Duchess Meghan Reveals How Prince Harry Is a Role Model for Their Son

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In the last episode of her Spotify podcast, Archetypes, Duchess Meghan opened up about some of the ways that Prince Harry is breaking down stereotypes for their three-year-old son, Archie.

Meghan recruited Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow, and Andy Cohen to speak with her on the season finale. Their presence marks the first time men have ever appeared on the podcast, something Meghan says was motivated in part by a conversation she had with Harry.

"If you’ve been listening to the past 11 episodes, you may have noticed that you haven’t heard many men’s voices. In fact, until now, outside of a quick pop-in from husband in the first episode, this show has featured exclusively women’s voices," the Duchess of Sussex said, referring to Harry's surprise cameo during the inaugural episode of Archetypes. "And that’s by design. It was important to us that women have a space to share their authentic and complicated complex and dynamic experiences to be heard and to be understood. But, through that process, it also occurred to me, and truth be told at the suggestion of my husband, that if we really want to shift how we think about gender and the limiting labels that we separate people into, then we have to broaden the conversation and we have to actively include men in that conversation and certainly in that effort."

Later, while speaking to The Daily Show host, Meghan talked to Noah about another major way Harry inspired her.

"I wrote a children’s book that came out a year ago or a couple years ago and it’s basically about this softer side of masculinity and how I’ve seen my husband as a dad and the example of that," she said, referring to her New York Times bestseller, The Bench. "That that’s the person that the young boy can look to and say, 'Oh, this is what it means to be a man. This is the example of that. That’s the person I can go to when I’m crying. That’s the person that will sit with me. That’s the person that can put the Band-Aid on my knee.' And that level of being nurtured can come from a male figure in your life just as much as it can from a female figure."

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