Oprah Winfrey says she is surprised at how openly Duchess Meghan spoke about the court’s internal affairs in a raging interview in March.
Oprah spoke on the issue in an interview with U.S. entertainment reporter Nancy O’Dell.
According to Page Six and Mirror, Winfrey did not believe the interview would have such far-reaching implications.
Nor did he guess that Meghan would go “so far” in accusing an unnamed court member of racism.
Winfrey says the common goal of all of them was to tell the truth.
Even though Winfrey had done careful groundwork and preparation, he still couldn’t imagine how openly the Sussex duke couple would eventually speak in the interview.
- Whenever I do an interview with someone so significant, we discuss things in advance.
Although Harry and Meghan Winfrey did not meet in advance, he says he communicated with the duke couple about the content of the interview.
- I said that it is important for me to know their intentions so that we have a common destination.
Our common destination was the truth.
They wanted to tell their story, and they wanted to tell it truthfully as it is, Winfrey explains.
Harry and Meghan spoke their mouths so clean that Oprah was surprised. Photo: Harpo Productions / Reuters
The interview, seen in March, provided a myriad of news bombs that will be talked about almost two months later.
Read more: Eight news bombs: This is how Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan told about their time in the British court and their dramatic departure
In an interview, Duchess Meghan said that she had heard from her husband that the court had discussed how dark the skin of the couple's child would be.
Meghan’s father is white and her mother is black.
- There were several discussions on the subject.
They talked to Harry about how dark-skinned the baby might be becoming and what that might mean and what it might look like, Meghan said.
He did not reveal who had raised the subject in the court.
Winfrey later said that Harry and Meghan had clarified for him after the interview that it was not Harry’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth, or Prince Philip, who died a month after the interview.
In the interview, Meghan also opened up about her suicidal thoughts and her relationship with her duchess Catherine.
Harry, for his part, revealed things about himself to the royal family and especially to his own father, Prince Charles.