A report has emerged that popular American TV host, Oprah Winfrey was the first person that advised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to break away from the British royals and follow their path.
The TV queen who attended the couple’s wedding and is also close to Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland reportedly discussed their “declaration of independence” and encouraged them to consider making a living in North America by building their powerful brand.
It was gathered that the couple has trademarked “Sussex Royal” as a brand on more than 100 properties in the UK, including clothing, stationery, photographs and educational and charitable endeavours with a predicted revenue of over $500 million.
They’ve also gathered influential celebrities which include US players, including the Obamas, George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, James Corden and Meghan’s designer pal Misha Nonoo, whose new husband, oil heir Michael Hess, has offered them a place to stay in one of the family’s three homes in the gated Malibu Colony dubbed “Billionaire’s Beach”.
According to a source, the media entrepreneur was the first person to talk to Harry and Meghan about breaking free and doing their own thing, by building on their own brand.
“She made them realise it was possible.” a source said. However, there is yet comment from Operas over the report.
Harry and Oprah had a collaboration on a mental-health series produced for Apple TV+ that will be aired later this year. It is believed the duo had “frank conversations” about the turmoil he and Meghan have faced in the spotlight.
Harry had in an astonishing interview revealed he thinks about the fate of his mother, Princess Diana, “every single time I see a camera every time I see a flash.”
With the announcement made, Harry, who is close to former US President Barack Obama, could follow a similar after-presidency career path, involving philanthropy, speeches, book deals and documentaries.