Meghan Markle’s new Spotify podcast, archetype, It premiered this week, and — because of course, sigh — Palace is already spiraling. Specifically, about what the rest of the series might share.
In a new report for Yahoo!Royal expert and author Omid Scobie (who co-wrote a biography of the Sussexes Finding Freedom) said, “I’m told that Buckingham Palace aides are definitely not keeping quiet or moving on after the show’s premiere on Tuesday, worried about what else will be shared over the next 12 weeks.”
If you’ve heard of Meghan’s first archetype The episode, you know, had a really interesting discussion between Meghan and Serena Williams, during which Meghan talked about how her experience of the word “ambitious” changed when she started dating Harry.
Meghan explained during the chat, “I don’t personally remember ever feeling the negative connotation behind the word ‘ambitious’ until I dated my now-husband.” And um, apparently ambition is a terrible, terrible thing for a woman — according to some. So, since I felt the negativity behind it, it’s really hard to feel it. i can do Either way, don’t look at the millions of girls and women who routinely make themselves short—too short.”
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The Duchess also spoke about a terrifying incident during the royal tour, when Archie’s nursery caught fire (fortunately, he wasn’t in the room at the time). Despite being understandably upset about what had happened, she had to go on another engagement.
“Of course, as a mom, you go, ‘Oh, God, what?’ Everybody was in tears, everybody was shaken. And what are we supposed to do? Go out and do another official engagement? I said, ‘There’s no point.’ I was like, ‘Can you tell people what happened?’ And a lot, I think, optically. The focus is on what it looks like instead of what it feels like. And part of the humanization and these labels and these archetypes and these boxes that we’ve been put in. Some understanding of the human moments behind the scenes that people might be aware of. Don’t be and give each other a break.”
FYI, Meghan is talking to Mariah Carey next week. Literally can’t wait.