Royal Family News – Meghan Markle Dishes on How Prince Harry Inspired Latest Archetypes Episode
Royal Family News reveals that Meghan Markle is crediting her husband Prince Harry as the inspiration behind the latest episode of her podcast, Archetypes. Read on and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Royal Family News: It’s Raining Men on Archetypes?
Royal Family news reveals, according to PEOPLE, the Duchess of Sussex is bringing men into the conversation on her Archetypes podcast. For the last episode of the season, the duchess brought three men aboard — Judd Apatow, Trevor Noah, and Andy Cohen — for the first time.
Vanity Fair reports that the idea of chatting up men about the stereotypes that hold women back actually came from her husband, the Duke of Sussex.
Meghan Markle: Time to Broaden the Conversation
“Now, if you’ve been listening to the past 11 episodes, you may have noticed that you haven’t heard many men’s voices. In fact, until now, outside a pop-in from my husband in the first episode, this show has featured exclusively women’s voices,” the duchess said, pointing to when Prince Harry stopped by to say hello to Serena Williams. “And that’s by design. It was important to us that women have a space to share their authentic and complicated, complex, and dynamic experiences. To be heard. And to be understood.”
She said that “through the process” it also occurred to her that, “if we really want to shift how we think about gender and the limiting labels that we separate people into, then we have to broaden the conversation… and we have to actively include men in that conversation and certainly in that effort.”
This is What it Means to be a Man
Markle said that she enlisted “some very thoughtful men” for the show, “men who’ve been behind some of the most successful movies and TV shows, but also, who are part of cultural conversation in such an impactful way through their roles in media, and also, for some of them, their roles as husbands and dads.”
While speaking to Trevor Noah, the duchess discussed writing the children’s book ‘The Bench’ which was also reportedly inspired by Prince Harry and his relationship with their now-three-year-old son Archie. She said that her book, which came out in 2021, was basically about “this softer side of masculinity.
“And how I’ve seen my husband as a dad and the example of that, that’s the person that the young boy can look to and say, ‘Oh, this is what it means to be a man. This is the example of that, that’s the person that I can go to when I’m crying and that’s the person that will sit with me. That’s the person that can put the Band-Aid on my knee.
“And that that level of being nurtured can come from a male figure in, in your life just as much as it can from a female figure, but also for those male figures that it feels really good. To be able to provide that and to be able to show that part of your personality, that it doesn’t make you less of a man in doing so.”
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