Over the years, Harry and Meghan Markle has not left the media following their leaving the Royal Family and also the interview with Oprah Winfrey where they disclosed some royal secrets. This didn’t sit well with some members of the Royal Family and it sure created a lot of friction between them.
In the infamous 2021 Oprah interview, Meghan spoke dearly about the Queen.
“The Queen, for example, has always been wonderful to me. I mean, we had one of our first joint engagements together,” Meghan said. “She asked me to join her, and I went on the train. And we had breakfast together that morning and she gave me a beautiful gift and I just really loved being in her company, and I know we were in the car—Yeah, she gave me some beautiful pearl earrings and a matching necklace—and we were in the car going between engagements.”
“And she has a blanket that sits across her, her knees, for warmth and it was chilly and she was like, Meghan, come on, and put it over my knees as well.”
Due to the Queen’s death, they had to put their differences between them in other to present a united front.
After the burial, The Royal Family Members went back to their duties, but Meghan and Harry returned to their home.
Most people are aware of her podcast “Archetypes”, described as “a podcast where we investigate, dissect, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back.”
She posted the first episode of the podcast recently and it was all centered on the representation of Asian women in Hollywood productions.
Journalist Lisa Lind and comedian Margaret Cho were with her on the podcast and they spoke about how female members from the Asian community are shown as “sexually” cold and threatening toward masculinity. They are referred to as “dragon ladies.”
Markle said on her podcast, “Movies like Austin Powers and Kill Bill presented these characters of Asian women as oftentimes over-sexualized or aggressive. The Dragon Lady, the East Asian temptress whose mysterious foreign allure is scripted as both tantalizing and deadly has seeped into a lot of our entertainment. But this toxic stereotyping of women of Asian descent, it doesn’t just end once the credits roll.”
Comedian Margaret Cho added, “‘Dragon Lady’ comes from this fantasy of orientalism. It’s a character that is similar to the femme fatale. In that, a woman who is beautiful and deadly. Because we can’t just be beautiful, it has to come at a cost.”