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Meghan Markle has a new podcast that has given a deeper insight into the Duchess' time as part of the Royal Family, including a terrifying incident that left the family shaken.
- The Duchess of Sussex's new podcast, Archetypes, dropped yesterday and with it came some fresh revelations around life within The Firm.
- Meghan's first episode discussed race, motherhood and life as a royal, with special guest and close friend, Serena Williams.
- This royal news comes as the one word Kate Middleton's children's nanny isn't allowed to say in front of them was revealed.
Meghan's Markle isn't one to hold back when it comes to saying what she thinks, so when news of a new podcast emerged we had no doubt she'd be covering some topical issues and championing the causes she believes in.
But along with discussing important issues such as motherhood and race, Meghan has also given more of an insight into her past experiences within the Royal Family, including a harrowing incident in South Africa, where Archie narrowly escaped a fire in his bedroom during the royal tour.
Meghan told the audience that she and Harry had dropped off Archie with their nanny, who had taken Archie down to get a snack before putting him down in his nursery for a snack. While they were downstairs, the heater in his nursery caught fire and what would have made this an incredibly dangerous incident is that there was no smoke detector in the room in question.
What distressed Meghan further after the event was that she and Harry had to go on to make appearance at an official engagement, despite both being shaken.
Speaking to Serena Williams, Meghan said, “We finish the engagement, we get in the car and they say there’s been a fire at the residence. What? There’s been a fire in the baby’s room,” she said. “We came back. And, of course, as a mother, you go, ‘Oh, my God, what?’
“Everyone’s in tears. Everyone shaken. And what did we have to do? Go out and do another official engagement. I said this doesn’t make any sense. We had to leave our baby… we still had to leave him and go into another official engagement.”
Not everyone has shown sympathy towards Meghan though, with Piers Morgan reacting with distain and tweeting, "He wasn’t even in the room & nobody was harmed. Can you imagine the Queen whining about having to an engagement in this circumstance?
"Markle’s victimhood knows no bounds, nor does her thirst to trash the royals whilst making $$$ from them. It’s shameless & pathetic."
Lauren is the former Deputy Digital Editor at woman&home and became a journalist mainly because she enjoys being nosy. With a background in features journalism, Lauren worked on the woman&home brand for four years before going freelance. Before woman&home Lauren worked across a variety of women's lifestyle titles, including GoodTo, Woman's Own, and Woman magazine.
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