Gayle King reveals Oprah Winfrey cut short her interview after asking her to
Eyes were on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as the couple reunited with Queen Elizabeth’s brother, Prince William, and his wife Kate Middleton in England over the weekend following the death of Queen Elizabeth. As coverage of the changing event continues, Oprah Winfrey looks back on her bombastic interview with the ‘Suits’ actress, in which she made allegations of racism towards the royal family. Nevertheless, she guards against becoming too loud.
King Charles III revealed that many are hoping for a reconciliation between family members. During an interview with my best friend Gayle KingWinfrey responded cautiously when asked about the subject, telling the CBS Morning host, “I don’t get into people’s family business, and I certainly…”
She continued, “You know, anyone who has experienced some challenges in their family with in-laws or brothers or sisters knows how difficult some of those situations can be. I’m sure it’s no different for the royal family. And nobody consults me about their family business, so I try to stay out of people’s family businesses.”
King revealed on the CBS morning show that Winfrey soon ended the interview, which was originally slated to center around Winfrey’s film “Sidney,” a documentary about acting legend Sidney Poitier, after being asked about the royals.
“After that, Oprah says, ‘And, Gayle, that’s the end of this interview,'” King said, implying that it wasn’t meant to be malicious.
Markle’s relationship with her in-laws was further tarnished following her lengthy interview with the legendary TV host. In 2020, the couple shocked the world when they announced they were stepping down “as ‘senior’ members” of the British royal family – now with the infamous title Megxit.
Sitting down with Winfrey, Markle claimed that before his birth in May 2019, there were “concerns and conversations” between members of the royal family about the skin color of her and her husband’s son, Archie.
When Winfrey asked if there was concern about the possibility that her son “could be too brown and that would be a problem,” Markle replied, “I couldn’t see why, but if that’s the assumption you’re making, I think that feels pretty safe.”
Markle and Prince Harry clarified that neither she nor her husband were involved in those conversations, nor would the star reveal the people who made the remarks. Prince Harry also stated that neither his grandmother nor the late Prince Philip had expressed these concerns.
https://atlantablackstar.com/2022/09/13/that-is-the-end-gayle-king-reveals-that-oprah-winfrey-shut-down-their-interview-after-she-asked-her-this/ Gayle King reveals Oprah Winfrey cut short her interview after asking her to