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Hi listeners - I am taking a break from podcasting as of June 2022. You can still catch up with my positive commentary about the lives and the work of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and their children Archie and Lili through my blog at and through my twitter account @JeanetteSongolo - thank you all for your loyalty.....

Hi listeners - I am taking a break from podcasting as of June 2022. You can still catch up with my positive commentary about the lives and the work of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and their children Archie and Lili through my blog at and through my twitter account @JeanetteSongolo - thank you all for your loyalty.....




Hi listeners - I am taking a break from podcasting as of June 2022. You can still catch up with my positive commentary about the lives and the work of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and their children Archie and Lili through my blog at and through my twitter account @JeanetteSongolo - thank you all for your loyalty.....








Podcast 142 – Sussex followers launch new fundraiser to honour the 2022 Birthdays of Archie and Lili

In honour of adorable Archie's 3rd Birthday and the forthcoming 1st Birthday of baby Lili, Meghan and Harry supporters’ group, the Sussex Squad - as well as other Sussex followers - are raising money in support of Jose Andres’s World Central Kitchen (WCK). WCK use the power of food to nourish communities in crises. WCK are currently doing wonders in feeding those living in or fleeing from the war in Ukraine. World Central Kitchen has been a partner with the couple's Archewell Foundation...


Podcast 141– The Pros & Cons of Meghan Markle & Prince Harry going to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Today I am taking a look at a topic that everyone and their dog has an opinion on – the question as to whether Harry and Meghan should travel to the UK to participate in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations? It is not yet known whether or not Meghan, Harry, Archie and Lili will make the trip over from California to attend all or some of the Jubilee Celebrations. Whilst rumour has it that the Queen would like them to come, when asked recently if he would be coming Prince Harry did not...


Podcast 140 – The 'take-aways' from Prince Harry’s April 2022 interview with Hoda Kotb.

During the week of the Invictus Games at the Hague in Holland - Prince Harry did a fair few press interviews to promote the Games. In these interviews Harry, for the most part, kept the topic limited the Games and only answering the odd question about fatherhood and his children. Not so when he sat down with NBC’s Hoda Kotb. This interview did explore Harry's private life. This podcast is an overview of their interview, the reaction to it by the UK press, and my thoughts. Please keep...


Podcast 139 – Best parts so far of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle at The Invictus Games The Hague

As I mentioned before we don’t have live TV coverage of the Invictus Games The Hague here in Canada, but I have been trolling all over social media and news reports so as to keep up to date on how the Games are going. Amongst the many hard-hitting stories of the competition, such as the fact that the Ukrainian team who despite the on-going war with Russia did manage to travel to Holland to take part, and also the serious part of the games for each of the 500 plus competitors who have either...


Podcast 138 – Meghan Markle & Prince Harry slipped into England for an Easter visit with the Queen - right under the noses of the press

On the Thursday evening before Good Friday many of us were knocking off work early so as to extend our Easter weekend as much as possible. As is my norm, I was keeping one eye on the Twitter feeds about all things Meghan and Harry when a story popped up on the My Royalty Account a post by The UK Sun newspaper reporting that Meghan and Harry had been to visit with the Queen. Tweeter went ballistic when shortly thereafter a spokesperson for Meghan and...


Podcast 137 – Meghan Markle & Prince Harry make new grants to organizations working to improve our digital community

At a time when we are constantly bombarded with hateful and polarized media and social media commentary and when it is becoming increasingly difficulty to sort out the real news from the fake, Meghan and Harry have issued a couple of new charitable grants, re-committing themselves "to convening, bridging, and accelerating leaders, ideas, and solutions for an online community rooted in equity, safety, participation, and belonging." In the statement released on their Archewell website Meghan...


Podcast 136 – Countdown to Prince Harry’s Invictus Games The Hague

The countdown is on to the start of the Invictus Games that are taking place this year at The Hague in the Netherlands. The opening ceremony and a few sporting events take place on Easter Saturday, continuing thereafter up to the closing ceremony on Friday April 22nd, 2022. The Invictus Games, founded by Prince Harry and based on the US Warrior Games, are designed for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veterans. The idea is to use the power of sport to inspire...


Podcast 135 – Meghan Markle & Prince Harry start an Action Campaign to support women in the community

Concurrently with a new report from the US National Women’s Law Centre (NWLC) about the impact of the pandemic on women and mothers, Meghan and Harry through their Archewell Foundation have started a new campaign, a call to action, asking us alongside themselves to take actions to support women in our communities. The NWLC report authored by Jasmine Tucker and Julie...


Podcast 134 – Should Prince Harry have attended his late grandfather’s memorial service?

The question that I am posing for you all this week is "Should Prince Harry have travelled to the UK to attend the memorial service for his late grandfather, Prince Phillip? " Although Harry had let everyone know in advance that he was not going to come, this did not stopped everyone from: (a) Speculating as to why Harry chose not to attend, or (b) Taking an opinion over whether this was the right decision or not. Prince Harry was at Prince Phillip's carefully planned funeral in April of...


