Oprah Winfrey in a recent interview has shared her views on the criticism Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have received for requesting privacy while they continue to open up about their lives in television shows and podcasts.
For the past few months, Harry and Meghan have been particularly vocal about their lives as members of the British royal family. In March, they made claims of Meghan facing racism as she is half black. In a recent podcast episode, Harry also criticised his father’s parenting and accused his family of turning a blind eye to pleas for help against public criticism in his series ‘The Me You Can’t See’.
During an interview with Today, Oprah was asked about the privacy criticism that Harry and Meghan have been subjected to, to which Winfrey explained what the couple exactly meant by ‘privacy’. She told, “So I think being able to have a life that you are not intruded upon by photographers or people flying overhead or invading your life is what every person wants and deserves, is to not to be intruded and invaded upon.” This is what Oprah feels Harry and Meghan asked for when they said, “they wanted privacy.”
“That’s what people are missing. Privacy doesn’t mean silence.”
Winfrey also mentioned that the former royal couple isn’t looking back after the views they had shared during her interview in March.
“They have not shared any regrets with me,” Winfrey said. “I understood what had happened to them, and I wanted the rest of the world to come away being able to answer the question, ‘Why did they leave?’ And I think by the time that interview was done, people understood.”