In their photo with poet Amanda Gorman, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were all smiles.
Gorman was delighted to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after being invited to participate in Markle’s podcast “Archetypes.” On Wednesday, she posted an Instagram photo of herself in a multicolored gown posing with the royal couple.
She wrote in the caption:
“Beyond thrilled to have had the honor of speaking with The Duchess on her podcast, ‘Archetypes,’ where I spoke on the power that women possess as changemakers. Thank you so much for having me!”
The three are all smiling and looking at the camera in the photograph. Markle wore a white top and a gray cardigan, while Prince Harry wore a blue polo shirt.
The author of “Hill We Climb” appeared in the penultimate episode of Marle’s Spotify podcast. Candace Bushnell and Michaela Jae Rodriguez joined them as they discussed the “freedom and fulfillment” of living “outside of the labels we’re given by society,” according to Us Weekly.
During her appearance, Gorman was asked to read aloud an original poem that she felt represented the episode’s theme.
Gorman said, Bustle reported:
“There is a movement brewing. We are the storm, the very form of change. The way forward isn’t a road we take, but a road we make, forged forth, by a future that is female.”
“We will not fail, we will not sway, for where there’s [a] will, there’s woman. And where there’s a woman, there is forever a way.”
Markle expressed how inspiring it was to listen to women who were certain of themselves and were unwavering and confident. Following Gorman’s reading of her poem, the Duchess of Sussex concluded the episode by echoing some of the poet’s words.
The “Suits” star said:
“It’s so good! And did you guys hear that: ‘And where there is woman, there is forever a way.’ Truer words have never been spoken.”
Markle mentioned a piece of art she received from a “dear friend” in the same episode. The words were written on a plaque-like item “Human kind. Be both.” written all over it
The types of wordplay that resonated with her and how it moved her were discussed by Prince Harry’s wife.
“I specifically was thinking about something that I was told many years ago. You’re not just a human being. You’re a human, just being. Now, the woman who told me this was trying to remind me to just be easier on myself, sort of in the same vein of saying, ‘Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.’ Well, this is just another version of that same ilk of advice. You’re human, just being.”