New Episodes of Meghan Markle’s Archetypes Podcast Held After Queen Elizabeth’s Death


Meghan Markle’s podcast hits the pause button.

In light of Queen Elizabeth’s death, PEOPLE understands archetypeswhich debuted last month will be held this week and it is uncertain when it will resume.

Meghan, 41, and her husband Prince Harry first announced a “multi-year partnership” between Spotify and their production company Archewell Audio in 2020. According to a previously shared press release, archetypes plans to “examine the labels that try to hold women back.”

Speaking to historians and experts, Meghan will also “expose the origins of these stereotypes and have uncensored conversations with women who know all too well how these typecasts shape stories,” the release continued.

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On August 23, the Duchess of Sussex released the first episode of archetypestitled the talk, “The Misconceptions of Ambition.”

With Serena Williams as a guest, the friends discussed the double standard cohabitation sets for women chasing their dreams, and Meghan revealed that a fire broke out in son Archie’s nursery during the Sussex family’s royal tour of Africa in 2019.

Two days after it fell, archetypes became the number one podcast in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada on Spotify’s international charts.

Mariah Carey was a featured guest on the second episode of Archetypes entitled “The Duality of Diva” where they discussed the current negative connotations of the word “diva” and its biracial.

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Meanwhile, the podcast’s third and final episode, titled “The Stigma of the Singleton with Mindy Kaling,” saw Meghan and Kaling, 43, remember what they were like in high school — with the Duchess of Sussex describing herself as a “ugly duckling.”

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On Saturday, two days after announcing the Queen’s death, Meghan accompanied her husband, Prince Harry, and in-laws Prince William and Kate Middleton for a surprising walk at Windsor Castle.

The black-clad foursome spoke to onlookers and toured the emotional tributes left behind for the late monarch, who died Thursday at the age of 96.

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Kensington Palace said William, 40, had invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to join him and Kate, 40, who was recently appointed Princess of Wales, alongside her husband’s new title of Prince of Wales.

Prince William thought the walk to greet the crowd was “an important show of unity at an incredibly difficult time for the family,” a royal source told PEOPLE.

A palace insider also said: “It is such an extraordinary historic moment and also a very personal moment for the family that you would hope and think that all members of the family would unite and support. [the King] mainly. And maybe some of those wounds can be healed in the process.”

In a historic maiden speech after becoming monarch, King Charles III on Friday expressed his “deep sorrow” and paid an emotional tribute to the late Queen.

“This is a time of change for my family,” the new sovereign declared in his inaugural address. With Charles’ rise in rank, Harry and Meghan’s children – Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1 – are now sixth and seventh in line to the throne, respectively, after their father.

In a sweet message to his youngest son and daughter-in-law, King Charles added: “I also want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives abroad.”