In the months leading up to May 19th, 2018, it seemed like there was only one thing anyone cared to hear about: the royal wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. When the big day finally arrived, more than 2 billion viewers streamed the ceremony! And while the bride and her royal groom were indeed what dreams are made of, one VIP guest stole the show!
Oprah Winfrey, an international broadcasting legend, arrived solo at St. George’s Chapel and completely shocked everyone! Meghan had invited Oprah, but no one knew why… now, three weeks after the nuptials, the truth is finally being revealed- and it’s totally shocking everyone!
When rumors surfaced that Oprah and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, had a top-secret interview just three weeks before the royal wedding, royal fans were quick to assume that Oprah was desperately trying to get the very first interview with Doria and maybe even an invite to the wedding. If that was the case, she was apparently successful.
Doria was photographed leaving Oprah’s house with two bags and a yoga mat (The photos have since been taken down from the Internet). When the pictures surfaced, everyone thought that Oprah had just done some big-time schmoozing. However, Oprah was quick to reveal the truth of her secret meeting with Doria to set the record straight.
In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, Oprah confessed that she did, in fact, have a meeting with Doria. But it’s not at all what people are thinking!
Orpah admitted that she invited the mother-of-the-bride over to her estate over a simple phone call. She shared that called Doria and invited her to her home. She said to Doria, "Bring your yoga mat and your sneaks in case we just want to do yoga on the lawn!” Addressing the so-called “gifts” that Doria was leaving with, she laughing revealed that “one bag was lunch” and the other bag was her own yoga mat!” In the interview, she appeared heated that people were assuming she had ill-intentions for the meeting with Doria.
The two enjoyed exotic fruit from Oprah’s garden and shared in a passionate conversation about their adoration for Prince Harry and Meghan. A source shared with Daily Mail that the two “spent a long time chatting and they got on really well." The source added: "The most important and significant issue they spoke about was race and how badly some people had reacted to Meghan and Harry. What happened to Meghan and Harry was disgusting and they and all of their families were horrified. It’s an issue close to both Doria and Oprah, who have both suffered racism.” Wow. Did you expect to hear that?
Orpah also confessed that she would love to have the first interview with the newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex before she argued, “Wouldn’t anybody?” Oprah continues to deny rumors that she bribed Doria in any way for an invitation, but at the end of the day, she got to go regardless! And that’s pretty special!