A promotional video for Meghan Markle’s new “unfiltered” Spotify podcast Archetypes warns “people should expect the real me”, with the Duchess joined by long-time friend and tennis star Serena Williams in its first episode.
Entitled ‘The Misconceptions of Ambition’, the hour-long episode was released exclusively on streaming platform Spotify and talks candidly about “the double standard women face”.
The episode, which sees Markle and Williams discuss pregnancy, stereotypes, and a fire which broke out in son Archie’s bedroom during the Sussexes’ 2019 tour of South Africa, also features an appearance from husband Harry.
“Over the course of the next dozen episodes, we’re going to live inside and rip apart the boxes women have been placed into for generations,” says Meghan, 41, in the episode.
Speaking of the negativity that surrounds female ambition, Markle says: “I don’t remember ever personally feeling the negative connotation behind the word ambitious until I started dating my now husband.”
The Archetypes podcast saw Markle strike an exclusive deal with Spotify rumoured to be worth £18m.
Over the course of the 60 minute episode, The Duchess also notes that many consider ambition to be “a terrible, terrible thing, for a woman that is” whilst in the company of the 40-year-old former Wimbledon Champion.
She adds: “I think, you know, I think both of us, or the three of us, really know that sometimes the right decision isn’t the easiest decision.”