The Duchess of Sussex said the 12-part series, called Archetypes – a play named after the couple’s eldest child, Archie – will explore the female experience.
“We’re going to live inside, tearing apart the boxes that women have been placed in for generations,” Markle said.
“I want to understand where they came from, why they stayed there for so long and, above all, how we can get past them.”
During the hour-long episode, Markle and Williams, who make much of their friendship and shared roots in Los Angeles, discuss the term “ambitious” and how it applies differently to men and women. women.
“I don’t remember personally feeling the negative connotation behind the word ambitious until I started dating my husband,” the host said, referring to Harry, who made a brief appearance at the start of the broadcast.
“And apparently ambition is a horrible, horrible thing – for a woman, some say.”
Williams, 40, recently hinted that she plans to retire after this month’s US Open, lifting the curtain on a glittering tennis career in which she won 23 Grand Slam titles.
Harry and his wife ended British royal life in spectacular fashion in 2020. They moved to California, where they now live with their two children in a celebrity-filled enclave.
Last year, the couple told Oprah Winfrey that life in ‘The Firm’ had been miserable and that they had faced racism, including speculative comments from an unnamed royal about their child’s skin color while to be born.
Markle is a mixed breed. The royal family has denied racism.
Much ink has been spilled as a once strong friendship between Harry and his brother William, who will one day inherit the British throne, has turned sour.
In July, the internet was ablaze with speculation about Prince William’s private inclinations, with Sussex fans claiming previous negative stories about the couple had been planted to distract from the grim claims.
Markle’s podcast series, streaming on Spotify, is part of a lucrative series of deals the couple have signed which also include TV, publishing and motivational speaking.
Harry will publish his memoir later this year as Buckingham Palace prepares for more trouble.