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Meghan and Prince Harry donate to charity in Nigeria after archetypes revealed


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have donated to charities working in Nigeria after the Duchess announced she was 43% Nigerian on her latest Archetypes podcast, it has been revealed.

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, released her sixth episode of her audio series yesterday and explained that she found out she was 43% Nigerian after taking a genealogy test ‘a few years ago’.

And in a press release that accompanied the episode, a representative from Spotify confirmed that the couple’s Archewell Foundation had made donations to Save the Children and Unicef.

The spokesman said the unspecified donations to charities would “help provide relief following the devastating floods that have wreaked havoc in Nigeria”.

Flooding in the country, blamed by the government on heavy rains and water spillage from a dam in neighboring Cameroon, has killed more than 600 people, displaced an estimated 1.4 million people and damaged or destroyed 440,000 hectares of agricultural land across Nigeria.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have donated to charities working in Nigeria after the Duchess announced she was 43% Nigerian on her latest Archetypes podcast, it has been revealed.

Save the Children shared the news on Twitter, announcing the couple had made an unspecified donation through their Archewell Foundation

Save the Children shared the news on Twitter, announcing the couple had made an unspecified donation through their Archewell Foundation

Meanwhile, Save the Children Nigeria tweeted: “Over 1.5 million children are at risk after devastating floods in Nigeria.

“Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Foundation has donated to Save the Children in Nigeria as our teams deliver vital supplies to affected families.”

The couple have previously given their support to Save The Children, with Meghan sharing a video alongside their son Archie for the association’s Save with Stories campaign in 2020.

During the episode titled ‘Upending The Angry Black Women Myth’, the Duchess said she was ‘going to start digging into all of this’ when chatting with comedians Issa Rae and Ziwe Fumudoh on her new podcast.

Meghan (pictured September 5, 2022) revealed she found out she was 43 per cent Nigerian after taking a genealogy test

Meghan (pictured September 5, 2022) revealed she found out she was 43% Nigerian after taking a genealogy test ‘a few years ago’ while speaking in her latest episode Archetypes

Elsewhere in the episode, which aired yesterday on Spotify, Meghan’s mother-of-two admitted that she is ‘particularbut insisted that “telling people what you need doesn’t make you demanding” as she claimed black women are stereotyped as “angry”.

Speaking to Nigerian-American comedian Ziwe, Meghan explained: “I just had my genealogy done a few years ago… [I’m] 43% Nigerian.

She added, “I’m going to start digging into all of this because everyone I’ve said to, especially Nigerian women, is like ‘What!

“It’s huge for our community,” Ziwe, 30, replied in shock. “No, honestly, you look like a Nigerian, you look like my Aunt Uzo. So that’s great.

The Duchess said she

The Duchess said she was ‘going to start delving into all of this’ when chatting with comedians Issa Rae and Ziwe Fumudoh on her new podcast (pictured), titled ‘Upending The Angry Black Women Myth’

Meanwhile, discussing her behavior in work situations, the Duchess spoke of her frustration at ‘shrouding up and tiptoeing around a room’ due to fears that she might be viewed negatively.

“I’m special, I think a high tide lifts all ships, we’re all going to make it so let’s make sure it’s really great because it’s a shared success for everyone,” she said. declared.

“But I also find myself cowering and tiptoeing around a room and – what I find most embarrassing – when you say a sentence and the intonation rises, like it’s a question.

‘And you’re like, ‘Oh my God, stop stopping, like whispering and tiptoeing around this. Just say what you need. You are allowed to set a limit. You have the right to be clear, it doesn’t make you demanding. It doesn’t make you hard, it makes you clear.

Issa Rae

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In ‘Upending The Angry Black Women Myth’, the Duchess of Sussex chats with comedians Issa Rae (left) and Ziwe (right) to explore stereotypes around ‘women of colour’.

The 41-year-old has previously been branded a ‘difficult duchess’ following allegations of her ‘dictatorial’ behavior and 5am emails – which reportedly prompted her assistant Samantha Cohen to quit.

