Meghan Markle reveals that her son, Archie’s caretaker, saved him from a fire in the room

Meghan Markle tells the story when her son, Archie, narrowly escaped a fire while on the Sussexes’ royal tour to South Africa in the fall of 2019.

Here is everything you need to know.

Meghan Markle opens up about the incident

Meghan Markle recently debuted the first episode of her long-awaited Spotify podcast called ‘Archetypes’.

The 41-year-old actress was joined by professional athlete Serena Williams for the first installment.

During the conversation, Markle talked about how Archie’s nanny saved him from a fire.

Markle mentioned that Archie’s room caught fire while she and Prince Harry were attending an official royal engagement.

Meghan Markle
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She claimed: ‘There was a time when I’m standing on a tree stump and I’m giving this speech to women and girls. We end the courtship, we get in the car and they say: “There has been a fire in the residence. There’s been a fire in the baby’s room.

The Duchess of Sussex further mentioned that her son’s caretaker, Lauren, saved Archie by taking him downstairs for a midnight snack in front of the fire.

Markle shared: ‘Lauren was crying her eyes out. She was supposed to put Archie to bed for her nap and she just said, “You know what? Let me go get a sandwich downstairs.”

She further said: ‘There was no smoke detector. Someone smelled smoke in the hallway, walked in, fire extinguisher. He was supposed to be sleeping there.

More about Meghan Markle’s podcast

Meghan Markle’s podcast, which was first announced in 2020, released its debut episode with Serena Williams on Tuesday, August 23.

In addition, the official website of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been revamped to promote Markle’s new adventure.

The site includes a black and white image of Markle with a caption that reads: “The podcast where we explore and subvert the labels that try to stop women.”

During the first episode, Markle and the tennis icon talked about various topics, including motherhood.

They further discussed the implications of a woman’s ambition compared to men. Therefore, the episode is titled “The Misconception of Ambition”.

Meanwhile, UC Berkley professor Laura Kay received mixed reviews for the show.

One Twitter user said: ‘Great podcast! I loved every minute.

While another commented saying: ‘So in other words insider and elite have a conversation with insider and elite. Together they complain about what it is to be privileged and elite.

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