Oprah Winfrey Denies Advising Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Their Royal Exit
On Thursday, Page Six came out with a report that the television icon advised the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about stepping back from the British monarchy. However, Winfrey denied her involvement in Harry and Meghan’s shocking announcement.
“Meghan and Harry do not need my help in figuring out what’s best for them. I care about them both and support whatever decisions they make for their family,” Winfrey said in a statement to ET.
While she may not have been a part of the royal’s latest news, she has become close to Harry and Meghan over the years. She attended the couple’s 2018 wedding and is working with Harry on a mental health series for Apple TV+ that will be released later this year.
Meanwhile, in April 2019, after Meghan received backlash from haters for some of the choices she and Harry had made that seemingly violate so-called “royal protocol,” Lady O showed her support for the Duchess’ her bold, tradition-bucking choices.
“Oh my God! I’m so proud of her decisions,” Winfrey marveled to ET. “To be able to stand up and say this is what I really want for my baby and my family and now I’m going to do it a different way when it’s been done that way for a thousand years? I’m just so proud of her.”
It was a shock to everyone, including members of the royal family, when Harry and Meghan announced this week that they would “step back” as senior members of the royal family and “work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty the Queen.”