Meghan Markle’s podcast Antique model premiered last month, but after Queen Elizabeth’s death on Thursday, September 8, the new episodes are be held until further notice. Meghan and Prince Harry announced their partnership with Spotify in late 2020, which will work with their recently formed production company Archewell Audio, named after their first child, Archie.
When Antique model was announced in a press release, it is planned as a podcast investigating “brands trying to keep women at bay”.
The Duchess of Sussex will host guests to “explore the origins of these stereotypes and have uncensored conversations with women who know all too well how these stereotypes shape narratives.” .
Her first guest was tennis great Serena Williams, who recently announced her retirement from the sport. It was titled “The Misconceptions of Ambition” and was released on August 23. Two days later, it was the number one podcast in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada on Spotify.
The second and third episodes starred Mariah Carey and Mindy Kaling. It’s unclear when future episodes will return to Spotify, but the Queen’s funeral is scheduled for September 19. The Sussexes are currently staying at Frogmore Cottage, their UK home on the Windsor estate.
The couple were seen on a surprise tour of the Queen’s tribute which had been booked at Windsor Castle, accompanied by Prince William and Kate Middleton, newly crowned Prince and Princess of Wales. They were invited at the last minute by William in an activity that seemed to show solidarity after several years of strained family relationships. Meghan and Harry have given up their positions as working members of the royal family and moved to California, which has caused internal conflict for the royal family as a whole.
A royal source said People that it was “an important display of solidarity at a very difficult time for the family.”
They added, “It is an extraordinary historic moment and also a deeply personal moment for the family that you hope and think all family members will unite and support. [the King] especially. And perhaps some of those wounds can be healed in the process.”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamor, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, lonely hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.