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‘Archetypes’: Meghan Markle on ‘angry black woman’ stereotype

Meghan admitted to being ‘particular’ after being labelled a ‘narcissistic sociopath’ and opened up about the ‘angry black women’ stereotype.

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The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle claimed that there is an “angry black woman” stereotype and admitted to being “particular” after she was labelled a narcissistic sociopath — on the latest episode of her Spotify podcast Archetypes which released on Tuesday 25 October.

Meghan was joined by actress Issa Rae and the comedian Ziwe in the episode titled – Upending the ‘angry black woman’ myth with Issa Rae and Ziwe.


Duchess Meghan Markle admitted that she is “particular” on the latest episode of her Spotify podcast Archetypes. However, she insisted “telling people what you need does not make you demanding”. 

“I’m particular, I think a high tide raises all ships, we’re all going to succeed so let’s make sure it’s really great because it’s a shared success for everybody,” she said.

“But I also find myself cowering and tiptoeing into a room and – the thing I find most embarrassing – when you’re saying a sentence and the intonation goes up, like it’s a question. And you’re like, ”oh my God, stop stop, like whispering and tiptoeing around it,” she continued.

“Just say what it is that you need. You’re allowed to set a boundary. You’re allowed to be clear, it doesn’t make you demanding. It doesn’t make you difficult, it makes you clear,” she added.

She went on to claim that black women are stereotyped as “angry”. The Duchess of Sussex explained that she thought this dated back to the time of slavery, as reported by Daily Mail.

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. Photo: ANGELA WEISSAFP.

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Meghan admitting to being “particular” comes after she was labelled a “narcissistic sociopath”. Royal correspondent Valentine Low made the bombshell claim in his new book Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind The Crown. 

The aides allegedly called themselves “Sussex Survivors’ Club” after Meghan and her husband Prince Harry quit their royal duties in 2020. The staff were said to be a “succession of… decent people” who allegedly believed in Meghan and “would have done anything” to help the couple succeed. 

However, the book alleges that the aides believed Meghan’s departure from the royal family was premeditated. One of the concerns was said to be “whether she was going to be able to make money for herself”.

“She wanted to be rejected because she was obsessed with that narrative from day one,” said an ex-staff member to the author. The book claims that the staff were convinced the Duchess of Sussex wanted to show that the institution failed her.

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