Archie joins Harry and Meghan's podcast to wish Happy New Year, Internet says his voice is made for it
Prince Harry and Meghan debuted their holiday podcast on Tuesday, December 29 and what has caught the attention of listeners, fans and followers on social media is their son Archie's cameo. That's right, in the podcast, Prince Harry and Meghan teach their son to say 'Happy New Year' and the toddler in an adorable sweet voice repeats after them. There is also a lot of laughter from the three. This is the first time that the public has heard Archie speak and as expected, there is a lot of excitement on Twitter about how cute Archie sounds.
At the beginning of the podcast, which features a lineup of popular names that are friends with Harry and Meghan, the podcast released in collaboration with Spotify is an audio diary that serves as a compassionate look back on the year 2020. So in the beginning, Harry says “We’re glad you’re here. As we all know, it’s been a year,” and adds, "And we really want to honor the compassion and kindness that has helped so many people get through it.” To this Meghan adds, “And, at the same time, to honor those who have experienced uncertainty and unthinkable loss. Our thoughts have been with you, especially during this holiday season.” Recently, Meghan had also opened up about how she had suffered from a miscarriage and what the entire ordeal was like for her.
Speaking about the episode itself, Harry said in the podcast, "We were curious to hear what they’d reflect on when they had a moment to themselves... without navigating the sometimes awkward dance of a video chat. Meaning, no one having to say ‘you’re on mute’ over and over again — which is probably one of the defining phrases of 2020." The special guests on the podcast included climate and food activist Christina Adane, tennis pro Naomi Osaka, professor and podcast host Brené Brown, Loveland Foundation founder Rachel Cargle, Deepak Chopra, novelist Matt Haig, poet and mental health campaigner Hussain Manawer, George the Poet, and actor and director Tyler Perry.
Stacey Abrams also stops by to chat after Meghan had mentioned that she had caught up with her over the summer. Then there is José Andrés, who recently partnered with Harry and Meghan's Archewll Foundation, Sir Elton John and James Corden, who also appears. And finally, the couple introduces a special guest and that is 1 and half-year-old Archie. During the recording, Harry says "You can speak into it" probably pointing at the microphone. Then we hear Meghan ask, "Archie, is it fun?” and Archie responds, "Fun."
“After me,” the duke says then and asks, “Ready? Happy ...” Archie says “Happy ...” Then we hear both Harry and Meghan say “New ... ” which the toddler repeats and also says "Year" and finishes all by himself. Since the podcast was released, fans have taken to Twitter to respond where one of them tweeted, "Baby talk especially with 'Fun'. Archie sounds like a transatlantic mix. And said 'New' sounding British."
Baby talk especially with 'Fun'. Archie sounds like a transatlantic mix. And said 'New' sounding British.— 𝓛𝓪𝓪𝓵𝓮𝓮𝓷 لعلین✨𝓹𝓮𝓻𝓼𝓸𝓷𝓪𝓵 𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀𝓼 (@laaleen) December 29, 2020
Another fan wrote, "#Archie makes so many history. The first royal baby to debut a podcast. That's insane & trendsetting. A new truly modern & refreshing royal family!!" Another fan also wrote, "Harry giggling like a fool and little Archie copying him this is so wholesome. They have perfect podcast voices, so soothing to listen to." Another fan also posts, "Archie's American twang?? You are kidding me?" in reaction to a British TV anchor's post, "A lot to pack into the late @itvnews at 10.10pm tonight: - new daily high of covid cases - will it affect England's secondary schools re-opening? - Croatia earthquake destroys whole towns - Archie's American twang. Join us if you can."
#Archie makes so many history. The first royal baby to debut a podcast. That's in sane & trend setting 👏.— #SussexSpartan (@KajolMomento) December 29, 2020
A new truly modern & refreshing royal family!!.
Harry giggling like a fool and little Archie copying him 🥺🥺🥺 this is so wholesome. They have perfect podcast voices, so soothing to listen to https://t.co/dawjXbsCw3— 🎄🎅🏻✨ (@anniej24_) December 29, 2020
Archie's American twang??— Darren Elgar (@ElgarDarren) December 29, 2020
You are kidding me?
Spotify had announced the deal with Prince Harry and Meghan on December 15 and at that time Prince Harry and Meghan had said in a statement to HuffPost, "What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction."