Prince Harry and Meghan Markle began dating back in 2016 and the couple has been in the headlines since. After the two got married in 2018, Prince Harry was soon asked to step down from his royal duties. The couple has tried to gain financial independence after the event. They even signed a three-year podcast agreement with Spotify worth 18 million dollars. The podcast, Archetypes aims to examine the labels that try to hold women back, recently made its premiere. While being on the podcast Meghan Markle discussed the alleged gendered responses she got when the actress married Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle opened up about the so-called gendered responses
In the episode of her podcast, Archetypes with Meghan that aired on Tuesday, the actress talked about what it was like to become Prince Harry’s engaged. On the podcast, she told Mindy Kaling about the alleged gendered reactions she got from the public. She said that “When I started dating my husband and we became engaged, everyone was like, ‘Oh, my God, you’re so lucky he chose you!’ At a certain point, after you hear it a million times over, you’re like, ‘I chose him, too.‘”
The Duchess of Sussex said that these “stereotypical” responses to her relationship played “into this idea that you’re waiting for somebody to tell you that you’re good enough as opposed to knowing that you’re good enough on your own.” She then told “I have a partner who was countering that narrative for me and going, ‘They’ve got it all wrong. I’m the lucky one because you chose me,’” stating that Prince Harry was really supportive in these tough times.
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The actress played the victim card
Dawn Neesom, a royal analyst put her opinion forward about Meghan Markle’s remarks on the podcast Archetypes . The actress had revealed on the podcast that she did not like being called lucky about the fact that Prince Harry chose to marry her. Dawn Neesom said, “Meghan managed to turn everything into victimhood, doesn’t she? This, in my opinion, has less to do with misogyny and gender than it does with marriage eligibility, regardless of the spouse’s gender.” The royal analyst told that the Duchess of Sussex played a victim card. She stated that people calling the actress lucky was not a gendered response and more related to marriage eligibility.
Meghan Markle is definitely ‘lucky’ to be married to Prince Harry
Dawn Neesom continued to debate by saying that people think that Prince Harry is an eligible person “and I think when people keep saying to Meghan ‘Oh, you are very lucky to be with him or be married to him’, they are not talking about because she is a spinster or she is a woman”. The royal analyst stated:
“I think [it is down to] the fact that Harry was one of the most eligible people on the planet – I mean he was a prince, he was very wealthy. I think this is less about the gender issue and more about the fact that she married a prince, basically. She is very lucky. Very few of us get to marry a prince; most of us marry frogs.”
She claimed that Meghan Markle is in fact lucky to be married to Prince Harry. People stating the fact that her husband was a prince had nothing to do with misogyny and gender. The only reason she was called lucky was because of her partner’s eligibility and that is true for any gender.
Source: Geo News