Oprah Winfrey: the pressure she put on her team to avoid leaks after Meghan Markle’s interview

In a television interview broadcast last March, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had confided at length to Oprah Winfrey. Departure from the British monarchy, color of their son’s skin, suicidal thoughts, relationship with the royal family … The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had made many revelations. In full promotion of her new book, Oprah Winfrey agreed to come back to this interview which had made a lot of reaction. She said, “I did a lot of preparation for that. It was really important to me that what we did was revealed to the world when everyone could see it and that things didn’t leak. “

Not wishing to betray the confidence of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the famous American host confided: “I remember that when we finished doing the interview, and that this interview lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes, I believe that I stood up and said to the team, ‘We all know what has been said here and how important it is to have the trust of the people who just shared this, so I hope that you are not going to go and share with everyone what happened here. ‘ And no one did. ” Glad her team respected her decision, Oprah Winfrey added, “So when we released clips on CBS, we played them in such a way that whatever was on there couldn’t be exploited. time, effort and energy have been invested on my part. “

Oprah Winfrey confided in her interview with Meghan Markle

Oprah Winfrey also explained that she did not meet the couple in person before the interview. “I hadn’t seen Meghan and Harry before but texted them and said intention was very important to me tell me what your intention is so we can be aligned with 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. ” While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave themselves a lot, the host revealed: “I was surprised. ‘What? Are you going to say everything? Are you going all the way?’ And the reason it was such a powerful interview (…) The reason the interview was what it was because they responded the way they did. “

Oprah Winfrey © CPA

Oprah Winfrey © CPA
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