Oprah Winfrey is setting the record straight about the world’s most talked about couple, and she’s not holding anything back and taking matters into her own hands with a documentary.
The legendary broadcasting star was first tied to Duke and Duchess of Sussex when she arrived at their wedding. As eager fans watched and waited to see who the television star might invite from the entertainment world, they were stunned when they saw one of America’s most adored names in the industry, Oprah Winfrey.
After being spotted at the wedding, royal watchers took an interest in the relationship between Oprah and the royals. How close were they? Did they talk frequently? Would Oprah be doing their first ever interview as a married couple?
Well, nearly a year has come and gone and Oprah has seemingly had no contact with the famous royals. That is- that the public has known about. But Oprah finally set the record straight after she appeared on CBS This Morning on April 10th, 2019.
Oprah first shared something that she had likely been wanting to share for a while- the truth about Meghan Markle. She said, “I think she’s being portrayed unfairly, and I feel that if people really knew her they would know that she is not only everything we perceive of her in being graceful and dynamic in holding that position, but she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart. I think it’s very unfair.”
Oprah’s concern for Meghan Markle follows the recent efforts several of her friends have made in order to look at Meghan from a kinder and more empathetic perspective. After nearly a year straight of media scrutiny, five close friends of Meghan spoke exclusively to PEOPLE in February to “stand up against the global bullying we are seeing and speak the truth about our friend.”
And just in case Oprah’s plea to be kind and respectful to Meghan for the sake that she’s just a human, Oprah announced some major news! The US star will be partners, co-creators and executive producers or a documentary series focused on mental health.
Oprah shared how the partnership originated by saying, “I was having a conversation with him. I actually asked him, ‘What do you think are the most important issues facing the world right now?’ And he said, ‘There are two: climate change and mental wellness, mental fitness.’ As you know, he’s spoken about his own issues and what he went through after his mother died and how being able to talk about it has benefitted him so. And so it’s a passion of his,” she explained. “At the end of the conversation, I said, ‘I’m going to be doing this thing with Apple. It’s a big concern of mine too. I want to try to erase the stigma.’ And he said at the end of the conversation, ‘if there’s anything I can do to help.’ And I go, ‘As a matter of fact…’”
The project will likely focus on an anti-bullying message, and Meghan herself might even be apart of it! Although, that has yet to be confirmed.
I am so grateful that a person of such influence set such high standards for how to treat others. I believe what Oprah and Prince Harry are doing will make such a massive impact and we can only hope that kindness and respect begin to flow from their efforts.