‘She’s being portrayed unfairly’: Oprah Winfrey opens up about Duchess Meghan in the limelight

By Meaghan Wray

The Duchess of Sussex can count Oprah Winfrey as another of her many supporters. The talk show host announced her poignant collaboration with Prince Harry and Apple on Wednesday (April 10), and she also opened up about Meghan’s “unfair portrayal” in the media.

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The 65-year-old dropped in to CBS This Morning to discuss the mental health-related project – which begins production this summer – and spoke out for her royal friend. “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,” Oprah said. “But she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart... I think it’s very unfair.”

Harry and Meghan attended the 50th anniversary of Prince Charles's investiture on March 5. Photo: © Getty Images

Oprah isn’t the only one who feels this way. In February, Meghan and Harry’s close friend George Clooney – who attended their wedding with wife Amal – also voiced concern about the way the media has treated the duchess.

“They’re just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she’s been pursued and vilified,” the father of two told reporters, according to Who magazine.

“She’s a woman who is seven months pregnant and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and it’s history repeating itself... We’ve seen how that ends,” he said, alluding to the fatal car crash that killed Prince Harry’s mother in 1997. Princess Diana's driver was attempting to escape paparazzi at the time.

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Celebrated Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney, who is one of Meghan’s best friends, also recently had a thing or two to say about gossip columns and tabloids.

“It’s not journalism. There’s no truth to it. [If] they decide they want to ruin somebody, they just will,” she told Harper's Bazaar during her beautiful cover shoot for their March 2019 issue. “It comes with the territory. There are so many benefits to certain things, but then also a lot of negativity that you have to deal with at the same time... You have to stay positive.”

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