‘Really hurtful and rude’: Harry and Meghan branded ‘very brazen’ for accepting new award

Meghan Markle tackled the issue of “living outside the labels we’re given by society” in the latest instalment of her podcast series, Archetype.

Titled ‘Beyond the Archetype: Human, Being’, the Duchess of Sussex was joined by Sex and The City author Candace Bushell and actress Michaela Jae Rodriguez in the episode released today.

After playing a clip from the HBO series based on Ms Bushell’s books, the Duchess of Sussex said: “These iconic characters – Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, Charlotte and Carris’s will-they-won’t-they love interest Mr Big – these were all based on composites of people in Candace’s real-life social circle in New York.

“Carrie, the mid-30s journalist chasing love and success, she was inspired by Candace’s own life. And Samantha, the very provocative bon vivant, was one of her long-time friends.

“And through her column, Candace introduced a fresh, modern lens on femininity and also just what it meant for her and for her circle of friends to be a woman, to be a single woman, to be a woman trying to date, to discover, to explore, to self-discover in New York.”

Meghan continued: “Candace’s writing still holds up today, it still feels boundless today. And in her recent novel and one-woman show, Is There Still Sex in the City?, she continued to peel back the layers of what women can be in all stages of life.”

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