Meghan Markle has shared intimate details of her and Prince Harry’s bedtime routine. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spend time searching streaming services when they switch on the TV, according to Meghan.
The Duchess also told Variety she and Harry still play Wordle and she is studying French again.
She said: “Once we have the kids to bed and have played a little Wordle, or [I have] done my ten minutes of DuoLingo… after these two things, if we turn on the TV, which is fairly rare, we are like most people with endless, endless, endless searching until you get so tired of searching you end up not watching anything.”
The one show which did grab the couple’s attention was HBO’s comedy-drama The White Lotus.
Meghan said: “There are some incredible shows on at the moment, and I think, watching great storytelling? There is nothing like it. The White Lotus is an example of that.”
“Certainly, in terms of female leadership, she is the most shining example of what that looks like.
“I feel deep gratitude to have been able to spend time with her and get to know her. It’s been a complicated time, but my husband, ever the optimist, said, ‘Now she’s reunited with her husband’.”
She added: “I’ve reflected on that first official engagement that I had with her, how special that felt. I feel fortunate. And I continue to be proud to have had a nice warmth with the matriarch of the family.”
The Sussexes have had a troubled relationship with their relatives in recent years, with Meghan stating in a recent interview with The Cut magazine that “just by existing” they were “upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy” before they stepped down as senior working royals in 2020.
The couple were in Europe when the Queen died on September 8.
They flew to the UK that day, with Harry travelling straight to Balmoral to be with his family.
During the mourning period, they were reunited in public with the Prince and Princess of Wales for the first time since Commonwealth Day in 2020 during a walkabout at Windsor Castle.
William and Harry have a well-documented troubled relationship, but the death of their grandmother saw them shelve their differences when they viewed floral tributes left to the late Queen.
In the Variety article, Meghan also said her death had given them perspective on what they wanted to “focus their energy on”, adding they felt “energised and excited” about their ongoing projects, including their Archewell Foundation.
She also briefly spoke about an upcoming docuseries with filmmaker Liz Garbus, who Meghan described as a “seasoned director” whose work she has long admired.
Reports previously stated the docuseries would be an “at-home” style show and would air on Netflix as part of the couple’s deal with the streaming giant.
Meghan said: “It’s nice to be able to trust someone with our story, even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it. But that’s not why we’re telling it. We’re trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens.”