Meghan Markle: My mother still calls me by this ‘sweet name’

Meghan Markle has revealed the sweet nickname that her mum still refers to her by.

Opening up about her life before marrying Prince Harry, Meghan revealed that her time during an all-girls Catholic school in Los Angeles helped shaped her become who she is today.

While discussing this, she also disclosed that her mother, Doria Ragland, still refers to her by her nickname, “Flower”.

On Tuesday’s episode of Archetypes for Spotify, Meghan was in conversation with American actress Michaela Jae Rodriguez, where the pair discussed nicknames.

Introducing the podcast, which was entitled “Beyond the Archetype: Human, Being”, the Duchess of Sussex said: “And today we’re talking about living outside of the box – the box that we’ve talked about all season on this podcast, the different boxes that we try to get pushed inside of.

“What is it like when you live beyond those lines? When you colour outside of them, freely expressing our identities, and embracing the nuances that make us quite simply a human being.”


The episode – which has been billed as the penultimate in the Archetypes series – begins with Meghan making a surprise visit to the Immaculate Heart all-girls Catholic school in Los Angeles, where she was a pupil from the age of 12 until 17.

She went on to explain that they were “really formative years” of her life, adding: “They certainly were for me. And let me just say, being back there, the energy, it was… it was palpable.

“I was happy to be back there and it was also really fun, especially when I made a surprise visit and I popped in to some of the young ladies in volleyball practice.”

Later, in her chat with Pose star Rodriguez, Meghan revealed that her mother, Doria Ragland, still refers to her by a nickname.

The Duchess said: “My mom still calls me Flower.

“I’ll be a 41-year-old Flower. That’s fine.”

Tuesday’s episode also featured Sex And The City creator Candace Bushnell, where Meghan described the characters of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte as “iconic”.

She went on to compliment Bushnell’s long running romantic comedy-drama, saying that her writing “still holds up today”, adding: “It still feels boundless today. And in her recent novel and one woman show Is There Still Sex In The City? she continues to peel back the layers of what women can be in all stages of life.”

However, Bushnell revealed that she did not make “a tonne of money” from the series, and told the duchess that it makes her feel “angry”.

Bushnell added: “That’s one of the realities. The fact of the matter is, you know, I’m fine, I’m OK, I’m doing OK, so I just keep working.”

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Meghan’s podcast overall has ranked at number 22 in the American podcasts chart, with it previously having held the number one spot.

The Duchess of Sussexes Archetypes podcast was produced as part of a reported £18million deal between Spotify and she and her husband, Harry.