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The surprising role Prince Harry played in Serena William’s retirement

Inside the close friendship of Harry and Serena.
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As fans listened to episode one of Meghan Markle’s podcast today they were delighted to hear Harry join in. 

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The podcast, titled Archetypes, aired its first episode on August 23 and was aptly titled The Misconception of Ambition with Serena Williams. 

The show describes itself as a place “where we investigate, dissect, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back.”

The first episode saw Meghan and Serena discuss motherhood, life in the public eye and the double standard women face when they are labelled “ambitious” throughout an action-packed 50 minutes.

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Fans were delighted to hear Harry briefly join the podcast, chatting to his wife and good friend Serena with ease. 

“You wanna come say Hi? Look who just popped in,” Meghan told listeners of her podcast before Harry was heard chatting with Serena.

“How are you doing?” asked Harry, before commenting that he likes “what you’ve done with your hair! That’s a great vibe.”

After thanking Harry, Serena explained that it was “good to see you too as always, I miss you guys!”

“Well come and see us!” shot back a cheeky Harry, before Serena explained that she would. 

“We’ll make a plan,” confirmed Meghan before saying goodbye to Harry, referring to him as “my love.”

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Whilst the interaction was short, fans loved seeing a relaxed side to the couple. 

Later in the podcast, Serena also opened up about the surprising role Harry played in her decision to retire

When speaking about the tennis star’s retirement, Meghan brought up a situation where Harry and Serena were chatting at their house for “like an hour.”

“I talked with Harry about it a lot as well,” Serena explained before confirming that “he was trying to knock some sense into me!” 

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Looking back at her decision to walk away from tennis, Serena acknowledged the support she received from Meghan and Harry. 

“I also just wanted you to just understand what it meant to have your support and for H’s [Harry’s] support, for everything. Because it’s been, it’s been hard,” she told Meghan. 

Serena also made the surprising revelation that she had initially wanted to walk away from tennis quietly, explaining that “she wanted to leave with no goodbyes.”

“You’re not going to do that. No one, no one in the planet would let you do that. You are too loved,” confirmed Meghan. 

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The first episode of Archetypes also saw Meghan reveal a terrifying ordeal her family experienced on an official trip to South Africa, where Archie’s nursery caught on fire. 

Episode two of the podcast will be released next week with guest Mariah Carey. 

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