Meghan Markle says she ‘makes a choice’ to be ‘grounded’ because ‘things are going to be said no matter what’ in her latest Archetypes episodeMeghan Markle has said she ‘makes a choice’ to be ‘grounded’ because ‘things are going to be said no matter’ how she behaves in the latest episode of her podcast.The Duchess of Sussex, 41, was joined by comedians Issa Rae and Ziwe on her new episode of Archetypes which was released today and titled ‘Upending The Angry Black Women Myth’.
During the episode, the mother-of-two discussed watching Ketanji Brown Jackson being sworn into the Supreme Court bench and how the judge had shown ‘restraint’ in hearings while being questioned by Republican senators.
After her guest Issa praised her for ‘doing a wonderful job’ after the others ‘found attacks, Meghan said: ‘There is a pressure to do that not just for herself, but to do that for all of us.’Which is the same way, you’re saying you’re carrying yourself and what I think….You make a choice.
‘You make a choice to be as grounded as possible in what we share, because of all the things that are going to be said no matter what.’Elsewhere in the episode, Meghan said ‘telling people what you need does not make you demanding’ as she claimed black women are labelled ‘angry’ in her latest Archetypes podcast on Spotify.
Discussing her behaviour in work situations, the Duchess said she often finds herself ‘cowering and tiptoeing into a room’ due to the feeling she cannot say what she wants without being perceived negatively.’The thing I find the most embarrassing is when you’re saying a sentence and the intonation goes up – like it’s a question. And you’re like, ”oh my God, stop stop, like whispering and tiptoeing around it”’, she says on today’s episode.’Just say what it is that you need.
You’re allowed to set a boundary. You’re allowed to be clear, does not make you demanding. It does not make you difficult, it makes you clear.’Meghan added that she felt ‘a rising tide lifts all ships’ and that ‘we’re all going to succeed to let’s make sure it’s really great’.The 41-year-old has been dogged by allegations of bullying her staff at Kensington Palace, with ‘broken’ royal aides telling of feeling humiliated, ‘sick’, ‘terrified’, left ‘shaking’ with fear and being reduced to tears.
The Duchess is said to have berated staff repeatedly and subjected them to repeated phone calls. The royal has always strenuously denied any claims of bullying.Meghan’s latest podcast was released as it was announced she will speak on the ‘power of women’ at a lavish dinner event in the US next month.The Duchess will be interviewed on-stage during the event billed ‘”The Power of Women: An Evening with Meghan”.
The royal will take to the stage with Rabbi Sandy Sasso, the first woman rabbi ordained by the Reconstructionist Judiasm movement, at the event , which takes place at the Marriot Downtown Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 29.
Tickets for the event costs a whopping $5,000 per table, with any photography or recording on the night banned.It is not known how much Meghan will have been paid for the appearance, however PR experts previously predicted she could earn up to £1 million per speech. The online description for the event details: ‘Women’s Fund is proud to welcome Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, to Indianapolis.’The Duchess is a mother, feminist, and champion of human rights.
She is a lifelong advocate for women and girls, a constant thread she weaves through humanitarian and business ventures.’Rabbi Sandy Sasso, an acclaimed writer and community leader, will serve as moderator for the evening. ‘Rabbi Sandy Sasso is the first woman rabbi ordained by the Reconstructionist movement and previously served at Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis. ‘Tables for Power of Women are available for purchase to groups and organizations that support the mission of Women’s Fund.’The event has been organised by the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana – a non-profit which assists local woman experiencing hardship or disadvantage.
The Duchess is following in the footsteps of other celebrities with the appearance – other keynote speakers have included former first lady Michelle Obama.Experts previously predicted Meghan could earn up to £1 million for giving a speech.
In 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined New York-based Harry Walker Agency, which represents the Obamas and the Clintons.