It’s great to find Oprah Winfrey
Oprah winfreyis back. During Sunday night’s instant seismic interview, she was right there on the Santa Barbara patio, doing what she was born to be: asking emotional, semi-directive questions with precise utterance and a few creative hand gestures for get the biggest explosive answers his subjects are willing to give. Daylight saving time is almost here, the vaccine goes to shoulders left and right, and Oprah’s back, baby.
As you well know by now, Prince harry and Meghan markle sat down with revealers’ SAR on CBS Sunday night to discuss how his family and the tabloids treated them, which led to their decision to leave over a year ago. The ripples of their little two-hour conversation have only just begun (this just coming from the palate: They are in crisis mode!).
Meghan has revealed real humdingers, most importantly that a family member privately raised concerns about their firstborn being dark Archiethe skin would be. Oprah gave a “WHAT?” »Satisfactory? so that.
Meghan also described her time being relegated indoors, a sort of pre-pandemic quarantine to limit her exposure usually because “the institution” thought it was already too much in the press. It looked a lot like Diana locked in the palace in season four of The crown, which Harry and Meghan admitted to watching some of them. For Meghan, this led to suicidal ideation that the family would not offer help with just in case poorly reflected on the establishment. Once again, Diana’s specter was present.
Besides those two revelations, she and Harry countered stories that had been told in the UK tabloids, such as who made them cry before the wedding and whose decision was to keep a royal title of Archie (not theirs). It’s a little thing– always rumored, but rarely spoken so clearly – and Oprah was there through it all. Like a good therapist, she was explicitly on their side, and like a good interviewer, she asked the tough questions – like naming the person who said the racist thing in front of Harry! – twice.
It was clear Oprah knew what she had here as there have been two interviews for the price of one so far: she spoke with her close friend. King Gayle at CBS this morning Monday for an interview debriefing (hey, if the Cuomo brothers can be put into conversation, those two old buddies too). In the morning show interview, Oprah made it clear that Harry told him that neither queen elizabeth or Prince Philippe were part of the discussion about skin color.
It has been about 10 years since the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show and it was her biggest interview since Whitney Houston in 2009, probably. The last British royal to sit across from Oprah was Sarah ferguson in 1996, who divorced Prince Andrew this year.
And it was wonderful to find her again, especially at this time when we need an emotional bridging loan to get to May. There’s Oprah in the California Sussex chicken coop dressed in a luxury pandemic hoodie – the best known she will ever be, nodding to Britain’s most famous royal defectors to date.
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