The Duchess of Sussex has signed off the final episode of her podcast series with the pointed quote: “What didn’t you do to bury me? But you forgot that I was a seed.”
She finished the 12th episode of her Spotify podcast, Archetypes, by reciting the quote by Greek poet Dinos Christianopoulos.
It brought an end to her series, during which she spoke with dozens of guests about gender equality and contemplated the meaning of negative “archetypes” that affect women.
The Duchess concluded the series by saying: “I feel seen, I had never considered that in using my voice I would feel seen, but I do.
“Many moons ago I heard a quote that I will share with you today because as we talk about labels, tropes and boxes that some may try to squeeze you into and roles and stereotypes that are attributed to you that don't quite fit the full person that you are, this [quote] is what I wanted to leave you with.”
She added: “To that point my friend, keep growing and I’ll see you on the flipside. As ever, I’m Meghan.”
In an episode about how men feel about archetypes - the labels that hold women back - and the effort to move beyond them, the Duchess also revealed that it was the Duke of Sussex’s idea to involve a male’s perspective.
Until now, her podcast has exclusively featured conversations with women - something she said was “by design” so that women could be “heard and understood”.
However, she admitted that “at the suggestion of my husband”, the conversation had to “actively include men” in order to challenge women’s “labels, tropes and limiting beliefs”.
The Duchess added that to tackle the various archetypes she has discussed in the series, the effort “has to be larger than just conversations with women”.
'It is my biggest blunder'
Speaking to Andy Cohen, the American television host and executive producer of the late night talk show Watch What Happens Live, the Duchess revealed that she wanted to be on his talk show while filming Suits but was not invited to appear.
"I was so eager to be on your show because I was such a [Real] Housewives fan at the time and I just couldn't get booked, Andy," she said.
He remarked: "It is now the biggest blunder in the 13 years of the show."
The Duchess said she “didn’t want to embarrass him” by bringing the incident up, but “thought it was funny to try to remember how things were”.
“Though I couldn’t at the time get on the couch to talk to Andy on his late night show - I was certainly well aware of his other big creation. The Real Housewives franchise,” she added.
Sussexes' Netflix docuseries set for December
Cohen quizzed the Duchess on whether she still watched the reality television show, to which she said that she “stopped watching the Housewives when my life had its own level of drama”.
In final episode of her podcast, she also interviewed Judd Apatow, the American film producer and screenwriter, as well as Trevor Noah, the South African comedian.
She described her three guests as “very thoughtful men” who are behind “some of the most successful movies and TV shows but also who are part of cultural conversion in such an impactful way”.
The Duchess concluded the episode by saying she had “learned so much about them [her guests] and also myself” throughout the series.
Her remarks come ahead of her Netflix docuseries which is reported to be airing next week, focusing on the Sussexes' own story.