Meghan Markle’s ‘Archetypes’ podcast returning with new episodes is 'serious problem' for King Charles
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Meghan Markle’s podcast “Archetypes” is set to return on Tuesday, October 4. The upcoming episode will feature comedian and actor Margaret Cho as she talks about Asian-American tropes in the entertainment industry.
After the Queen passed away on September 8, the podcast delayed the release of new episodes “during the official mourning period for Her Majesty,” as per Spotify. The royal family’s official period of mourning ended on September 26, seven days after the Queen’s funeral.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in the United Kingdom for three weeks following the Queen’s death. They attended the funeral and reunited with Prince William and Kate to meet the mourners, after which they headed back to the US. According to Variety, the couple will take a week off to spend time with their children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1. 'Archetypes' debuted on Spotify in August as the No. 1 podcast worldwide for two weeks in a row.
The first episode featured Serena Williams, who recently announced plans to retire from tennis, while Mariah Carey and Mindy Kaling also made an appearance. However, what Meghan plans to say on the podcast has made the new monarch King Charles III very concerned, as per Radar Online. "King Charles has been apprised about Meghan’s podcast, and the prospect of a new episode could be the first interview that any member of the royal family makes after Queen Elizabeth’s passing," a source shared.
"It’s the last thing The King needs to be thinking about, at this time. But make no mistake, it’s a very serious problem," the source continued. "The King does not want the Duchess of Sussex discussing anything about the family’s interactions or events surrounding this very solemn occasion." The king has even asked his son, Prince Harry, to convince Meghan to stop the podcast once and for all. "Charles is aware of what Meghan said in a recent interview — she never had to sign anything that restricted her from talking," said the insider. "He knows Meghan is steadfast in her view and belief she, and not the family, is in control of what she says publicly."
Meghan is the host and executive producer of the weekly series. The podcast features interviews with exceptional women. The description on Spotify says, "It is a podcast where we investigate, dissect, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back." The series kicked off with an interview with retired tennis star Serena Williams. Other upcoming guests include comedians Robin Thede and Ziwe Fumudoh.