Oprah Winfrey said she hoped the Queen’s death would allow the royal family to come together and provide “an opportunity for peace-building”.
The US talk show boss sat down with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2021 for an explosive and highly publicized interview.
Winfrey made the remarks while attending the 2022 Toronto Film Festival, in which she was asked about Harry and Meghan’s recent reunion with the Prince and Princess of Wales.
“My father passed away recently, this summer,” she told American outlet Extra.
“When all families come together to do a joint ceremony, you know, your dead body rite, there is a chance for peace.
“And hopefully, there will be that.”
The presenter has faced backlash on social media over the remarks, with some questioning why she chose to inflame previous tensions.
Winfrey’s March 2021 interview shows Meghan revealing that she felt suicidal at the height of her crisis in the monarchy.
Harry and Oprah later reunited in May 2021 in an Apple TV series called The Me You Can’t See: A Path Forward, which explores mental health issues.
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In the series, Harry disparages his father’s parenting skills and criticizes him for wanting his sons to endure the pressures of royal life,
He also accused his family of “complete neglect” as Meghan faced harassment on social media.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/oprah-winfrey-hopes-queens-death-will-provide-opportunity-for-peacemaking-41987724.html Oprah Winfrey hopes Queen’s death will provide ‘opportunity for peace-building’