Meghan Markle tells Archetypes podcast how Archie’s nursery caught fire during South Africa tour

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Meghan Markle has revealed how her son Archie narrowly escaped a fire that broke out in his bedroom during the Sussex’s tour of South Africa.

The Duchess, 41, spoke today of her frustration at having to do another official assignment immediately, wishing others would have “some understanding of the human moments behind the scenes that people may not be aware of.”

She made the comments in the first episode of her Archetypes podcast, released today – speaking of her horror at having to “leave our baby” as the drama unfolded while she and Harry were at work.

The fire broke out when a stove in his bedroom caught fire, setting the nursery on fire – although luckily four and a half month old Archie was downstairs with his nanny when she went to get a snack.

But Meghan spoke of the stress the ordeal had put on her as a new mom, telling the podcast: “At the time that [the nanny] went down, the stove in the nursery caught fire. There was no smoke detector.

“Someone happened to smell smoke in the hallway, went in, put out the fire. He should sleep in there.’

The former Suits star shared how they dropped off their young son at the housing unit they were staying in to sleep right after arriving on their official tour, while Meghan and Harry left to visit Nyanga township, where the Duchess a speech.

“There was a time when I stood on a stump and gave this speech to women and girls, and we finalize the engagement, we get in the car and they say there’s been a fire in the house. What? There’s been a fire in the baby’s room,’ she said.

‘As a mother you go, ‘Oh my God, what?’ Everyone is in tears, everyone is shocked. And what should we do? Go outside and do another official assignment.

‘I said, ‘This makes no sense. Can you just tell people what happened?’ And I think the focus is ultimately on how it looks rather than how it feels.

“And part of the humanization and the breaking of these labels and these archetypes and these boxes that we’re put in is that we have some understanding of the human moments behind the scenes that people may not be aware of and to give each other a break.” . Because we did, we had to leave our baby behind.”

On the first episode of her Archetypes podcast, released today, the 41-year-old Duchess said the boy’s nanny had taken the four-and-a-half-month-old downstairs with her when she went to get a snack. . It was then, while she and Prince Harry were engaged, that the heating in his bedroom caught fire, setting the nursery on fire. (Pictured: Meghan and Harry with Archie)

Meghan delivers a speech during a visit to a Justice Desk initiative in Nyanga Municipality, with Prince Harry on their royal tour of South Africa on September 23, 2019. While they were at work, their son's bedroom was on fire, she revealed today

Meghan delivers a speech during a visit to a Justice Desk initiative in Nyanga Municipality, with Prince Harry on their royal tour of South Africa on September 23, 2019. While they were at work, their son’s bedroom was on fire, she revealed today

Harry and Meghan watch dancers leave Nyanga Township in Cape Town, South Africa.  Meanwhile, at home, Archie's bedroom was on fire, she revealed today

Harry and Meghan watch dancers leave Nyanga Township in Cape Town, South Africa. Meanwhile, at home, Archie’s bedroom was on fire, she revealed today

The terrifying incident was unearthed in the first episode of Meghan’s Archetypes podcast, available on Spotify.

Entitled The Misconception of Ambition with Serena Williams, Meghan talks to her close friend and tennis superstar Williams about the double standards women face when labeled “ambitious.”

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, and the sports champion, 40, share personal stories of the struggles they felt as new moms.

Speaking of ambition to Williams, Meghan says, “I can’t even remember hearing the negative connotations for the word ambition until I started dating my current husband.”

The Archewell foundation announced earlier this year that the couple’s Spotify podcast would finally debut this summer — 18 months after signing the lucrative deal.

‘Archetypes’ is hosted by Meghan who will speak with historians, experts and women who have experienced typecasting.

In a trailer for the Archewell Audio project, the Duchess said: “This is how we talk about women: the words that raise our girls, and how the media reflects women back at us. But where do these stereotypes come from? And how do they keep appearing and determine our lives?’

The Duchess, who gave a taste of the type of guests who will be performing, added: ‘This is Archetypes – the podcast where we dissect, examine and subvert the labels that try to stop women.

Meghan Markle has finally released her highly anticipated podcast on Spotify - featuring an interview with Serena Williams

Meghan Markle has finally released her highly anticipated podcast on Spotify – featuring an interview with Serena Williams

Meghan Markle and Serena Williams in New York City in 2014

Meghan Markle and Serena Williams in New York City in 2014

‘I’m going to talk to women who know all too well how these typecasts shape our stories. And I’ll talk to historians to understand how we got here in the first place.”

Meghan and Harry signed a lucrative deal with the audio streaming giant to host and produce podcasts by the end of 2020, worth an estimated £18 million.

But they’d only put on one show so far — a holiday special featuring their son Archie and celebrity guests.

Spotify and Archewell Audio said: ‘Spotify and Archewell Audio both value responsible management of the audio landscape and, as explained recently, are committed to working closely together to support transparency and strong principles of trust and security.’

Meghan has long been a champion of female empowerment. Spotify and Archewell Audio described her conversations with typed women as “uncensored” and said the Duchess would delve into the origins of stereotypes.

Former Suits actress Meghan is also an executive producer on the series, along with Archewell head of content, Ben Browning, and Archewell head of audio, Rebecca Sananes.

The podcast is produced by Archewell Audio in association with Gimlet Media for Spotify.

Harry also appears in the episode, with Meghan saying, ‘Would you like to come say hi? Look who just came in.’

Meghan and Williams greet Harry with “Hello” in British accents, while Harry says to Williams, “I like what you’ve done with your hair. That’s a great atmosphere.’

Williams replies, “Thank you. As always nice to see you, I miss you.’

The Duke replies, “Come and see us,” while Meghan says they’ll make a plan.

As Harry leaves, Meghan remarks, “Thank you, my love.”

The Archewell foundation announced earlier this year that the couple’s Spotify podcast would finally debut this summer — 18 months after signing the lucrative deal.

Archetypes is hosted by Meghan who will speak with historians, experts and women who have experienced being typecast.

In an earlier trailer for the Archewell Audio project, the Duchess said: ‘This is how we talk about women: the words that raise our girls, and how the media reflects women back at us. But where do these stereotypes come from? And how do they keep appearing and determine our lives?’

The Duchess, who gave a taste of the type of guests who will be performing, added: ‘This is Archetypes – the podcast where we dissect, examine and subvert the labels that try to stop women.

‘I’m going to talk to women who know all too well how these typecasts shape our stories. And I’ll talk to historians to understand how we got here in the first place.”

Meghan and Harry signed a lucrative deal with the audio streaming giant to host and produce podcasts by the end of 2020, worth an estimated £18 million.

But they had only put out one show so far – a holiday special featuring their son Archie and celebrity guests, in December 2020.

Meghan has long been a champion of female empowerment. Spotify and Archewell Audio described her conversations with typed women as “uncensored” and said the Duchess would delve into the origins of stereotypes.

Former Suits actress Meghan is also an executive producer on the series, along with Archewell head of content, Ben Browning, and Archewell head of audio, Rebecca Sananes.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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