To the delight of Sussex fans, Meghan finally released the first episode of her highly-anticipated podcast series ‘Archetypes’ this week. The first in the series features close-friend Serena Williams discussing “The Misconception of Ambition”.
But royal observer and commentator The Royal Rundown claimed Meghan highlighted that she has a “troubling lack of understanding” not just for her Royal royal, but “any public life”.
Referring to a particular anecdote shared by the Duchess the commentator said: “It clearly confirms that much of the anger from Harry and Meghan, and many of their supporters, stems from a very fundamental misunderstanding of the role and purpose of the Royal Family.”
In the podcast, Meghan recounts the moment a fire broke out in their son, Archie’s room, during their 2019 Royal Tour of South Africa. Archie’s nanny had taken him downstairs with her while she went to get a snack, meanwhile, the heater in the nursery caught fire.
Meghan said: “There was no smoke detector. Someone happened to just smell smoke down the hallway, went in, fire was extinguished. He was supposed to be sleeping in there.”
She added: “We came back. And, of course, as a mother, you go, ‘Oh, my God, what?’ Everyone’s in tears, everyone’s shaken. And what do we have to do? Go out and do another official engagement. I said, ‘This doesn’t make any sense’.”
The Royal Rundown said her response “contradicts the persona she often puts forward”.
It added: “Sometimes you do have to Keep Calm and Carry On. As a public figure, the first rule is that you’re there to bring attention to others. It’s not about You.”
The podcast has been met with mixed reviews as some gush over the Duchess.
Twitter user @freepeeper said the podcast is a “wonderful gift” to women and girls.
“Identifying and dismantling tropes meant to discourage and control women. Meghan urges them not to let anyone rob them of their ambition, encouraging the fullest exploration of their divine potential,” they added.
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