The Queen of Daytime TV said that the American princess ‘is not only everything that we perceive of her as being – graceful and dynamic in holding that position – but she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart.’
Host Gayle King, who is also a new friend of Markle and attended her baby shower in New York City last month, jumped in to add: ‘She’s very kind. She doesn’t seem to buy into [her bad press] though.’
Oprah then revealed that Markle does not read any of her press, before going on to speak about working with Prince Harry on a new docuseries for Apple about mental health.
‘She actually does not read anything, which I find, you know remarkable,’ said Oprah.
‘I think that’s remarkable in spite of all that’s going on, she doesn’t read anything.’
Oprah said that she has been spending a great deal of time in London recently as she works with Prince Harry on their new series.
Speaking about how it came together, she said: ‘I asked the question what do you think are the most important issues facing the world right now, and he said there are two. He said climate change and mental wellness, mental fitness and mental health.’
‘As you know, he’s spoken about his own issues and what he went through after his mother died and how being able to talk about it has benefited him,” Oprah said.
‘So it’s a passion of his and, at the end of the conversation, I said, “Oh, I’m going to be doing this thing with Apple. It’s a big concern of mine too and I want to try to erase the stigma.”
‘And he said at the end of the conversation, “If there’s anything I can do to help…”‘
That is when Oprah said she pitched the idea of Harry coming on to help build the series, and the TV titan said he has been incredibly involved in the project ever since.
‘He’s co-creating and executive producing,’ she said. ‘We’ve had several meetings, secret meetings in London. I’ve flown there with the crew, sitting in sessions, talking about the directions we’re going to take.’