Meghan Markle was told by singer Mariah Carey in her podcast interview that she too is a “diva”.
Prince Harry’s wife admitted the description “stopped her in her tracks” and “made her sweat”.
Carey, 53, who has built a career spanning the label, told the former actress, “You give us diva moments sometimes, Meghan.”
Ms Markle, who sounded appalled at the remark, laughed before asking, “What diva moments am I giving you?”
The couple spoke on the second episode of Ms Markle’s new Spotify podcast. archetypesin which she discussed the history of the word diva and how its meaning has changed.
In a voiceover at the end of the episode, Ms Markle – in her role as presenter – said the comment made her concerned about the “nonsense” Carey may have read about her.
“It was all going like clockwork, I mean really well, until this moment happened that, I don’t know about you guys, stopped me when she called me a diva,” she said.
“You couldn’t see me, of course, but I started sweating a bit. I began to squirm in my chair in this silent revolt. How wait. What? no
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“What? How could you? That’s not true. Why would you say something like that?
“My mind was really just spinning with the nonsense she must have read or clicked on to get her to say that.”
Ms Markle said Carey was quick to reassure her, saying the label was “chic” and “upcoming”.
“She must have felt my nervous laughter and you all would have heard it too and she jumped in right away to make sure I was crystal clear,” she added of their recorded conversation.
“When she said ‘diva,’ she was talking about the way I dress, the posture, the clothes, a quote-marked ‘fabulousness’ as she sees it.
“She meant diva as a compliment. I heard it as a dig. I’ve heard it as the word diva, but at that moment, as she explained to me, she meant it so chic, so ambitious.”
The charge of being a diva will be particularly challenging for the former Queen, who has been dubbed the ‘duchess difficult’ for her alleged behavior in the UK.
In the podcast episode titled “The Diva’s Duality with Mariah Carey,” she and Ms. Markle also talk about their upbringing together as mixed-race schoolgirls.
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