Oprah Winfrey Comes To Meghan Markle's Defense
etonline.com: The regal Oprah Winfrey is showing her support for the Duchess of Sussex.
The TV mogul and beloved public figure sat down with her best friend Gayle King on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, and said that the way Meghan Markle has been negatively portrayed in a number of tabloid media outlets is uncalled for.
"I think she’s being portrayed unfairly, and I feel that if people really knew her they would know that she is not only everything we perceive of her, in being graceful and dynamic in holding that position, but she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart," Oprah said, defending the 37-year-old royal. "I think it’s very unfair."
The pregnant royal, who is nearing her due date, has been the target of many tabloid reports, editorials and alleged exposes accusing her of everything from being rude to her employees and acting like a diva around those who work for Kensington Palace to feuding with sister-in-law Kate Middleton. She's even faced a slew of negativity and personal attacks from her estranged half-sister, Samantha Markle, who has been vocally antagonistic since before she ever tied the knot with Prince Harry.
Winfrey herself was one of a number of big-name stars who were guests of honor at last year's Royal Wedding, and considers the royal couple friends. In fact, it was announced on Wednesday that the 34-year-old Duke of Sussex and Winfrey will be co-creators and executive producers on an upcoming mental health documentary series for Apple TV.
In their sitdown, King also praised Markle for her grace and poise when it comes to staying above the fray, sharing, "She’s very kind. She doesn’t seem to buy into [her bad press] though."
"I think that’s remarkable that despite everything that’s going on she does not read anything," Winfrey concurred, referring to reports that Markle has made a conscious effort to stay off social media and ignore tabloid reports in an effort to not get drawn into the drama.