Other ‘broken’ royal aides have told of being reduced to tears by bullying and tantrums. Megane has always strenuously denied any allegations of bullying.

At the start of the episode, comedian Ziwe described how her “hot-headed and rude” on-screen persona was “in direct opposition to what a woman should be publicly, according to sexism.”

In a monologue responding to her comments, Meghan said she was “so right” and that “when looked at through the lens of black women” her perspective was “quite inspiring”.

Meghan's latest podcast comes as she faces backlash for saying Deal or No Deal

Meghan’s latest podcast comes as she faces backlash for saying Deal or No Deal ‘reduced her to a bimbo’ (pictured on the show)

Presenting the next segment – a conversation with actress Issa Rae – Meghan said it was time ‘to try what it feels like when we’re allowed to live our truths’… ‘to be direct without being called angry , to exist on our own terms, to be simply, to be simply human”.

After asking Rae if she wanted a coffee, Meghan reveals that she “only recently started drinking coffee again” after “not even thinking about it” when she was in the UK.

“When I was on set, of course, it was like Nespresso all day, every day. And then I didn’t really drink it in the UK and didn’t think about it.

Asked why she started drinking it again in the UK, Meghan said: ‘It’s a great question, it’s a great question, but as I guess because life has started to come back and that people started coming when guests come or meetings or and they’re like oh do you want coffee?’

The Duchess then gave another insight into her own acting nomination and how, when going through casting lists of black characters, “they always had to have an edge or an attitude.”

One example of alleged racism against black women discussed on the podcast was the treatment of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during his Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.

Elsewhere in the episode, posted on Spotify, mother-of-two Meghan (pictured with husband Prince Harry) admitted she was 'peculiar' but insisted that 'telling people what you need doesn't make you demanding,

Elsewhere in the episode, posted on Spotify, mother-of-two Meghan (pictured with husband Prince Harry) admitted she was ‘peculiar’ but insisted that ‘telling people what you need doesn’t make you demanding,” as she claimed black women are stereotyped as “angry”

Jackson, the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, was asked about her views on issues such as critical race theory and whether they would interfere with her decision-making.

Meghan said: “I remember watching those hearings in the summer of 2022. They were gripping and painful. Then Judge Jackson remained cool and calm no matter what was happening to her under the surface, which I can’t begin to imagine.

At the end of the podcast, the royal stopped by to hear a rendition of Maya Angelou’s poem “I Rise”.

Meghan’s latest podcast comes as she faces backlash for saying Deal or No Deal ‘reduced her to a bimbo’.

The Duchess made the comments while speaking on her podcast with Paris Hilton. The episode, titled Breaking Down the Bimbo, heard Meghan say she wanted her daughter Lilibet to be valued first for her mind, rather than “beauty not brains” as she was on the game show.

“I ended up leaving the show. I was so much more than what was objectified on stage. I didn’t like feeling pressured to be everything to me. And little substance,’ the Duchess told about his 34-episode stint on the show.

Actress and chat host Whoopi Goldberg said Meghan’s remarks were naïve. “It’s TV, baby. But what did you think you were going for? You know that was what the show was about,’ she said. “When you’re an artist, you take the concert.”

The women who appeared on the show at the same time as Meghan tell quite a different story from the Duchess. They say the atmosphere was fun rather than oppressive or sordid.

One of the briefcase girls who worked with Meghan was Lisa Gleave, a successful Australian model, TV presenter and actress who now lives in Los Angeles.

Like Meghan, she had to master the art of walking down the stairs in a dress and five-inch heels, clutching a briefcase and remembering the cardinal rule: look elated for the contestant if all goes well for him and sad otherwise.

Gleave told the Mail of her time on Deal Or No Deal that she felt ‘blessed and lucky to have been a part of it’, adding: ‘For me it was a joy and a big career change. girls would say that.

She said, “I never viewed this as a show that objectified women. The cast and crew treated us very well. It was a professional set. For many of us, it was a stepping stone in our careers and we moved on to bigger things.

While Lisa acknowledged that the show “revolved around beautiful women”, they were “all smart, smart women and nobody treated us like bimbos”.

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