Meghan’s podcast has royal aides ‘not keeping calm, not carrying on’ – author


According to biographer Omid Scobie, Meghan Markle’s Spotify podcast bombshells have royal aides worried that dramatic revelations could be on the way.

The Duchess of Sussex launched Archetypes on August 23 with an interview with her friend, tennis star Serena Williams.

The show covered their experiences living in the public eye and the different ways their ambition was interpreted by society, but also contained a veiled shot at the institution of the monarchy that Meghan and Prince Harry left behind.

Meghan said ‘we had to leave our baby behind’ after Archie narrowly avoided being caught in a fire in his bedroom during a visit to South Africa in September 2019.

Meghan Markle leaves the District 6 Museum, in Cape Town, South Africa, on September 23, 2019, the same day she said a fire had broken out in the room her son Archie was supposed to sleep in. She told the story during her Spotify podcast “Archetypes”.
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UK-based Scobie, author of Meghan and Harry’s biography find freedomsaid the palace was concerned about the possibility of further bombshells in future episodes of the weekly show.

In his Yahoo! New column, Scobie wrote: ‘Of course it wouldn’t be a conversation about the Sussexes without mentioning the Palace ‘fears’. I’ve been told that Buckingham Palace aides are certainly not keeping calm, or continuing after the show premiered on Tuesday, worried about what might be shared over the next 12 weeks.

“Two aides have already pushed back against Meghan’s ‘accurate recollection’ of events in South Africa – one told a tabloid it was a smoking heater, not a fire (does it matter ?) And another claimed it was “unfair” to share such stories when the Royal Household cannot comment.

“But then it was the reality that the royal institution helped create. Uncensored and unconcerned, Meghan, like Harry, has managed to create a healthier and happier existence since being shown the door. after the couple’s half-open proposal was rejected.”

Meghan said the Archetypes“The nursery heater caught fire. There was no smoke detector.

“Someone just smelled smoke in the hallway, walked in, the fire went out. He was supposed to sleep in there.

“And we came back. And of course, as a mother, you say, ‘Oh, my God, what? Everyone is in tears, everyone is shaken. And what should we do? Go out and make another official engagement? I said, “That doesn’t make any sense.”

“I was like, ‘Can you just tell people what happened?’ And so much, I think, optically, the focus ends up being on the look rather than the feel.”

Scobie also gave his reaction to the podcast during an appearance on hello americasaying: “This podcast is an opportunity to speak not only unfiltered, but also in a way we’ve never heard from her before. It’s not Meghan as Duchess of Sussex, it’s is another step in her life as a working royal and one she is clearly enjoying.”

CMG Journalist James Longman added: “Now I’ve listened to this first episode and what really strikes you is how good Meghan’s voice is for podcasting. It’s so smooth and rich, it’s is great to listen to.”

Scobie and Longman’s positive stands in contrast to the reception of many British critics, with the British large format The temperature rate the show one star.

Journalist James Marriott wrote: “The Duchess of Sussex’s almost entirely nonsensical new podcast Archetypes promises to “tear apart the boxes that women have been placed in for generations”.

“On the evidence of the first episode, an interview with Serena Williams, it won’t quite do that at all. The podcast is a parade of platitudes, absurdities and self-glorifying California platitudes.”

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