Oprah, Who Many Blame For Interview That Tore Apart British Royal Family: ‘Burying Your Dead’ May Bring Peace

Oprah, Who Many Blame For Interview That Tore Apart British Royal Family: ‘Burying Your Dead’ May Bring Peace

Oprah Winfrey, who many blame for the interview that tore apart the Royal Family last year, offered her hope that the death of Queen Elizabeth would bring the family closer together.

Winfrey, at the Toronto Film Festival for the premiere of “Sidney,” a film she co-produced about the late movie star Sidney Poitier, was asked by Extra, “You sat down with Meghan and Harry. We’re seeing the four of them together now in London. Is there a hope out there this, in some way, her passing would be a way to unify the family, maybe heal some wounds?”

“Well, this is what I think,” Winfrey answered. “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 the interview Winfrey conducted with the couple that was broadcast in March 2021, Markle claimed a member of the Royal Family expressed “concerns” over their son Archie’s skin tone and “how dark the baby’s going to be potentially and what that would mean or look like.” Harry supported his wife’s claim, but neither specified who allegedly spoke with them about Archie’s skin color. “That conversation I’m never going to share,” Harry said. Both ex-royals accused the Royal Family of declining to protect Meghan from racist attacks from the British press.

Harry and Meghan were widely criticized for the interview.

British television host Piers Morgan tweeted, “Meghan & Harry’s nauseating two-hour Oprah whine-athon was a disgraceful diatribe of cynical race-baiting propaganda designed to damage the Queen as her husband lies in hospital — and destroy the Monarchy.”

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Meghan & Harry’s nauseating two-hour Oprah whine-athon was a disgraceful diatribe of cynical race-baiting propaganda designed to damage the Queen as her husband lies in hospital – and destroy the Monarchy.https://t.co/H59yn123VO pic.twitter.com/4WqhBD45RU

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2021

He added in a column for The Daily Mail, “Never have I watched a more repulsively disingenuous interview. Nor one more horrendously hypocritical or contradictory. … The Queen is not a racist and has never been a racist. To even suggest that she might be is disgusting. But to do so at a time when her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip has spent the past few weeks lying seriously ill in hospital is worse than that, it’s contemptible.”

Megyn Kelly chimed in, “In which M & H pretend that no royal has had it worse in the press than they have. Give me a break. Have you ever seen such privileged people wallowing in their own (perceived) victimhood like this?”

In which M & H pretend that no royal has had it worse in the press than they have. Give me a break. Have you ever seen such privileged people wallowing in their own (perceived) victimhood like this? https://t.co/TTIiLhw9uD

— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) March 8, 2021

Nigel Farage, former leader of the Brexit Party, tweeted, “If we destroy the monarchy then we destroy something special about our country. Harry and Meghan are doing their very best to make that become a reality.”

If we destroy the monarchy then we destroy something special about our country.

Harry and Meghan are doing their very best to make that become a reality.

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— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) March 9, 2021

Tim Pearce contributed to this article.

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