Meghan Markle says Spotify podcast ‘labour of love’ as she thanks fans for award

Meghan Markle says producing her "labour of love" podcast had her "sitting up late at night in bed".

Fresh off the back of receiving the Robert F Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award for challenging structural racism within the Royal Family, the Duchess has been recognised for Achetypes.

Meghan's podcast which came out of an eye-watering £18million deal with Spotify, has won the title of Pop Podcast of 2022 at the People’s Choice Awards.

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The award is another major achievement in a massive week for Meghan whose docuseries with husband Harry hits Netflix at 8am in the UK (midnight for them in California, US).

While the parents of two celebrated their shared Ripple of Hope Award in New York City on Tuesday night, Meghan's podcast acceptance speech was delivered on the other side of the country.

In a statement heard at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, Meghan described creating Archetypes as a "special project" for which she "dug deep".

She said: "Thank you to all the supporters and fans of Archetypes who voted for us for this special People's Choice Award.

"I loved digging my hands into the process, sitting up late at night in bed, working on the writing and creative.

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"And I loved digging deep into meaningful conversation with my diverse and inspiring guests, laughing and learning with them, and with each of you listening."

Women who joined Meghan for an episode each include Mariah Carey, Serena Williams, Jameela Jamil and Paris Hilton.

Archetypes is described on Spotify as investigating, dissecting, and subverting the labels that try to hold women back.

Those behind the scenes also received a grateful mention from Meghan, who added: "It has been such a labor of love with an amazing team who were each instrumental in helping to bring this series to life.

"Special thanks to Terry Wood who was my right hand in this special project, along with Catherine, Rebecca, Andy, Matt, and the wider team who all worked hard to make each moment resonate.

"Above all, huge thanks to each of you who voted. Your support means the world.'"

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