5 things we learnt from Meghan Markle's most recent interview
Meghan chats privacy, social media and the Royal Rota.
A year-and-a-half after her bombshell Oprah interview about life in the royal family, Meghan Markle is ready to talk to the press again.
This week, she invited Allison P. Davis – a journalist from The Cut – into her home and along the school-run with her, and she gave an update on how life has been since dropping a number of revelations last year.
Here are five things we've learnt from the profile.
1. She's returning to social media
Meghan kicks off the interview by revealing that she plans on making her return to Instagram. Prior to her life with Harry, the actress controlled her own online presence, but when they got married, they were permitted to join Kate and Will on their official Instagram account. Opting for more control, they launched their own page, though they shut this down after leaving the royal family. Now, Meghan plans on making a return.
2. She explains the Royal Rota
One of the reasons Meghan was unhappy with having a royal Instagram account was the protocol that went with it. She was obliged to share images of her children with the UK press before sharing them with her other family members, and Meghan wanted to protect her kids. She tells Davis: "Why would I give the very people that are calling my children the N-word a photo of my child before I can share it with the people that love my child?"
3. Her podcast is in full swing - and the lineup is impressive
The first episode of Meghan Markle's podcast Archetypes has already been released on Spotify. In it, she's joined by Serena Williams as they discuss the double-standard women face when they are labelled as ambitious. Upcoming guests on the series include Constance Wu, Issa Rae, Lisa Ling, Margaret Cho and Ziwe.
4. The Royal Family didn't make concessions for Harry and Meghan
At one point in the interview, Meghan says that together with Harry she wanted to simply move out of the UK and into another part of the Commonwealth, an arrangement she says, that has been made for a number of Princes and Princesses before her. However, she claims that this wasn't possible for them, a factor which led them to leave the family entirely.
5. Her children have more privacy in the US
During the interview, Meghan heads out to pick Archie up from school, which is an act she doesn't believe she'd be able to do in the UK. "That doesn't make me obsessed with privacy," she says. "That makes me a strong and good parent protecting my child."