Meghan Markle shares sweet wishes for Lilibet's future in new interview

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The Duchess of Sussex opens up about her desires for the future of her daughter Lilibet in the latest episode of her Spotify podcast Archetypes.

According to Elle, Meghan Markle has revealed her hopes for her daughter Lilibet's future during an emotional episode of her Spotify podcast, which has been doing well since its launch.

Harry and Meghan's lucrative Spotify deal

In late 2020, shortly after the Sussexes exited senior royal titles and left for America, they struck an eye-watering deal with the audio streaming giant Spotify to produce podcasts. The whole project is estimated to generate Harry and Meghan roughly £18 million, reports the Mirror.

Meghan Markle shares sweet wishes for Lilibet's future in new interview Samir Hussein

With a view to encouraging women to overcome social barriers and achieve great things through Meghan's conversations with various celebrity guests, the podcast has proved a massive success. So far, Archetypes has welcomed a string of famous names such as pop legend Mariah Carey, comedian and actress Mindy Kaling, comedian Margaret Cho, and tennis legend Serena Williams.

In the chat with Serena Williams, who just announced her retirement from the court, Meghan opened up about how her son Archie narrowly escaped a fire in his bedroom while dropped off during the family trip to South Africa in 2019.

And in the latest episode, which features TV star and heiress Paris Hilton, the Duke of Sussex emotionally reflects on her days as a briefcase girl on the hit TV show Deal or No Deal, as well as her wishes for Lilibet's future.

What does Meghan want her daughter to focus on?

According to the Express, Meghan candidly spoke about how she would react if her two children follow in her footsteps in the future, which is to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Before becoming a Royal Family member, Meghan rose to fame as a TV actress, with her most notable role in Suits.

Saying that Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, are 'part of a legacy, a tradition and a family that will have other expectations', Meghan explains:

'I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on this idea because when I hear the word bimbo, I have a very negative connotation to it. I don't see that as an aspirational thing for a woman, I want our daughters to aspire to be slightly higher.'

The Duchess continues, saying how she wants Lili 'to want to be educated and to be smart':

'I want my Lili to want to be educated and want to be smart and to Pride herself on those things.'
Meghan Markle shares sweet wishes for Lilibet's future in new interview Karwai Tang

Despite their royal status, Meghan and Harry prefer to give their children a normal upbringing just like other kids, with an emphasis on education. Previously, the Prince shares how his two children are doing in life:

'Archie is very, very busy and Lili is learning to use her voice which is great.'

Meghan's emotional yet down-to-earth confession came after she recalls her time on Deal or No Deal, which she quit because it 'did not make her feel smart'.

'I ended up quitting the show. Like I said, I was thankful for the job but not for how it made me feel, which was not smart.'

Meghan, who is ranked as the most intelligent member of the Royal Family - a feat that beat Kate Middleton, explains:

'And by the way, I was surrounded by smart women on that stage with me, but that wasn't the focus of why we were there and I would end up leaving with this pit in my stomach, knowing that I was so much more than what was being objectified on the stage.'

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