Oprah Winfrey has revealed whether she thinks Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should attend King Charles’ Coronation.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed they have been invited as part of the 2,000-strong congregation at Westminster Abbey – but we still don’t know whether they will actually attend.
Harry and Meghan, who were recently told they must leave Frogmore Cottage shortly after the momentous weekend, may decide to stay in California while celebrations take place in the UK.
There are a number of key issues to address, with relations between Harry and his family at an all time low and the historic event awkwardly taking place on Prince Archie’s birthday.
Now Oprah, who attended the Sussexes’ wedding back in 2018 and famously secured that controversial interview three years later, has given her opinion on the Coronation saga.
Presenter Gayle King, who is also a good friend of Harry and Meghan, asked the chat show legend: “Do you think they should go, do you think they should not go? Is it something you’d like to comment on? I’m listening.”
Speaking on CBS Morning, Oprah replied: “I think they should do what they feel is best for them and for their family. That’s what I think.
“That’s what the bottom line comes down to. What do you feel like is the right thing for you?”
Quite tellingly, Oprah then added: “They haven’t asked me my opinion. No they have not.”
Some viewers agreed with Oprah’s comments – and said the couple should be supported with whatever they choose to do.
One person tweeted: “I agree. At the end of the day, whether we want them to go or not go to the coronation; it is ultimately their decision and not ours. I will support whatever decision they make.”
“I agree Oprah! They should do what feels right for them as a family. Not an easy decision- tough place to have to make such decision,” added another.Oprah has had her say on the Coronation
However, others suggested that Oprah might have been trying to separate herself from Meghan and Harry.
“Sounds like Oprah is distancing herself with this comment,” someone tweeted.
Another replied: “I like how Oprah was very clear, ‘they haven’t asked me… my opinion.’ So in other words, whatever they do, I have nothing to do with it. Gail an Oprah have this whole conversation rehearsed. lol”
While a third group of commenters claimed none of them should have been talking about the situation.
Hitting back, one person replied: “They haven’t asked for your opinion? So why give it? The Royals are none of your business.”
“I think it would be great if @GayleKing and @Oprah stopped expressing their opinion on the ‘family business’ of the royal family and our monarchy,” agreed another.
Oprah has been a close friend of Meghan and Harry, having attended their wedding in 2018 and interviewed the couple from her home in 2021.
One of the biggest talking points that emerged from Harry and Meghan’s explosive chat with Oprah Winfrey was when they revealed a senior royal questioned the color of their unborn son’s skin.
The couple sent shockwaves through the British monarchy when they spoke of their disgust at “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born”.
It even prompted William to defend the royals by saying: “We are very much not a racist family.”
Another claim that sparked confusion from the interview was that the couple married two days before their Windsor wedding in the garden of Kensington Palace.
In their Netflix docuseries, Harry and Meghan revealed that Oprah was one of the only people to visit them at Nottingham Cottage.
Harry said Oprah came over for tea and was stunned by where they were living, telling them: “No one would ever believe it.”
Oprah, who was the couple’s neighbour in California, is one of the possible candidates to be Princess Lilibet’s godmother and once said she “loves” her name.
But when asked about speculation that she was a shoe in for godmother in 2021, she said: “I don’t need to be a godmother, I’m a godmother by default.”
“I’m a neighbour, I’m a friend and all that, you probably need someone younger to be the godmother!”
Although it doesn’t necessarily rule her out, as Harry and Meghan are highly unlikely to take that as a valid reason to not pick such a great role model.
One of the names thrown into the godmother hat is Serena Williams, who is a close friend of the Sussexes and was also a guest at their 2018 wedding.
Other possibilities could be Meghan’s old friend Jessica Mulroney, Amal Clooney or Ellen DeGeneres.
I can’t imagine anyone with common sense wanting to be around the adult children. Oh I forgot, Hollywood these days accepts every piece of garbage the world has to offer.
As for titles you gave up your titles so quick referring to your offspring as Prince and Princess. You no longer have your Prince and Princess titles so they aren’t entitled to that when you made your decision to separate from the royal family.
Have you watched any good Southpark episodes lately. Don’t you love looking in people’s windows Harry? LOL