Meghan Markle news today: Duchess thanks Archie’s nanny for saving him from nursery fire during royal tour

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The Duchess of Sussex has released the first episode of her new podcast, Archetypes.

Tennis pro Williams is the first guest on Meghan Markle’s new podcast, which dropped on Spotify on Tuesday afternoon (August 23).

Meghan acted as executive producer for the first episode and spoke to Williams about the double standards women face when labeled ‘ambitious’.

Additionally, the Duchess also revealed details of an incident when her son Archie’s nanny saved him from a fire while on a royal tour.

The podcast is a co-production between Archewell Audio, Gimlet and Spotify.

Archewell Audio sits under Archewell, the organization founded by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after the couple stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family in 2020.

This is the first episode released after the couple reportedly signed an exclusive deal with the audio streaming service in December 2020.


ICYMI: Meghan Markle says she ‘didn’t know ambition was a negative word’ until she started dating Prince Harry

During the first episode of his podcast series Archetypesthe Duchess of Sussex explained how meeting her husband Prince Harry affected her understanding of ambition.

“I don’t remember personally feeling the negative connotation behind the word ambitious until I started dating my husband,” she said.

“And uh, apparently ambition is, uh…a terrible, terrible thing, for a woman who is – according to some.”

Markle continued, “So since I felt the negativity behind this, it’s really hard not to feel it. I can’t ignore it either, in the millions of girls and women who are getting more small – so much smaller – on a regular basis.

Olivia Petter has the whole story here.


ICYMI: Everything we learned from the first episode of Meghan Markle’s podcast, Archetypes

The Duchess of Sussex released the first episode of her long-awaited podcast series on Tuesday, with tennis star Serena Williams as the first guest.

The longtime friends talked about motherhood, pregnancies and the double standard women face when they’re labeled “ambitious.” The couple also discussed the ripple effect these labels had on the rest of their lives.

From false media reports to her son Archie’s nursery catching fire, there have been plenty of revelations from the first episode of Meghan’s new podcast, Archetypes.

Here’s a recap of all the best moments from the first podcast episode, titled “The Misconception of Ambition.”

You can read Meredith Clark’s full story here.


Serena Williams tells Meghan she ‘delayed motherhood for as long as possible’

ICYMI: Speaking to Meghan Markle, who is a longtime friend, Williams said that as a woman she didn’t have the luxury of the time her male peers had when it came to raising a family.

“I really want to expand my family, and you know I’ve put it off for so long, and as a woman, you can only put it off for so long and other people there, other men there- down, can keep playing,” Williams said.

“I will never back down from something that I absolutely love,” Williams added.

“I will always have some kind of involvement in it. Maybe not professionally, but I will always want to be involved in tennis in some way. Obviously I retired from professional but it is also an evolution.

Saman Javed has the full report here.


Serena Williams shares a photo with her daughter Olympia and Meghan Markle after the release of the Archetypes podcast

Serena Williams shared a photo with her daughter Olympia and Meghan Markle after the Duchess’ new podcast was released Archetypes.

“I loved talking about so many important topics with my dear friend Meghan as the first guest on Archetypes for @spotify! Williams captioned her post. “It’s out now and is worth listening to, especially if you’re ambitious.”

Read the full story here:


Meghan Markle identifies nanny for the first time and credits her for saving Archie from nursery fire

Meghan Markle has identified Archie’s nanny for the first time in public and credited her for saving her son from the nursery fire in South Africa.

In conversation with Serena Williams on the first episode of her Spotify podcast ArchetypesThe Duchess of Sussex recalled how her son, now three, narrowly escaped a fire in his bedroom during one of the royal tours of South Africa in 2019.

Markle said Archie’s nanny, identified only as Lauren, was preparing to put him to bed for a nap, before suddenly deciding to take him with her for a snack at the last minute.

Read the full story here:


Meghan Markle jokes that the media confused her with Serena Williams

ICYMI: The Duchess of Sussex joked that the media once confused her with tennis star Serena Williams, regarding false claims that she was from Compton, California.

Meghan opened up about the reports, which circulated when she got engaged to Prince Harry in 2017, in the first episode of her new podcast, Archetypes, on which she interviewed Williams (who is from Compton).

The duo were discussing misleading media reports when Meghan said: “This morning I was saying to Harry, ‘Do you remember when they said, ‘Harry’s daughter is straight from Compton?’ I was like, are they talking about Serena?

“I’m like, I’m not from Compton, I’ve never lived in Compton, my mum has never lived in Compton but by the way, what’s wrong with Compton? My girlfriend Serena is from there.

You can read Olivia Petter’s full story here.


Meghan was ‘under a lot of stress’ during the pregnancies

ICYMI: The Duchess of Sussex was “under a lot of stress” during her pregnancies, her friend Serena Williams has revealed.

During the episode, Williams – who recently announced her retirement from tennis – opened up about how much she “loved” being pregnant.

“I love being a woman and I love being pregnant. I was one of those,” Williams said.

Meghan replied: “You made pregnancy so sexy, I just waddled [laughs]. I was just tired, I was tired. Oh my God.”

“I was the one who was boring,” Williams said, adding, “You were the one who was under a lot of stress.”

Laura Hampson has the full report here.


Archetypes cover is out

ICYMI: A black and white image of the Duchess of Sussex was used as the cover art for the new Archetypes podcast.

(Spotify/The Independent)

In the image, Meghan is seen wearing a sleeveless white top with her hair down and looking directly at the camera.

This is Meghan’s first podcast for the platform after she and the Duke of Sussex reportedly signed an exclusive deal with Spotify in December 2020.


Archie’s bedroom caught fire during royal tour, Meghan reveals

ICYMI: Meghan Markle has revealed her son Archie’s bedroom caught fire while she and husband Prince Harry were on tour in South Africa.

In the first episode of her Archetypes podcast, the Duchess of Sussex was joined by her friend, tennis star Serena Williams.

“We finish the engagement, we get in the car and they say: there was a fire at the residence,” Meghan said.

Nicole Vassell has the whole story here.


Serena Williams posts photo of Meghan Markle to promote podcast appearance

The tennis star took to Instagram to post a picture of herself and her four-year-old daughter Olympia alongside Meghan.

“Loved talking about so many important topics with my dear friend Meghan as the first guest on #archetypes for @spotify! It’s out now and worth listening to, especially if you’re ambitious,” a- she wrote in the caption.

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