Meghan Markle announces date for Spotify podcast return after postponing episodes during mourning period for the Queen

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MEGHAN Markle has confirmed the return date for her Spotify podcast after postponing it in the wake of the Queen’s death.

The Duchess of Sussex paused her podcast, Archetypes, for four weeks during the Royal Family’s period of mourning, which ended on Monday.

Meghan Markle’s podcast will return next week following the royal period of mourning

The latest episode is set to feature comedian Margaret Cho

It means the latest episode, set to feature comedian Margaret Cho, has not yet aired.

Spotify, however, confirmed the audio series will return next Tuesday – October 4.

The topic of the episode will be Asian American tropes in the entertainment industry.

It comes after the period of “royal mourning” ended earlier this week – seven days after the Queen’s funeral on Monday September 19.

Members of the Royal Family, Royal Household staff, representatives of the Royal Household on official duties, as well as troops committed to ceremonial duties, have all taken part in the period of reflection.

National mourning, meanwhile, was held until the end of the Queen’s funeral.

Meghan’s podcast Archetypes was launched on August 23 with the aim of investigating “labels that try to hold women back” through conversations between Meghan and historians, experts and women who have experienced being typecast.

So far episodes have featured conversations with veteran tennis player Serena Williams, pop star Mariah Carey and actress and producer Mindy Kaling.

During the first episode, the Duchess revealed how her life changed when she joined the Firm – claiming she had “felt the negativity” of being labelled “ambitious”.

In the episode, she said: “So, I don’t remember ever personally feeling the negative connotation behind the word ambitious until I started dating my now husband.

“And um, apparently ambition is, uh… a terrible, terrible thing, for a woman that is – according to some.

“So, since I’ve felt the negativity behind it, it’s really hard to un-feel it.

“I can’t un-see it, either, in the millions of girls and women who make themselves smaller – so much smaller – on a regular basis.”

It comes after Harry paid an emotional tribute to his late grandmother after her death, thanking the Queen for her “sound advice” and “infectious smile”.

In a statement, he also described her as a “guiding compass” through her commitment to service and duty.

He and Meghan have since been “demoted” to the bottom of the Royal Family’s website alongside Prince Andrew and minor royals.

The royal website was updated after the Queen’s death.