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Oprah Winfrey Defends Duchess Meghan Markle

Updated on April 11, 2019
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Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes articles about the royals, especially Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Oprah Winfrey and Meghan Markle
Oprah Winfrey and Meghan Markle | Source

Some people have spoken negatively about Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex since she started dating Prince Harry in 2016. The nasty remarks continued through her engagement, wedding and as she is expecting to give birth to a baby in a few weeks.

It seems as if the negative comments will never stop. Almost everything the 37-year-old mom-to-be does, says, or wears is scrutinized.

Several people have spoken out in her defense on many occasions. The most recent person to do is television personality Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Stands Up for the Duchess of Sussex

On Wednesday, April 10, Oprah appeared on CBS This Morning where her best friend Gayle King is one of the anchors. Oprah did not beat around the bush. She came right out and said the royal mother-to-be is being treated unfairly.

The television icon added that she believes that if people really knew the Duchess of Sussex, they would know that she is a wonderful person with a loving heart. Oprah said her royal friend is being graceful in her position as the wife of Prince Harry.

The successful 65-year-old media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist concluded that she thinks it is a good thing that Meghan doesn't read everything that is said about her in the tabloids and on social media.

Gayle agreed with Oprah that Meghan is very kind, and she doesn't deserve the bad comments she is receiving.

Now haters against the Duchess of Sussex are attacking Oprah Winfrey for defending her.

Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry
Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry | Source

Oprah's Relationship with Meghan

Winfrey attended Prince Harry and Meghan's royal wedding on May 19, 2018. She also attended Meghan's first baby shower that was held in New York City at the end of February.

Oprah is very much involved with the royal couple. She is working with Prince Harry on a mental health series that will launch on Apple next year. Not only is Oprah friendly with Prince Harry and Meghan, she also has a friendship with Meghan's mother Doria Ragland.

Others Have Defended Meghan

Oprah is not the only one coming to Meghan’s defense. Five of Meghan's close friends kept silent for nearly two years. Back in February, those in the Duchess of Sussex's inner circle told PEOPLE they were standing up against the global bullying of their friend.

Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney have become close with Meghan since her marriage to Prince Harry. George publicly defended her back in February at the height of criticisms.

The actor told Australia's Who magazine that the media is chasing the Duchess of Sussex everywhere she goes. He pointed out that she has been pursued and vilified during the final stage of her pregnancy. He added that history is repeating itself because the media did the same thing to Princess Diana.

George Clooney, friend of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle
George Clooney, friend of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle | Source

Long List of Negative Comments

Throughout her pregnancy, the Duchess of Sussex has been the target of cruel media reports. Many of them are untrue.

  • Meghan has been accused of behaving badly towards three of her palace aides that caused them to quit.
  • Some people blame the Duchess of Sussex for the unhealthy relationship with her father Thomas Markle and half-sister Samantha Markle.
  • Rumors spread that she and her sister-in-law Kate Middleton do not get along, and that is the reason Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have moved to Frogmore Cottage.
  • She has also been the target of numerous racist comments on the royal family's social media accounts.
  • Some people join Facebook groups just so they can criticize Meghan.
  • In spite of seeing Meghan's growing belly, some people have posted that the Duchess is not really pregnant and is using a surrogate to have a baby for her and Prince Harry.
  • Some folks are saying the Duchess of Sussex was pregnant before she got married even though she has already been married since last May which was 10 months ago, and there is no baby yet.

According to CNN, Meghan has said she stays off of social media to avoid reading negative comments about her. Meghan has been targeted with an increase in racist online abuse. Because of the rise in unfair remarks about the Duchess of Sussex, the British Royal Family is monitoring its social media accounts.

On April 2 the Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched their own Instagram account @SussexRoyal. Before then, their news and activities were posted on Kensington Palace's account @KensingtonRoyal. Other members of the royal family also have their own accounts.

Do you think the negative comments about Meghan Markle will ever stop?

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      Benjamin Akoto 

      6 months ago

      Even our Lord Jesus Christ was humiliated till on the cross and after His death.

      So l don't think those haters will ever shut up their dirty mouths until they're silenced by death.

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      Lynne Gardner 

      6 months ago

      There are always hateful people who build themselves up by tearing others down.

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      Louise Powles 

      6 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I like to think the negative comments will stop. Personally, I like her.

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      inger.reijonen@luukku.com 

      6 months ago

      There will sadly enough allways be jealous and negative people who don´t understand that they only hurt themself by showing their own jealous minds.

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      Rita 

      6 months ago

      Haters will always hate. I’m sure the next Tsunami will be blamed on her. Harry had a choice of women

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      Landy Andrade 

      6 months ago

      Is totally unfair the way some people choose to make these negative comments about Meghan The Duchess of Sussex. If they knew Her they would see, and understand how brilliant and wonderful person she is. Prince Harry adores Her and they are very happy at their wedding. I'm happy that Oprah knows Meghan well and speak on Her behalf, Duchess defense obviously, Meghan Markle is too grand to pay attention to these bitterness, petty, none sense stuff...

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      Ellison Hartley 

      6 months ago from Maryland, USA

      I think it is great that Oprah spoke up in her defense, and it's awful that now she is being attacked. Whatever happened to treat others as you would want to be treated!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 months ago

      When one is in the limelight it is wearing on the individual. The duchess is a beautiful lady.

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      Margaret Minnicks 

      6 months ago from Richmond, VA

      Dr. Yvonne Kaye and Sandra, thanks for reading my article and commenting on it.

      Since Oprah Winfrey spoke out in defense of the Duchess of Sussex, now she is being attacked. Will it ever end?

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      sandra 

      6 months ago

      They should stop saying harsh things about

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      Dr. Yvonne Kaye. 

      6 months ago

      I am a Brit who lives in the States. I don't listen to anyone about the Duchess other than my family who live in the UK and know what they see over there. She is loved and respected. There are Brit facebook pages who vilify the Duchess. These will not stop as they have nothing better to do. We all know the gutter press in the UK surpasses all others and those who believe it, always will. I wish Harry and Meghan joy and long lasting love. He and I have the same birthday so that is my delight!!!!! I believe Diana would have loved both her daughters in law. they are beautiful women and of course, Diana's two 'boys' are great assets to the Royal Family and therefore, are loved by the Brits (or most of them).

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