Meghan Markle, formerly the Duchess of Sussex, will launch her first Spotify podcast this summer. 

The new show, which is highly anticipated, comes from Archewell Audio, an offshoot of Markle and her husband, Prince Harry’s foundation. They have an exclusive deal with the streaming platform. 

Spotify had signed a deal with them in 2020, and there have been delays since then. However, a spokesperson for Archwell Audio confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the couple is ready to move ahead after sorting out details of the streamer’s policies. 

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The added caution comes after Archwell publicly took a stand against Spotify over the Joe Rogan row. It started when iconic musician Neil Young threatened to pull his music from Spotify because the streamer hosted Rogan’s podcast, where he often spread misinformation about COVID

Initially, the streamer remained reluctant to censor Rogan. However, the protest against him began to snowball, with Joni Mitchell pulling her music from the platform as well.

Eventually, Spotify kept Rogan on, but there were reports of certain episodes being discreetly removed. At the time, Archwell had released a statement, saying “Since the inception of Archewell, we have worked to address the real-time global misinformation crisis. Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the serious harms of rampant mis- and disinformation every day. Last April, our co-founders began expressing concerns to our partners at Spotify about the all-too-real consequences of COVID-19 misinformation on its platform. We have continued to express our concerns to Spotify to ensure changes to its platform are made to help address this public health crisis. We look to Spotify to meet this moment and are committed to continuing our work together as it does”. 

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Thus far, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a holiday special on Spotify, from their multi-year deal with the platform.