On March 8, he went down in history for the broadcast of the interview he conducted with Meghan Markle and the prince harry the almighty Oprah Winfrey, who has now spoken openly about the details of it and about his own reaction to certain statements that he did not count on as the accusations of racism within the British royal house, something that Prince William would later explicitly deny.
“I had no idea that this meeting would reverberate the way it did,” he said.67-year-old presenter, and that the claim of the interview was that “they were allowed to be as sincere as possible.”
This interview was aired in difficult circumstances to los Windsor, since the prince philip He was hospitalized as a result of a heart condition, which led to surgery a month later.
It was precisely during the funeral of the duke of edinburgh where we could see the two sons of the Prince carlos, after the minor had said during the interview that their relationship was distant at the moment.
Oprah has reflected on the interview on the Nancy O’Dell channel, where she promoted her new book, ‘What Happened To You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing.’ and stated that although she had prepared for the interview and the consequences of it, she admitted that she was not prepared for statements of the magnitude of those made by the Sussexes. Especially those related to the doubts that some member of the English royal house raised about the skin color that his son Archie would have.
At that time, as will be remembered, Oprah Winfrey’s jaw dropped. An image, by the way, that gave rise to countless memes that went viral on social networks. Because although the presenter had sent some text messages before the interview with them, she was not aware of their intentions.
“When I go to interview someone who is so significant, I have a conversation with him before. I didn’t see Harry and Meghan before, but I did send them some messages to tell them that the intention is very important to me and to tell me what the intention was. theirs, so that we could align ourselves around that goal. And our shared intention was the truth. They intended to tell their story and tell it in a way that allows them to be as honest as possible. ”
And Winfrey explained why in her opinion the interview had such an impact: “The reason it was such a powerful interview, first of all, because I know how to ask, and you, Nancy, we all know how to do our job, but what What makes it powerful is having someone who is willing to be as open, vulnerable and sincere as they were. ”
“I do not give myself any credit for that. I give myself credit for asking the questions, but the reason for the interview was what it was, it was because they answered the way they did,” he stressed.
Another key to the success of the interview was discretion: “It was really important to me that what was said for everyone to hear had not been leaked and misinterpreted before the interview was broadcast.”
For that purpose, Oprah issued a warning to all parties involved: “I remember that when we finished the interview, which lasted three hours and twenty minutes, I think, I got up and said to the team, ‘we all know what has been said here and how important it is to have the trust of the people who have shared all this, so I wish none of you shared with anyone what happened here. And no one did. ”
There was also a strategy designed between the chain, CBS, and she: “We were making clips public to CBS in such a way that nothing that was shown could be exploited. I put a lot of time and energy on my part in that regard.”
The Susses also spoke of Meghan’s fight against depression and even Meghan admitted that she “did not want to stay alive”, of how Prince Charles did not pick up her son’s phone, of how Kate Middleton, according to her sister-in-law’s version, made him cry before the wedding. Issues that raised the tension between both parts of the family, whose turning point may have been precisely the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral