Oprah Winfrey’s friend Gayle King supports Harry and Meghan’s decision to keep their royal baby birth plan private

By Zach Harper

On Thursday (April 11), Prince Harry and Duchess Meghanannounced through Buckingham Palace that they intended to keep information about Baby Sussex’s birth, including where the baby will be born, private. That’s in sharp contrast to the births of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s three children, for which the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed their plans in advance of Kate going into labour.

CBS This Morning Anchor Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey’s good friend, has spoken out in support of the couple’s decision. “I think the beauty of what Harry and Meghan can do, because it’s highly unlikely he will be king, they can really live a different kind of life,” she told ET, according to People.

“They’re still part of the royal family, they love being part of the royal family and all that comes with that, but I think it also gives them breathing room for things that aren’t traditional,” Gayle continued. “Listen, nothing about their relationship is traditional, and I think that’s a great thing.”

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Earlier this week, Oprah voiced concern about how Meghan had been portrayed by the media. “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,” she told CBS This Morning on Wednesday (April 10). “But she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart… I think it’s very unfair.”

Oprah and Prince Harry’s mental health series will debut on Apple in 2020. Photo: © Getty Images

On Thursday, Gayle told ET she agrees with Oprah: “I don’t think she’s being treated fairly, I don’t. I think she is sweet, she is loving, she is kind. She’s extremely generous with her time and her spirit, and I wish we heard more about that.”

On Wednesday, Oprah announced a poignant collaboration with Prince Harry. The two will helm a mental health series that will debut on Apple in 2020. Our sister publication HELLO! UK understands the prince has asked for donations to mental health charities in exchange for his involvement in the program, which will begin production this summer.

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