Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed a deal with digital music service platform Spotify to produce podcasts, which will tell “uplifting and entertaining stories”.

After stepping down from royal duties and moving to California this year, Harry and Meghan launched various creative ventures.
In September, the couple signed an agreement with streaming giant Netflix to produce “impactful” films and series, while Markle, a former television actress, narrated a wildlife documentary on Disney+.

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After the announcement, Spotify shares, which has 144 million subscribers, jumped 2% on Tuesday morning.

It has previously signed celebrity podcasters, including Barack and Michelle Obama, and Kim Kardashian West.

The company did not say how much the deal with the royals was worth.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a statement that “what we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen”.

In an introductory trailer, the prince introduces himself: “Hi guys, I’m Harry.”

He says their podcasts will “bring forward different perspectives and voices that perhaps you haven’t heard before”.

Markle adds that the podcasts will “celebrate kindness and compassion”.

Spotify was launched in Sweden in 2008 and describes itself as the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service.