Meghan Markle has opened up about her friendship with Canadian First Lady Sophie Trudeau.

The Duchess of Sussex welcomed the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a guest in the latest episode of her "Archetypes" podcast and explained how their bond has grown since they first met.

While exploring the roles of "Good Wife/Bad Wife, Good Mom/Bad Mom" and the judgments being faced by wives and mothers today, the duo talked about their friendship and how Markle always turns to Sophie for advice when she needs it. They revealed they first met at the Canadian Fashion Awards in 2016 when Markle was still residing in Toronto as an actress.

Describing Sophie as "a dear friend" and "someone who cares about her friends deeply," Markle said Sophie always sent her "little meditations" and messages of encouragement during her pregnancy. "I just absolutely adore you," she told Sophie.

"And Sophie and I have known each other for, gosh, how many years now since I was living in Toronto?" she added.

Markle also shared how Sophie and her kids joined her last summer for a pool party at her mansion in Montecito. "We swam, we drank wine, we splashed in the water. Then threw some pool floats in," she recounted. "This wasn't our day of being the wives and moms, all perfectly quaffed with updos and pearls and demure smiles."

"This was the other version of us. Both with wild curly hair and swimsuits and loose linen and huge belly laughs. Big cuddles with our little ones and quiet whispers and girl talk on the terrace, giddy, like absolute school girls. We were just having so much fun," Markle said further.

Later in the episode, Markle and Sophie discussed the evolving role of motherhood in society and their frustrations over the lack of paid parental leave in the U.S.

"Our sense of community has completely exploded. We have sisters who can mother, we have aunties who can mother, we have friends who can mother. Mother is a way of being. It's not just biological," Sophie explained.

For her part, Markle said the evolution of motherhood further highlights the need for paid parental leave in the U.S. "Imagine having a baby and then having to make a choice of, 'Oh, I can stay home with my child but if I do, I won't have a job anymore.' It doesn't make any sense!" she said.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex makes the keynote speech during the Opening Ceremony of the One Young World Summit 2022 at The Bridgewater Hall on Sept. 5 in Manchester, England. IBTimes/Chris Jackson/Getty Images