Meghan Markle has come out to recount the horrifying moment a fire broke out in her son Archie’s nursery while the family were on tour in South Africa. She recently revealed this during the first episode of Meghan’s podcast Archetypes, and the world has been reacting.
According to her, it was a terrifying experience because there was no smoke detector, and it was a passerby who happened to just smell smoke down the hallway where her son was sleeping.
Meghan added that she was so shaken and disturbed that carrying out the official engagement she left her boy for didn’t make sense anymore.
Her words, “The moment we landed, we had to drop [Archie] off at this housing unit that they had had us staying in.”
“He was going to get ready to go down for his nap.”
“We immediately went to an official engagement in this township called Nyanga, and there was this moment where I’m standing on a tree stump and I’m giving this speech to women and girls…”
“We finish the engagement, we get in the car and they say ‘there’s been a fire at the residence. There’s been a fire in the baby’s room.”
“We get back, and our amazing nanny Lauren is in floods of tears.”
“She was supposed to put Archie down for his nap and she just said, You know what? Let me just go get a snack downstairs.”
“And she was from Zimbabwe and we loved that she would always tie him on her back with a mud cloth, and her instinct was like: ‘Let me just bring him with me before I put him down.”
“In that amount of time that she went downstairs, the heater in the nursery caught on fire.”
“There was no smoke detector. Someone happened to just smell smoke down the hallway, went in, fire extinguished.”
“He was supposed to be sleeping in there.”
“As a mother, you go, Oh, my God, what?”
“Everyone’s in tears, everyone’s shaken. And what do we have to do? Go out and do another official engagement.”
“I said, This doesn’t make any sense. Can you just tell people what happened? And I think the focus ends up being on how it looks instead of how it feels.”
“And part of the humanising and the breaking through of these labels and these archetypes and these boxes that we’re put into is having some understanding on the human moments behind the scenes that people might not have any awareness of and to give each other a break.”
“Because we did– we had to leave our baby.”
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