Prince Harry and Meghan are now podcast hosts. They teased listeners Tuesday with a sample of their upcoming “Archewell” podcast, and they’re already getting a lot of flack for it.
Their 2020 “Archewell Audio” holiday special, part of their multiyear partnership with Spotify to produce podcasts and shows, reflected on the tumultuous year, which began for them with the January announcement that they would be stepping back as senior royals in the British monarchy.
But the Sussexes’ departure from the crown, torrential backlash and bevy of new media endeavors weren’t at all mentioned in the uplifting special, which they said is meant to bring “a little warmth, a smile and something to think about.”
Like many other Sussex entertainment endeavors, the debut special immediately drew adverse reactions in the United Kingdom, with critics demanding that the couple renounce their titles for tackling a number of politically charged subjects.