Why Meghan Markle’s Podcast Series ‘Archetypes’ Will Be Put on Pause

Didn’t get a new episode update from Meghan Markle’s podcast series, Archetypes? Yeah, we didn’t either. But, there’s an important reason for that.

Spotify announced Archetypes will be taking a short hiatus in the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s passing. The streaming platform updated the “About” section on the show’s official page, which reads: “New episodes of Archetypes will be paused during the official mourning period for Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II.”

Meghan Markle at the 20202 Invictus Games.
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Back in August, the first episode of the series premiered on the platform where the Duchess of Sussex sat down with her longtime friend and tennis star, Serena Williams

During the candid discussion, Markle and Williams discussed the double standard women face when they’re labeled as “ambitious,” while also tackling how that ties into their lives and the way they're perceived.

In the last episode, Markle was joined by The Office alum Mindy Kaling and they recalled their high school experiences. During the discussion, Markle revealed that she felt like the “ugly ducking” in school.

“Look, maybe not conventional beauty as it…now, maybe that would be seen as beautiful but massive frizzy curly hair and a huge gap in my teeth,” Meghan said in the episode. “I was the smart one. Forever and ever and ever and ever. And, and then just sort of grew up.”

We don’t know how long Archetypes will be on a break. But, when it does return with new episodes, we’ll be ready.

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