Firestarter Oprah believes Queen's death could reunite Harry and Meghan with royal family, year after infamous interview
'When all families come together for a common ceremony, the ritual of, you know, burying your dead, there's an opportunity for peacemaking,' Oprah Winfrey said
Queen Elizabeth II's death, in Oprah Winfrey's opinion, will reunite the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with the rest of the royal family. The Queen died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle, ‘peacefully’ and in the company of loved ones, according to Buckingham Palace. Winfrey, 68, notably performed a tell-all interview with Harry and Meghan last year, which is believed to have widened the rift between the Sussexes and rest of the royals. Meghan, who is biracial, and Harry claimed in the interview that unnamed members of the royal family had concerns and conversations about how dark her son Archie, who is now three, would be.
But over the weekend, they gathered with Prince William and Kate Middleton to speak with onlookers who had come to Windsor Castle to honor the Queen after her death. However, it is still unclear if Meghan will attend Queen Elizabeth II's funeral with Prince Harry on September 19.
Winfrey said, “Well, this is what I think, I think in all families — you know, my father passed recently, this summer, and when all families come together for a common ceremony, the ritual of, you know, burying your dead, there’s an opportunity for peacemaking… and hopefully, there will be that.”
In an interview with CBS Mornings' Gayle King, Winfrey spoke about the royal rift. When asked about the opportunity for reconciliation between Prince Harry and Prince William, she told King, "I do not get into people's family matters. Everybody who has experienced some challenges in their families with in-laws or brothers or sisters knows how difficult some of those situations can be, and I'm sure that you know for the royal family it's no different. Nobody consults me about their family business, so I try to stay out of people's family business."
Speaking about her tell-all interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Winfrey said, "I was as surprised about the bombshell interview as everybody else. I was doing an interview to offer them a platform to tell their story about why they left and that was my number one intention was just clarity on why did you leave. And so, some of the things that were revealed in that interview came as a surprise to me, and those surprises are now referred to as bombshells, but I didn't set out to do a bombshell interview. I set out to do an interview, have a conversation, that would allow them to tell their story."