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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex makes the keynote speech during the Opening Ceremony of the One Young World Summit 2022 at The Bridgewater Hall on September 05, 2022 in Manchester, England. The annual One Young World Summit brings together more than two thousand of the brightest young leaders from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact both in-person and digitally. Meghan is a counsellor for the organisation, alongside Justin Trudeau, Sir Richard Branson, and Jamie Oliver, among others. IBTimes/Chris Jackson/Getty Images


  • Meghan Markle failed to acknowledge Queen Elizabeth's contribution as a female leader in her "Archetypes" podcast
  • Kinsey Schofield believed it wouldn't have hurt if Prince Harry's wife added an intro or thanked the Queen for her lifetime of service
  • Schofield said it's hard to consider Markle a serious feminist since all opportunities presented to her were due to Prince Harry

Meghan Markle aired fresh episodes of her podcast "Archetypes," but a royal commentator was not impressed because she failed to acknowledge the late Queen Elizabeth in them.

The Duchess of Sussex paused "Archetypes" following the death of the former British monarch. She was back with new episodes Tuesday following the mourning period for Her Majesty. However, she did not mention the late Queen's death or her contributions, which raised eyebrows.

American journalist Kinsey Schofield, the host of the "To Di For Daily" podcast and author of "R is for Revenge Dress," criticized Markle's efforts to be a feminist for missing the opportunity to acknowledge her late grandmother-in-law.

"All 'Archetypes' podcast episodes were recorded before the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Since Meghan's brand seems to highlight feminism and the podcast is about fighting misconceptions and labels on women that hold them back, it wouldn't have hurt to add a simple intro or goodbye thanking the Queen for her lifetime of service," Schofield told Fox News Digital.

According to Schofield, the Queen opened the doors for the first female prime minister in the U.K., Margaret Thatcher. She believed that the country was comfortable with the Queen's leadership, the reason why they welcomed "a fierce and forward leader like Thatcher." Three women occupied the position under Queen Elizabeth's reign, Schofield noted.

"The queen did not share her professional responsibilities with her husband, she refused to take his last name in the traditional sense, and she worked until her last breath," Schofield continued. "You would think that Meghan would acknowledge her lifetime of service beyond 'putting a Variety magazine cover on hold' but who am I to judge?"

Markle was chosen as one of this year's stellar honorees for Variety's Power of Women. However, the former actress decided to postpone her cover to a later date due to the Queen's passing. Despite her efforts, Schofield had a hard time convincing herself that Markle was a real feminist.

"In general, it's hard for me to take Meghan seriously as a feminist when every opportunity that has been presented to her over the last five years is a direct result of the man that she married," Schofield said, claiming that Markle's opportunities were due to her marriage to Prince Harry.

After weeks of hiatus, Markle's podcast returned with Margaret Cho and Lisa Ling. In a new episode, they talked about the "toxic stereotyping" of Asian women, People reported.

Meghan Markle
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen during The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. Chris Jackson/Getty Images/IBTimes