New Episodes of Meghan Markle’s Archetypes Podcast Happening After Queen Elizabeth’s Death

Meghan Markle’s podcast hits the pause button.

In light of Queen Elizabeth’s death, PEOPLE understands Archetypeswhich debuted last month, runs this week and is uncertain when it will resume.

Meghan, 41, and her husband Prince Harry first announced a “multi-year partnership” between Spotify and their production company Archewell Audio in 2020. According to a previously shared press release, Archetypes she intends to “explore the labels that try to hold women back.”

Speaking with historians and experts, Meghan will “uncover the origins of these stereotypes and have uncensored conversations with women who know all too well how these print publications shape narratives,” the announcement continues.

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The Duke of Sussex, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the Prince of Wales and Princess of Wales meet the public at Windsor Castle in Berkshire following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. 10 September 2022 Pictured: The Duke of Sussex, Duchess of Sussex, Prince of Wales and Princess of Wales. Photo: Kirsty O’Connor/WPA-Pool/MEGA +1 888 505 6342

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On August 23, the Duchess of Sussex released its first episode Archetypestitling the conversation “The Misconceptions of Ambition.”

Featuring Serena Williams as a guest, the friends discussed society’s two standards for women chasing their dreams, and Meghan revealed that a fire broke out in son Archie’s nursery during the Sussexes’ royal tour of Africa in 2019.

Two days after the fall, Archetypes became the number one podcast in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada on Spotify’s international charts.

Mariah Carey was a featured guest on the second episode of Archetypes, titled “The Duality of Diva”, where they discussed the current negative connotations of the word “diva” and being biracial.

Meanwhile, the podcast’s third and final episode, titled ‘The Stigma of the Singleton with Mindy Kaling’, saw Meghan and Kaling, 43, recall what it was like in high school – with the Duchess of Sussex describing the herself as an “ugly duckling”.

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On Saturday, two days after the Queen’s death was announced, Meghan joined her husband Prince Harry and her in-laws Prince William and Kate Middleton for a surprise tour of Windsor Castle.

Dressed in black, the quartet spoke to onlookers and browsed the touching tributes left for the late monarch, who died on Thursday aged 96.

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Kensington Palace said William, 40, invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to join him and Kate, 40, who was recently named Princess of Wales, along with her husband’s new title of Prince of Wales.

Prince William thought the walk to greet the crowds “was an important show of unity at an incredibly difficult time for the family,” a royal source told PEOPLE.

A palace insider also said: ‘It’s such a great historic moment and also a deeply personal moment for the family that you would hope and think that all the family would come together and support [the King] especially. And maybe some of those wounds can be healed in the process.”

In a historic first speech since becoming monarch, King Charles III on Friday expressed his “deep sorrow” and paid a moving tribute to the late queen.

“This is a time of change for my family,” the new sovereign explained in his opening speech. With Charles’ ascension, Harry and Meghan’s children — Archie, 3, and Lilybet, 1 — are now sixth and seventh in line to the throne, respectively, after their father.

In a sweet message for his youngest son and daughter-in-law, King Charles added: “I also want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives abroad.”

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