Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Meghan: I Was Made to Feel Ambition Was a Terrible Thing When Dating Harry

THE GUARDIAN: Duchess of Sussex talks of criticism she faced when beginning relationship with Prince Harry, in podcast Archetypes

The Duchess of Sussex interviews Serena Williams in the first edition of the audio series, in which the friends discuss female ambition. Photograph: Archewell Audio/Spotify/PA

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she was criticised for her ambition when she began her relationship with Prince Harry, saying it was seen as a “terrible, terrible thing”.

She added that she had always thought of it as a positive trait as a child, before learning “a thing or two” about the labels and conventions that hold women back.

In the first of her new Archetypes podcast, released on Spotify on Tuesday and titled The Misconception of Ambition with Serena Williams, Meghan expresses her desire to explore “the boxes women have been placed in for generations”.

The statement, which could be construed as a fresh broadside at the royal family, comes after a turbulent few years for the Sussexes and their relationship with the firm. » | Alexandra Topping | Tuesday, August 23, 2022