Gayle King has shared her joy that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are continuing their ‘fairy tale’ with their son Archie — while denying reports that her best friend Oprah Winfrey helped orchestrate their stay at Tyler Perry’s mansion in Los Angeles.
In celebration of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s two-year anniversary, the CBS This Morning host reflected on their historic wedding as well as their relocation from England to Los Angeles after they stepped back from their royal duties.
‘They’ve got a little baby, Archie, they’re living in the United States, and I think the fairy tale continues for them and it just makes me happy,’ Gayle, 65, told Entertainment Tonight.
Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, have been staying at Tyler Perry’s $18 million mansion in the ultra-exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates guard-gated community since they left Canada in March.
It was reported that Oprah had arranged for the couple to live in the actor’s home, but Gayle has insisted that’s not the case.
‘Oprah didn’t hook that up. Harry and Meghan know people,’ she said. ‘Tyler knows people. Oprah knows people but she did not make that connection for Harry and Meghan to live in Tyler’s house.’
While Oprah didn’t hook them up with a house, she has made sure that their son Archie has quality reading material.
The media mogul was the one who gifted Archie the children’s book Duck! Rabbit! Meghan was seen reading him the story in a video that was shared in celebration of his first birthday earlier this month.
Oprah was among the A-list guests who attended Harry and Meghan’s wedding in Windsor, England, in 2018, while Gayle was there to cover the event.
‘I’ll never forget it either. The weather was perfect, she was gorgeous, they drove right by us on that balcony, we could see them, “Hey, Harry and Meghan!”‘ she recalled. ‘We had a great shot to see them.’
Gayle, who later attended Meghan’s baby shower in New York, also reflected on the cultural impact of the wedding and having an interracial couple in the royal family.
‘It was interesting that people came from all over the world, certainly the United States, for two people that they had never met and probably, let’s be honest, will never meet,’ she said. ‘But everybody was so excited about the story and for the two of them and for what was to come.
‘It really was, you know, here is Meghan Markle who we know — American number one, biracial number two, and falling in love.’
‘We all as little girls dream of, one day my prince will come,’ she added. ‘Well, for her he really did come, he really did come and that was very exciting for all of us.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Erica Tempesta