Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey only met once before Royal Wedding

The countdown for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey has well and truly begun.

Their much-anticipated two-hour special will be the first televised interview since after their engagement in November 2017.

Much of the topic of conversation is being kept under wraps, but Harry and Meghan are expected to be open and frank about the challenges they faced as part being senior members of the Royal Family.

According to CBS, the interview will cover “everything from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure”.

You may be wondering why TV juggernaut Oprah has been given the honour of interviewing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Oprah was actually one of the A-list celebrities who attended their Royal Wedding in 2018.

Speaking after the event, the 67-year-old described it as “transformative”.

She said: “It was a cultural moment and you could not be there or watch on television and not feel that there was a shift that just happened in the middle of it. It’s bigger than them.”

But despite being invited to one of the most important events in Meghan’s life, Oprah had reportedly only met her once before attending the wedding.

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According to The Times, Oprah got in touch with Meghan through CBS, and they spoke on the phone.

After that they met up in March 2018 at Kensington Palace, when Oprah was in London, according to The Times.

However, they have since become friends, and the interview is the result of a three-year discussion between the two women.

Oprah has publicly announced her support for the couple several times, and told TMZ that she “supported them 1,000%” in their decision to depart from the Royal Family.

She told the publication: “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.”

Oprah is also friendly with Meghan mother Doria.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she spoke of the time Doria left Oprah’s house with gifts, after reports surfaced suggesting she had done this in a bid to do a tell-all interview.

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She laughed, saying: “I love the story, it was that Meghan’s Mum came to my house and she left with gifts. Do you know what the gifts were?” she told Entertainment Tonight.

“For lunch we had dessert with kumquats and she said, ‘I love kumquats and I said, ‘I have a kumquat tree, do you want some kumquats?’

“For all of the people who said I’m giving her gifts, I’m trying to bribe her for an interview, they were kumquats.”

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