The news that the Duchess of Sussex had won a Gracie award for her Archetypes podcast, which debuted last year, gave Meghan Markle cause for celebration on Thursday.
The Alliance of Women in Media Foundation gives out the Gracie Awards to recognize programming made by women for women. The royal won the award for Best Podcast Host for her 12-episode series that sought to “dissect, explore, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back.”
“Thank you to the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation for this prestigious honor. This is a shared success for me and the team behind Archetypes, the majority of whom are women, and the inspiring guests who joined me each week,” Meghan said in response to the news.
You can hear a portion of Meghan and Harry’s first episode of the podcast Archewell Audio in the clip down below, which they previously hosted.
Other winners this year include Christina Applegate for her work in Dead to Me, who recently expressed the opinion that she would stop going to award ceremonies because of her MS.
For her work in The Dropout, Amanda Seyfried will also receive an award, and Faith Hill won for her work in 1883.
A gala honoring the winners is planned for May 23 and will be held at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles. On June 20 in New York City, a separate luncheon will be held at the Cipriani for regional and student winners.
The Gracie Awards’ storytelling theme this year was intended to “celebrate the narratives shared by the winners, which not only inform, inspire, and captivate audiences, but also enrich our collective understanding of the world.”
Meghan’s award comes as her husband, Prince Harry, is still in the UK, where he is engaged in a legal dispute with the Daily Mail’s publishers, ANL.
The Duke is one of many well-known people who have filed privacy lawsuits against ANL over claims that the company engaged in or ordered illegal or unlawful information-gathering.
Harry has teamed up with celebrities like Sir Elton John, David Furnish, Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon, and Elizabeth Hurley to file a privacy lawsuit against the publisher over claims that it engaged in or commissioned unethical or illegal information gathering.
This included accessing and recording private phone conversations, hiring private investigators to install listening devices inside cars, and “blagging” of personal information.
This week, Harry is thought to have stayed at Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage. He has been served with an eviction notice, so this will likely be one of the last times he stays at his former UK home.