While 2020 proved to be a challenging year that forced many to adapt to new realities, it also showed how people can thrive amidst change and find ways to look deeper at themselves. Today, in a new standalone Holiday Special produced by Archewell Audio and Gimlet, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reflect back on the year that changed everything. The episode, which listeners can stream for free exclusively on Spotify, features a diverse array of voices sharing lessons, reflections, and hopes for the new year.
“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,” explains Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, at the beginning of the episode.
“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,” continues Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.
Tune into the Holiday Special presented by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they bring together a special collection of inspiration, reflection, and perspective from guests around the world including: Stacey Abrams, Christina Adane, José Andrés, Brené Brown, Rachel Cargle, Deepak Chopra, Matt Haig, Sir Elton John, Hussain Manawer, Naomi Osaka, Tyler Perry, and George the Poet ,James Corden,(plus a surprise or two).
Join them as they reflect on the year, speak openly about the power of compassion, kindness, and connection, and toast to a hopeful 2021.
You can speak into it,” the duke says, directing Archie to the microphone.
“Archie, is it fun?” the duchess says, as Archie repeats after her and says, “Fun.”
“After me,” the duke says, “Ready? Happy …”
“Happy …” Archie repeats.
“New … ” the duke and duchess say.
“New … Year,” Archie finishes, all by himself.
“YAY!” Meghan and Harry exclaim, before the duke signs off with a trademark “BOOM” and laughs, while Archie lets out a little giggle.
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