The queen of talk shows and American billionaire, Oprah Winfrey has denied influencing the decision of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan to step back as senior members of the British Royal Family and build their own private life.
In a report by People magazine, Oprah Winfrey who was one of the famous guests invited to the Royal Wedding, while refuting media reports on her alleged role was quoted to have said:
“Meghan and Harry do not need my help figuring out what’s best for them,”
“I care about them both and support whatever decisions they make for their family,” the People magazine reports.
According to the report, Oprah Winfrey made headlines on Thursday after Page Six published a report claiming that the media mogul, 65, was one of the first people Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, leaned on regarding advice on “breaking free.” The report also claims that Winfrey encouraged the couple to move to America and build their own brand.
The outlet also reports that a plethora of Meghan and Harry’s other A-list friends, including the Obamas and George and Amal Clooney, have also given them advice.
While this is going on, the Duchess of Sussex has already returned to Canada to be with her son, Archie, whom she reportedly left behind with her friend and mother to return to the United Kingdom with Harry.
She has also faced a series of backslash for the joint decision made by her and her husband, Prince Harry, but she is the targetted the most by the British press for trying to break up the British Royal family.
Meghan had released this statement telling the Queen about their plans to step down as senior members of the Royal family:
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Queen is yet to release a statement regarding this latest development, after Prince Andrew’s scandal that is still being investigated.