Baby Sussex is now on the scene and that means he’s going to be getting a whole lot of presents from his parents’ famous friends—including Oprah. And if Oprah is known for anything (other than genuinely being a fantastic human being), it’s her unparalleled gifting abilities—ever heard of Oprah’s Favourite Things List??—so we’re sure she’s going to spoil His Royal Highness like only she can. In fact, she revealed to Access Hollywood that she’ll be giving Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan her “go-to” baby gift for the little one.
“I don’t know the baby’s name or the baby’s gender, but this baby will have enough books to last a lifetime,” she said last week. The reveal was pretty vague, but Mindy Kaling‘s experience sheds a little light on the whole situation. After Mindy worked with Oprah on A Wrinkle in Time and the actress received a rather elaborate present from the media mogul for the birth of her daughter Katherine.
“Two men are going to be coming to your house, they said, with a U-Haul truck,”Kaling recalled her assistant telling her. “All you want in life is to hear that two men in a U-Haul truck are coming to your house because Oprah sent them. I was supposed to go to work that day (but I was like), I gotta be here.
“They arrived with a hand-carved bookcase, prettier than any professional dollhouse you had ever seen that contained a hundred of the classic essential books in children’s literature,” Mindy shared. “And I held my baby up to it and I said, ‘Did you see what Miss Winfrey did for you?'”
That wasn’t all. Each of the books were personalized with “Katherine’s Book Club”—a nod to Winfrey’s own book club. Oprah admitted during the same interview that the book shelf was meant to look like the tree house where Kaling’s character lives in A Wrinkle in Time but, “it wasn’t as perfect as I wanted it to be.”
“Now it only looks like a beautiful castle,” Kaling joked. “It’s the most amazing gift.”
Oprah may turn out to be a pretty big part of Baby Sussex’s life since she and Prince Harry are set to produce a mental health series for Apple TV together. She also attended Meghan and Harry’s wedding last May and has said she’s “so proud” of the decisions Meghan has made regarding the babe and her privacy.