Meghan Markle, the former American actress and wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, has launched a podcast aimed at deconstructing stereotypes about women. The first guest is Serena Williams.
The podcast is called “Archetypes,” a name that recalls her son Archie, but also the organization she created with her husband, “Archewell.” It will include 12 episodes and will feature “intimate and honest” conversations between the Duchess of Sussex and her guests, according to the show’s presentation on Spotify.
In the first episode, Meghan Markle and Serena Williams, who are friends and originally from Los Angeles, talk about ambition and the different meanings the word can have when applied to a woman, among other topics.
“I do not even remember personally feeling the negative connotation behind the word ambition until I started dating my husband,” Meghan Markle said, referring to Prince Harry, who makes a brief appearance at the beginning of the show.
“And it seems that ambition is terrible – at least for a woman, according to some,” she continued.
In early August, Serena Williams announced her retirement from tennis after a 25-year career and 23 Grand Slam titles, saying she wanted to focus “on her role as a mother” and on her “spiritual goals.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also gave up royal life in Britain in 2020 and moved to California, where they now live with their two children in an ultra-rich neighborhood, writes Agerpres.
Since their arrival in the U.S., the two have entered into several collaborations, including lucrative partnerships with Netflix and Spotify.