Oprah Winfrey takes cue from Meghan and Prince Harry's 'gender-neutral' approach in picking her gift for the royal couple's baby
"So I don’t know the baby’s name or the baby’s gender, but this baby will have enough books to last a lifetime!"
Baby Sussex is yet to be born, but Oprah Winfrey has already decided what to gift Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby upon its arrival. The 65-year-old revealed on Tuesday that she's mapped out her course of gift-giving when it comes to her royal friends.
"I have a standard gift that I do for people that I really care about," the legendary TV personality said. "So I don’t know the baby’s name or the baby’s gender, but this baby will have enough books to last a lifetime!" The media mogul chatted with Acess Hollywood at Los Angeles's Milk Studios, where she spoke at an Empowerment in Entertainment Event thrown by The Hollywood Reporter.
At the ceremony, the iconic talk show personality, who was at the wedding between the prince and the 'Suits' actress in May of 2018, was given the inaugural event's Empowerment in Entertainment award with Alicia Keys presenting.
During the event, Oprah also spoke about the endeavor she and Prince Harry are involved in for Apple, centered around mental health.
"We're excited to be exploring it together - he's a true partner," the billionaire media mogul revealed, adding that the prince is a diligent colleague who "does answer emails" pretty quickly. "Every week we do a weekly update letting him know where we are, directors we've spoken to, how many people we're planning on bringing on board and what we're thinking of naming it," she added.
Oprah continued, "He weighs in. He always has something to say about everything." In a social media statement, the Duke of Sussex announced his partnership with the TV personality, saying that they had become "co-creators and executive producers on their forthcoming mental health series launching on Apple in 2020."
Harry further said in the April 10 statement that he was "incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series about mental fitness." To which, Oprah wrote back, saying: "Delighted to be partnering with you. Hope we shed a lot of Light. And change some lives!"
Meanwhile, as the world awaits the imminent arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby, there have been reports that Meghan has beat Oprah into selecting a gift for her newborn child, for she already has picked up a special present which she would like to pass on to her child one day.
"When I found out Suits had been picked up for our third season – which, at the time, felt like such a milestone – I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version [of the Cartier French Tank watch]," she said in an interview in 2015. "I had it engraved on the back, 'To M.M. From M.M.' And I plan to give it to my daughter one day. That’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them."