Meghan confesses to loving Archie comics and red hair in podcast

The Duchess of Sussex said she was romanticized with Archie comic books as a child because she dreamed of a “perfect life looking like a cookie cutter”, confessing that she has a redhead.

eghan went on to marry the Duke of Sussex, who had red hair, like the main character of the series, an American teenager Archie Andrews.

But former actress Meghan said she did not name her son Archie, now 3, after famous stories.


Harry and Meghan at the one year anniversary of the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf (Joe Giddens/PA)

Meghan, in conversation with Mindy Kaling on the Duchess’s Archetypes podcast, said the comic is her favorite childhood book.

She describes how she used to read them because she was “alone a lot as a child” and was a “kid who loved to lock the door”.

Meghan said she wondered “Will I get the guy one day?” added that she was “the smart one, not the pretty one”.

The Duchess said: “I was alone a lot as a kid, yes, and as a kid who loved to lock doors, and I think I read a lot of Archie comics which is ironic.

“My sons aren’t named after Archie comics, but I love them. I collected them”.

She added: “I think for me, especially, my parents broke up when I was about two or three years old, and I’ve always wanted a perfect life that looks like this cookie cutter and you look at it. into that and be like a boy in a letter jacket.

“I romanticized that. It’s all about getting you an idea of ​​what you want your life to be when you grow up.

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“I always thought I was more than Betty than Veronica and will I get him one day? And I’m smart, not pretty. All of this is wrapped up in reading Archie’s comics and, in my opinion, is just aspirational in a way. “

Kaling said the comic “never got too sexy,” telling Meghan: “Well, you like red hair.”

Meghan laughed and said: “I like and I like the name Archie,” describing them all as “full circle”.

Archie and friends Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge have been updated for modern audiences with Riverdale, a Netflix teen drama series.

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