Sunday, March 7, 2021, the American channel CBS broadcast the interview event of Meghan Markle facing Oprah Winfrey. In the middle of promoting her new book, the famous host came back on the background of her interview aired, almost two months ago.
In a television interview broadcast last March, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had confided at length to Oprah Winfrey. Departure from the British monarchy, skin color of their son, suicidal thoughts, relationship with the royal family … The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had made many revelations. In the middle of promoting her new book, Oprah Winfrey agreed to return to this interview that had caused a huge reaction. She said: “I did a lot of preparation for this. It was really important to me that what we did was revealed to the world at a time when everyone could see it and that things didn’t leak out.”
Not wanting to betray the trust of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the famous American host confided, “I remember when we finished doing the interview, and this interview was 3 hours and 20 minutes long, I think I stood up and said to the team, ‘We all know what was said here and how important it is to have the trust of the people who just shared this, so I hope you don’t leave and share with everyone what happened here.
‘ And nobody did.” Pleased that her team respected her decision, Oprah Winfrey added, “So when we released clips on CBS, we released them in such a way that not everything that was on there could be exploited. So a lot of time, effort and energy was invested on my part.”
Oprah Winfrey opened up about her interview with Meghan Markle
Oprah Winfrey also explained that she had not met the couple in person before the interview. “I hadn’t seen Meghan and Harry before, but I texted them and said the intention was very important to me, tell me what your intention is so we can be aligned on our goal. Our shared intention was the truth. They wanted to be able to tell their story and tell it in a way that allowed them to be as truthful as possible.
” As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry opened up tremendously, the host revealed, “I was surprised. ‘What? You’re going to tell everything? Are you going to go all the way?’ And the reason it was such a powerful interview (…) The reason the interview was what it was because they answered the way they did.”
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