Queen Camilla has entered the world of podcasts with ‘The Reading Room,’ a venture that experts believe could overshadow the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s earlier foray into the same medium.
Royal experts are speculating that Queen Camilla’s new podcast could serve as an indirect yet “perfect revenge” on Meghan Markle. The podcast, which complements her book club, features the Queen engaging in discussions with various high-profile guests. Although she is not the primary host, Queen Camilla’s involvement in certain episodes adds a regal touch to the show.
This new podcast is quickly drawing comparisons to Meghan Markle’s ‘Archetypes,’ a Spotify original that was launched in 2022 but canceled after its first season. Royal analysts suggest that the success of Queen Camilla’s podcast could be seen as a triumph in an area where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have struggled.
Denise Palmer Davies, director of PR at Borne Media agency, shared her insights with GB News. She believes the podcast could be Queen Camilla’s way of subtly responding to the negative portrayal she received in Prince Harry’s bestselling memoir ‘Spare,’ released last year. The Royal Family did not publicly respond to the book’s portrayal of Camilla as manipulative.
Davies remarked, “After all the hurtful things Harry has said about Camilla, she has finally got her own back on them. If her podcast does well, it could be seen as achieving success in a domain where Harry and Meghan have not. Meghan, in particular, might feel upstaged and even a bit embarrassed by the whole situation.”
Queen Camilla’s podcast, ‘The Reading Room,’ thus stands as a significant new venture, potentially marking a subtle yet impactful moment in the ongoing narrative of the Royal Family’s foray into modern media platforms.