special message to listeners — with help from his parents.
"After me. Ready? Happy…" Harry said, to which Archie repeats, "Happy."
Meghan and Harry then said, "New…"
And Archie completes the message: "New Year" — and his parents cheer as Archie giggles.
Meghan, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, asked high-profile friends and change-makers to reflect on 2020 for their first podcast episode.
"As we come to the end of this year and look to the future, let's hold onto the lessons we’ve learned about how important it is to take care of one another, and how meaningful our connections are — even when they’re physically impossible," Prince Harry said.
Meghan continued, "We thought, what if we can bring together some people that inspire us – people that we admire . . . and get their thoughts on what they learned from 2020. So we asked a few friends and a lot of other folks: activists, poets."
"Athletes, writers," Harry chimed in.
"Teachers, and artists – people from all walks of life," Meghan said.
Others featured in the podcast include Christina Adane José Andrés, Brené Brown, Rachel Cargle, Deepak Chopra, Matt Haig, Hussain Manawer, Naomi Osaka and George the Poet.
Earlier this month, Meghan and Prince Harry announced a "multi-year partnership" between Spotify and their newly formed production company Archewell Audio.
They kicked things off with a two-minute audio clip of them debuting their podcast skills.
"He has a podcast voice!" Meghan said at the end of the message after Harry gave an introduction.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to host and produce original podcasts "all with the goal to build community through shared experience, narratives and values," according to a press release.
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