Podcast 133 – Meghan Markle & Prince Harry make donations to organizations working on the ground in Ukraine

In a week when Samantha and Thomas Markle made the news for not so good reasons, Meghan and Harry took the high road, announcing that they had made donations to several organizations that are working on the ground to support the people of Ukraine. Ukrainians continue to suffer the effects of Russia’s unwarranted invasion of their country. In a post to their Archewell website, Meghan and Harry announced donations to a couple organizations that they had not worked with before, as well as...


Podcast 132 – Thomas Markle launches a YouTube Channel – and guess who the first episode is about?

Patrick Hill of the UK Daily Mirror newspaper reported in what he termed an Exclusive Interview with Meghan Markle's dad Thomas Markle, writing that Thomas was vowing to tell 'his truth' as he launched his YouTube channel, promising that the chats will be "no holds barred." Co-host of the channel and 'close pal' to Thomas LA based photographer Karl Larsen told the Daily Mirror that he and Thomas were inspired by people such as the royal commentator Lady Colin Campbell and also podcaster Joe...


Podcast 131 – Meghan Markle subject of (attention seeking) lawsuit by Samantha Markle

For those of us who have long since given up hope that Samantha Markle would find inner peace and leave Meghan and Harry alone, it was not much of a shock to hear that Samantha has decided that she is not yet done messing around in her half sister’s life, and what better way to garner some more press attention (and maybe get some more paid TV work) than to sue Meghan for defamation. This podcasts is all about the ins and outs of Samantha's lawsuit. Please keep listening for future podcasts...


Podcast 130 – Meghan Markle & Prince Harry award grants to non-profits in honour of National Women's History Month & International Women's Day (IWD) 2022

In America the month of March is National Women’s History Month which also encompasses International Women’s Day (IWD) that in 2022 will be celebrated on March 8th. National Women's History Month has been observed annually in the United States and other countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia, every March since 1987. The month is observed in October in Canada. The National Women's History Alliance is known nationally (in the US) as the only clearinghouse providing information...


Podcast 129 –Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s NAACP acceptance speech – the (VERY) unofficial version!

As anticipated, Meghan & Harry received the NAACP President’s Award during the 53rd annual NAACP Image Awards. Meghan and Harry looked absolutely fabulous. They turned up in person for the event and they gave a short speech, taking it in turns to say some lines. But like all speeches you must not take what they said at face value. Here is a light-hearted take on what Meghan and Harry said, and what they might have meant by their words? Apologies upfront that it is me doing this skit – it...


Podcast 128 – Prince Harry & Meghan Markle honoured with NAACP President’s Award

Within hours of Russia invading Ukraine and on the same day that Meghan and Harry issued a statement to say that they and their Archewell team Stand with the People of Ukraine, we heard some good news for Meghan and Harry. The couple are to be awarded the NAACP President’s Award during the 53rd annual Image Awards that will be televised on the BET channel on Saturday February 26th 2022. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in...


Podcast 127 –Prince Harry supports England’s 2022 National HIV Testing Week

Prince Harry reconnected with his Welsh friend Gareth Thomas to support 2022 National HIV Testing Week in England. National HIV Testing Week is the campaign to promote regular testing, particularly among the most affected population groups in England, thereby helping to reduce the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV. For listeners living outside of the UK or for those who don't follow the sport of Rugby Union, Gareth Thomas is a former rugby player and was also the captain of the...


Podcast 126 – Prince Harry & Serena Williams attend the inaugural BetterUp InnerWork Day

In his first public event of 2022, Prince Harry took part in the very first InnerWork Day event by on-line coaching company BetterUp, the organization where for the last year Prince Harry has worked as the Chief Impact Officer. To give you an idea of the reach of BetterUp, people from every continent around the world attended. I listened in for most of the 5-hour conference. In this podcast I talk about my key take-aways from the event, as well as chat about the...


Podcast 125 – Will Prince Harry succeed in obtaining access to Police Protection when in the UK?

Following their trend of publishing 'breaking' news stories about Meghan and Harry late on Saturday night, the UK Mail on Sunday and their Mail Online counter part printed the following headline: “Give me back my bodyguards: Prince Harry threatens legal action against the government and demands return of police protection when he is in the UK because it is not safe for the Sussexes to return to visit.” Having got wind that this story was going to break, Prince Harry issued his own statement...


Podcast 124 – Happy 2022 – Recent News about Meghan Markle & Prince Harry

Firstly, a happy 2022 to you all. You will have noticed the new intro music to my podcast, aptly called “New Beginnings” as we pull down the holiday decorations, enter a new year, and hope for good things in the year ahead. We haven’t seen much of any of the Royals over recent weeks as they all take their extended holiday breaks. That said, we have had a steady trickle of news coming out about Meghan and Harry. 1. We heard more details on Meghan’s financial settlement from her court win...


Podcast 123 – Associated Newspapers concede defeat in Meghan Markle’s copyright case - #meghanmarklewon

On Christmas Day at about 6.00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time in North America which is 11.00 p.m. in the UK, the Boxing Day editions of the UK Sunday Newspapers came out and there was a good surprise. At the foot of the front page of the UK Mail on Sunday was the following statement: “The Duchess of Sussex wins her legal case for copyright infringement against Associated Newspapers for articles published in the Mail on Sunday and posted on the Mail Online website." On page 3 of the newspaper...