We’re only a few days away from the highly anticipated royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on May 19 and while right now it’s all flowers, giant cakes, and guesses on Markle’s wedding dress, it wasn’t that long ago that the American actress was being targeted with racially-charged abusive messages. Now it appears that Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, may be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview about the abuse her daughter has suffered. America has their own Queen and it’s Oprah.
According to the UK publication The Mirror, Ragland met with Winfrey at the TV mogul’s mansion in Los Angeles earlier this month. Ragland, who also lives in LA and works as a yoga instructor, was reportedly at Winfrey’s home for six hours, where the pair discussed a possible tell-all interview about the impact Markle’s relationship with Prince Harry has had on the former Suits star and her family, focusing on the racist abuse Markle has suffered since the pair went public.
It’s unclear whether the interview will air ahead of the couple’s May 19 wedding or after, but The Mirror is reporting that before Doria and Oprah put anything on tape, they would need permission from Markle, Prince Harry and Buckingham Palace.
The abuse hurled at Markle was so bad that early in the pair’s relationship, Prince Harry broke protocol and spoke out publicly. In November 2016, Prince Harry issued an official statement asking that the harassment against Markle, as well as her mother and Markle’s ex-boyfriend, be stopped immediately, noting that many of the negative stories about Markle had racial undertones.
Just this past February, a letter and package containing a white substance was sent to the couple at St. James’s Palace. Police described the occurrence as a racist hate crime.
Neither the palace nor Winfrey have confirmed the interview yet, but if they do, you can bet we’ll be setting our DVRs. The palace did confirm this past Friday that Markle will be escorted to St. George’s Chapel by her mother, Doria, and walked down the aisle by her father, Thomas Markle Jr.