For many reasons, the comparison doesn’t really hold.
A special radio segment with Prince William and Princess Kate was released almost all at the same with Meghan Markle’s latest podcast episode last week.
On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, the Prince and Princess of Wales spoke on BBC Radio 1 about the importance of caring for our mental health.
The Duchess of Sussex was discussing the term “crazy” as a weapon against women on Spotify with Constance Wu, Jenny Slate, and Deepika Padukone, as yahoo reported.
According to some royal commentators, the juxtaposition of both programs did not help the Waleses’ public image when compared to Markle’s.
“It felt kind of thin to me if I’m being totally honest, I just thought there were very few actionable tips,” the hosts of the Royally Obsessed podcast said of the Waleses’ effort (via Express).
“There was a lot of talk about this mental health toolbox, and the words mental health kept being used, but I always want actionable steps—there was just a lot of flash.
“It was definitely produced and put together, but it comes back to wanting those next steps. It was a lot of styles, but not a lot of substance.”
When compared to Archetypes, the hosts agreed that Markle’s broadcasting abilities are exceptional.
“I think we expect so much too and I hate to compare because I know there’s no real comparison, but with Archetypes, hearing Meghan and how proficient she is at podcasting, it really sets the bar so high for everyone else, for all of the royals,” they said.
“I think she’s done an incredible job with Archetypes but really she has a lot more time and a lot more space for that.”
Wales spend the majority of their time doing charity work and meeting with locals from various regions, whereas the Sussexes’ media projects naturally take up much more of their brain space.