Serena Williams explains why hairstyle for friend Meghan Markle’s wedding took ‘all night’
The Duchess of Sussex has released the first episode of her new podcast, Archetypes.
Meghan acted as an executive producer for the first episode and spoke to Williams about the double standard women face when they are labelled “ambitious”. The pair also discussed the ripple effect this has on the rest of their lives.
The podcast is a co-production between Archewell Audio, Gimlet and Spotify.
Archewell Audio sits under Archewell, the organisation founded by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after the pair stepped down as senior members of the royal family in 2020.
This is the first episode released after the pair reportedly signed an exclusive deal with the audio streaming service in December 2020.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly signed a $25m deal with Spotify
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a deal with the streaming giant in December 2020 that will see the couple creating exclusive content with their newly formed Archewell Audio production company.
“What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction,” the couple said in a statement at the time.
“With the challenges of 2020, there has never been a more important time to do so, because when we hear each other, and hear each other’s stories, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are.”
Deal was signed for an undisclosed amount
Following the news of the multi-year deal, Spotify’s chief content and advertising business officer Dawn Ostroff released a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may live in California but the power of their voices rests in their status as citizens of the world.”
“That they are embracing the extraordinary capacity of podcasts on Spotify while also seeking to elevate underrepresented voices is a testament to their appreciation for the potential of audio storytelling.”
Meredith Clark23 August 2022 18:00
Fans react as Meghan Markle drops first episode of Archetypes podcast
Following the release of Meghan’s new podcast series on 23 August, fans rushed to social media to praise the duchess for her honest debut episode.
“Love this conversation with Meghan Markle and Serena Williams,” tweeted one fan. “Hell yes women should be ambitious — and praised for it.”
“When Meghan said as young girls we are usually so fearless and then we grow more insecure as we grow up because we get aware of the archetypes thrown at us, I really felt that,” said someone else.
‘Love this conversation with Meghan Markle and Serena Williams,’ says one fan
“I’m loving the relaxed, articulate and insightful episode of Archetypes with Meghan and Serena Williams,” another fan wrote. “Good job!”
Meghan Markle released the podcast Archetypes on Spotify in collaboration with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s audio production company, Archewell Audio.
Meredith Clark23 August 2022 17:35
Meghan Markle says she ‘didn’t know ambition was a negative word’ until she started dating Prince Harry
During the first episode of her podcast series Archetypes, the Duchess of Sussex explained how meeting her husband, Prince Harry, affected her understanding of ambition.
“I don’t remember ever personally feeling the negative connotation behind the word ambitious until I started dating my now husband,” she said.
“And um, apparently ambition is, uh… a terrible, terrible thing, for a woman that is – according to some.”
‘The misconception that if you’re an ambitious woman you have an agenda, you must be calculating or selfish or aggressive, or a climber,’ says duchess
Markle continued: “So, since I’ve felt the negativity behind it, it’s really hard to un-feel it. I can’t unsee it, either, in the millions of girls and women who make themselves smaller – so much smaller – on a regular basis.”
Meredith Clark23 August 2022 17:00
Everything we learnt 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 her first guest.
The longtime friends spoke about motherhood, pregnancies, and the double standard women face when they are labelled “ambitious”. The pair also discussed the ripple effect these labels have had on the rest of their lives.
Meghan Markle has released the first episode of her Spotify podcast, ‘Archetypes’
From false media reports to son Archie’s nursery catching on fire, there were many revelations from the first episode of the Meghan’s new podcast, Archetypes.
Here is a roundup of all the best moments from the first podcast episode, titled “The Misconception of Ambition”.
Meredith Clark23 August 2022 16:35
Serena Williams tells Meghan she ‘delayed motherhood as long as possible’
Speaking to Meghan Markle, who is a longtime friend, Williams said that as a woman she wasn’t afforded the luxury of time her male peers had when it came to starting a family.
“I really want to expand my family, and you know I’ve been putting it off for so long, and as a woman there’s only so long you can put that off and other people out there, other men out there, can continue to play,” Williams said.
The athlete appears on the Duchess of Sussex’s new podcast
“I will never retire from something I absolutely love,” Williams added.
“I will always have some sort of involvement in it. Maybe not professionally, but I will always want to be involved in some form in tennis. Obviously, I’ve retired professionally but it’s also an evolution.”
Laura Hampson23 August 2022 16:05
Meghan Markle jokes that media confused her with Serena Williams
The Duchess of Sussex has joked that the media once confused her with tennis star Serena Williams, with regards to false claims that she was from Compton, California.
Meghan spoke about the reports, which circulated when she got engaged to Prince Harry in 2017, on the first episode of her new podcast, Archetypes, on which she interviewed Williams (who is from Compton).
‘By the way, what’s wrong with Compton?’ asks duchess
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 girl is straight outta 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’s never lived in Compton but by the way what’s wrong with compton? My girl Serena’s from there.”
Laura Hampson23 August 2022 15:45
Meghan was ‘under a lot of stress’ during pregnancies
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 – reflected on how she “loved” being pregnant.
Duchess of Sussex spoke to friend Serena Williams for the first episode of her new podcast, Archetypes
“I love being a woman and I loved being pregnant. I was one of those,” Williams said.
Meghan replied: “You made pregnancy look so sexy, I just waddled around [laughs]. I was just tired, I was tired. Oh my god.”
“I was the annoying one,” Williams said, adding: “You were the one under a lot of stress.”
Laura Hampson23 August 2022 15:25
Archetypes cover art released
A black and white image of the Duchess of Sussex has been used as the cover art for the new Archetypes podcast.
In the image, Meghan is seen wearing a sleeveless white top, her hair down and looking directly at the camera.
It 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.
Laura Hampson23 August 2022 15:05
Archie’s bedroom caught fire during royal tour, Meghan reveals
Meghan Markle has revealed that her son Archie’s bedroom caught fire while she and her husband Prince Harry were on tour in South Africa.
In the premiere episode of her Archetypes podcast, the Duchess of Sussex was joined by her friend, tennis star Serena Williams.
Duchess of Sussex spoke about the harrowing event during the first episode of her ‘Archetypes’ podcast, clarifying that Archie was unharmed
“We finish the engagement, we get in the car and they say: there’s been a fire at the residence,” Meghan said.
Laura Hampson23 August 2022 14:49
Meghan Markle releases first Spotify podcast episode starring Serena Williams
Meghan Markle’s podcast series Archetypes has launched on Spotify.
On Tuesday (23 August), the first episode of the Duchess of Sussex’s long-awaited podcast was released. The podcast has been made by Spotify and the Sussexes’ production company. Archewell Audio
The first episode of Archetypes features an interview between Markle and Serena Williams, who recently announced that she was retiring from tennis.
Laura Hampson23 August 2022 14:44