Meghan Markle shares hopes for Lilibet’s future as she opens up about ‘negative connotation’

Meghan Markle has expressed her desire on her Archetypes podcast to see Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor 'want to be educated'...

Meghan Markle shares hopes for Lilibet’s future, seen here during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
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Meghan Markle has shared her hopes for Lilibet’s future on her Archetypes podcast as she discussed the “negative connotation” of a particular word. 

After months of anticipation, Meghan Markle’s Archetypes podcast finally landed in August 2022 and has seen her delve into how historically women have been held back and the labels that are all-too often used to do this. Already the podcast has had plenty of emotional moments, including Meghan revealing how dating Prince Harry changed her perspective on a particular “dirty word” during a chat with tennis star and friend Serena Williams. Whilst she’s also reflected on her “adolescent embarrassment” in the first episode to be released since the Queen’s death. 

Now DJ and businesswoman Paris Hilton has become the latest Archetypes guest and during their discussion Meghan got candid about her hopes for her daughter Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor’s future.  

As reported by OK!, the Duchess of Sussex opened up to Paris about the “negative connotation” that she perceives the word “bimbo” to have. Meghan, who elsewhere in the podcast talked about feeling “objectified” as a briefcase model at a former job, explained how she wants daughters, including her own, to aspire to be “smart”.  

Meghan told Paris, “I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on this idea because when I hear the word bimbo, I have a very negative connotation to it.”

“I don't see that as an aspirational thing for a woman, I want our daughters to aspire to be slightly higher,” she continued. “I want my Lili to want to be educated and want to be smart and to pride herself on those things.”

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023

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Her desire to see Lilibet actively desire to be educated and to be proud of her own intellect is not only hugely inspiring, but comes just a few days after Prince Harry shared sweet news about their one-year-old daughter’s progress. 

Speaking about Lilibet during a video call with WellChild Awards 2022 winners from what looked to be his and Meghan’s Santa Barbara mansion, the King’s son shared that she’s already eager to talk. 

Asked how both of his children were, the Duke of Sussex responded, “They’re doing great. Archie is very, very busy, and Lili is learning to use her voice."

Queen Elizabeth II sits and laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge

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And it’s not just Meghan whose relatable hopes for Lilibet’s future might inspire the young royal. Lilibet’s namesake, Queen Elizabeth, whom she’s understood to have met during the Platinum Jubilee weekend, was also highly intelligent and respected.

In a Variety interview shared on October 19, Meghan Markle reflected upon the “gratitude” she feels that she got to spend time with her late grandmother-in-law. 

“Certainly, in terms of female leadership, she is the most shining example of what that looks like. I feel deep gratitude to have been able to spend time with her and get to know her,” she shared.

Emma Shacklock

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