Meghan Markle has admitted Prince Harry suggested to her to include men on her Archetypes podcast.
The Duchess of Sussex, 41, welcomed three male guests on the show for the first time, talking to comedian Trevor Noah, presenter Andy Cohen and director Jude Apatow about ‘cultural shifts.’
The mother-of-two, who is based in Montecito with Harry, said she thought long and hard before including men in the show, which she says is a place for women.
In the same episode, she talked of her love for the Real Housewives franchise, admitted she stopped watching it when her live reached its own ‘level of drama.’
She made the confession to Andy Cohen, who awkwardly admitted he didn’t remember meeting her before she was famous.
Meghan Markle has admitted Prince Harry suggested to her to include men on her Archetypes podcast
In the intro to the show’s latest episode, Meghan says in a voice over: ‘Now, if you’ve been listening to the past eleven episodes, you may have noticed that you haven’t heard many men’s voices,
‘In fact, until now outside of a quick pop, in from my husband in the first episode, this show has featured exclusively women’s voices,’ she added.
The mother-of-two, who is based in Montecito with Harry, said she thought long and hard before including men in the show, which she says is a place for women. Pictured in 2020 at the UN
‘And that’s by design, it was important to us that women have a space to share their authentic and complicated complex and dynamic experiences to be heard. And to be understood.
‘But through that process it also occurred to me and, truth be told, at the suggestion of my husband that if we really want to shift how we think about gender and the limiting labels that we separate people into, then we have to broaden the conversation,’ she added.
Meghan Markle has admitted she is a fan of the Real Housewives franchise but stopped craving ‘other people’s drama’ when her own life became turbulent.
The Duchess of Sussex, 41, who lives in Montecito, California, talked of her love for the show with presenter Andy Cohen on her podcast Archetypes.
She said she used to love the Real Housewives of Orange County, because the women on the show felt close to her life as a Californian native, but also ‘foreign’.
Trevor Noah opened up about the shooting of his South African mother Patricia Noah at the hands of his stepfather, mechanic Abel Shingange, saying that ‘all [he] felt was rage’ in the wake of the horrifying incident.
He said that he and his mother relied on each other and he was suddenly man of the house.
He said: ‘I remember my mom saying to me when I was very young, she said, remember you can be the head of your household as a man without owning a cent more than your woman said you can earn nothing.
Trevor Noah now insists he did not claim ‘the entire UK is racist’ as he sought to clarify remarks he made on The Daily Show following the appointment of Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister
‘She said being a man has nothing to do with with how you wield your power in the household. It’s just how you fulfill your role’.
Last month Noah was involved in a row with the Prime Minister after he called the UK a racist country, falsely claiming there was outcry that ‘Indians are going to take over’ after Rishi Sunak became PM.
But in a video posted on Twitter from The Daily Show, Noah said: ‘Watching the story of Rishi Sunak becoming England’s first Prime Minister of colour, of Indian descent, of all these things and then seeing the backlash is one of the more telling things about how people view the role that they or their people have played in history.
‘And what I mean by that is this, you hear a lot of the people saying “Oh, they’re taking over, now the Indians are going to take over Great Britain and what’s next?”
‘And I always find myself going: “So what? What are you afraid of?”’ He suggested that fear was based on the previously oppressed taking revenge against their tormentors upon getting into power.
Tom Holland, the historian, author and podcaster, said: ‘As ever, the inability of American liberals to understand the world beyond the US in anything but American terms is a thing of wonder.
‘(The likelihood of the right-wing party in the US choosing a Hindu as its leader is, I would agree, effectively zero.)’ Mr Sunak’s grandparents were from Punjab state before the Indian subcontinent was divided into India and Pakistan in 1947 after British colonial rule ended.
Noah, 38, grew up in a mixed race family during apartheid, and is one of the US’s best-known satirists. His family moved to east Africa and then settled in the UK in the 1960s.