Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have posed for a photo with ‘beyond excited’ Archetypes podcast guest and American poet Amanda Gorman.
The Duke, 38, and Duchess, 41, of Sussex, who now live in an £11million mansion in Montecito, California, were all smiling in the photo, which was shared with Amanda’s Instagram account yesterday.
Inaugural poet and activist Amanda, 24, shot to fame with her historic performance at Joe Biden’s ceremony in January 2021.
She appeared on the latest episode of Meghan’s Archetypes podcast — released Tuesday on Spotify and titled “Beyond the Archetype: Human, Being” — to discuss the “power women possess as changemakers.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have posed for a photo with ‘beyond excited’ Archetypes podcast guest and American poet Amanda Gorman
The latest Archetypes episode of Duchess of Sussex was released on Tuesday. It is entitled ‘Beyond the Archetype: Human, Being’
Meghan, mother of two, who shares son Archie, three, and 17-month-old daughter Lilibet with husband Harry, looked typically classy and opted for a brown cardigan paired with a white top.
She wrapped her waist with an elegant brown belt and added a touch of glitter to her ensemble with a dainty emerald green necklace.
Her hair was straightened and left loose for the meeting with Amanda, while she wore some glamorous makeup on her features.
Harry, Meghan’s husband, beamed at the camera, dressed in a simple blue shirt for the occasion, standing outside in front of a building covered in green.
Amanda, meanwhile, turned heads in a colorful outfit, paired with a gold necklace and earrings.
The photo was posted with the caption, “I was beyond thrilled to have the honor of speaking with The Duchess on her podcast, Archetypes, where I spoke about the power women hold as changemakers. Thank you very much for having me!’
During the podcast, Meghan spoke about how female sexuality is “so much more maligned” than men’s and even women in their 50s can be the target of gossip about how they were “a slut in college.”
While men are described as “players,” women are mocked for their sexual behavior, the Duchess said in the latest episode.
Meghan’s comments came during a conversation with trans actress and singer Michaela Jaé Rodriguez about her teenage experiences.
The Duchess of Sussex was joined by Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell and actor and trans actress Michaela Jaé Rodriquez for a conversation “about expressing one’s identity and embracing the nuances that make each of us simply human.”
“As you get older, you are exploring and beginning to understand your sensuality, your feminine divine,” the Duchess said.
“But your sexuality can be very much used against you… [a man] is a player or having fun or whatever he is doing, it is often celebrated, even announced.
“But for a woman, I don’t care if she’s perhaps the most successful woman in finance in her mid-50s. ‘.
Meghan Markle reveals the adorable childhood nickname her mother Doria still calls her at age 41
By Claire Toureille for MailOnline
Meghan Markle admitted that her mom still calls her her “Flower” even though she’s 41.
The mom-of-two talked about her mom Doria Ragland on her Archetypes podcast.
Speaking about the importance of nicknames with the Pose actress Michaela J Rodriguez, she admitted that Doria still calls her by the nickname she came up with for her as a child.
Meghan revealed that she had no problem with the nickname, instead saying she loved it. Michaela, a transgender woman, discussed how people are “stuck” by nicknames throughout their lives.
“As a kid, you make up nicknames, but you don’t know how much of an impact they have on other people,” she said. “And also how people get stuck with that nickname. They get stuck in the name that, you know, they called you,” she added.
“My mom used to call me Bumper, when I was a kid she still makes a mistake and calls me that today, which I don’t have a problem with because you know who doesn’t like getting caught by their mom” , the actress continued.
Meghan intervened with a chuckle: “Yeah, exactly. My mom still calls me Flower. “But don’t you like it,” Michaela asked her.
‘I do! I’ll be a 41-year-old flower, that’s fine,” Meghan joked.
The Duchess of Sussex’s nickname first came to light in the now-defunct blog The Tog, where she said it was flower.
It resurfaced in 2019, when her uncle Joseph Johnson shared it with the press when he opened up about the day Doria found out that Meghan was engaged to Prince Harry.
The 59-year-old told MailOnline: ‘We were all just very, very stunned. Shocked. Especially Dorian. She was so excited. She just said “My little flower!” How can this be true? Incredible. She said, “My flower is going to be a princess, wooh-wooh-wooh!”
Earlier this year it appeared that Doria also had a flower tattoo on her arm.
The social worker showed off her new ink on her 66th birthday in September while walking her two dogs near her LA home.
Doria and Meghan are very close, and Doria made a cameo on her daughter’s podcast earlier this year when she FaceTimed her while she was recording.
‘It will stay with her. I don’t understand what’s going on with the stigma surrounding women and their sexuality, the exploration of their sexuality that is so much more vilified than for a man.’
Meghan also revealed that she owns a piece of art with the words “human species – be both” and surprised students at her old high school.
In addition, the Duchess spoke to Sex and the City author Candace Bushell about how women were treated in the entertainment industry.
After another conversation with poet Amanda, Meghan described how her guests had made her feel.
“I find it so inspiring to listen to women who clearly know who they are — steadfast, unquestioning, confident, despite all the barriers they’ve seen in the forefront,” she said.
And as I thought about closing this episode, how I could just bottle up that feeling, that inspiring sense of release, when you shake off all that fear of judgment [and] you are in your authenticity. If you allow yourself to be and be human.”
She ends the episode with a quote from a poem, adding, “And where there’s a woman, there’s a way forever.” Truer words have never been spoken.”
Meghan tells listeners she wants to revisit a big part of her “origin story,” the Immaculate Heart school in LA.
“I wanted to examine these labels, and boxes are part of the self-identification of the young women there,” she says. “Or if they’ve given themselves the space to be human.”
As the Duchess walks back into the school, she describes how the memories “came back.”
“It’s so great because you come back to this environment as an adult, it feels so small, but when you’re in high school, this campus was so big.
Middle school and high school is a really big time for everyone in their lives. You are so impressionable and you also think you know everything when you are a teenager.
‘But especially for young women, this is the period in which you start to look around a bit. About the culture and society, the messages you receive, and you constantly ask yourself: how am I supposed to be?
“That was a lot anyway. My experience of adolescence and maybe, maybe things have changed.’
Meghan is heard talking to three young women who have just graduated from college, Abigail, Diana and Grace.
When asked what labels they thought were put on them, one of them answered “the b-word,” while another said “bossy.”
Meghan then mentions the word “bimbo” and says, “So, when you guys hear the word bimbo, who do you think of or what do you think of?”
After one of them replies that they’ve only heard the word on TikTok, Meghan says, “I mean, talk about getting older myself, but this idea of the bimbo, the dumb blonde, this was something I grew up watching all the time . , and here we go, they didn’t have that.’
The royal family then tells the group how she was once given a religious studies assignment at school to plan her own wedding.
“That’s insane,” one of them replies.
Meghan then has a talk with Dr. Shefali Tsabary, an expert on family dynamics and personal development.