Oprah Winfrey says she backs Meghan and Harry's exit from royal family '1000%'
Talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, has asserted that she supports the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's exit from the royal family "1,000 per cent".
Speaking to TMZ, Winfrey said that the couple's decision to "move forward in peace" had been made after "months" of consideration. The 65-year-old made the comments while out in New York City with Gayle King.
"I support them 1,000 percent," she told the publication.
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“You know why I support them? I support them because I believe, when you have thought about this as long as they have — and even in the Queen’s statement [she] says, 'This has been going on for months,' these discussions have been going on for months — and when Harry said in that charity statement the other day [that] he had to make the decision to move forward in peace with his new family," she continued.
"Who doesn’t feel what that takes to make that decision - to give up everything you’ve known your whole life; to say 'I’m going to choose this new life or what I believe to be the truest vision for myself'?"
King added that Meghan and Harry "didn’t make the decision in a vacuum".
"There were a lot of conversations. That’s why I thought it was very unfair to say the Queen was blindsided," she corroborated. "Even the Queen’s own statement said these conversations have been going on for months."