Oprah Winfrey defends 'truthful' Meghan Markle interview claims and discusses ‘surprise’ bombshell

Oprah Winfrey defends 'truthful' Meghan Markle interview claims and discusses ‘surprise’ bombshell

OPRAH WINFREY has come out in defence of Meghan Markle and the claims she made against the Royal Family during a tell-all interview with the US talk show host. 

Winfrey insisted the former Duchess of Sussex was “truthful” during the explosive chat though expressed some surprise at the impact her “racist” claims had had. 

During the interview back in March, Markle revealed how her time working as a royal in the public glare of the media had left her feeling suicidal while pregnant with her son Archie. 

She also claimed one member of the Royal Family had quizzed Prince Harry about what colour of skin his unborn son would be born with. 

Harry, meanwhile, spoke of feeling “trapped” within the Royal Family along with his dad and brother. 

Speaking on Nancy O'Dell's TalkShopLive show, Winfrey expressed surprise at the impact of the interview while backing up the claims made by Harry and Meghan. 

"I had no idea that it would have the reverberating impact that it has had and continues to have. I did a lot of preparation for that,” she said. 

"Our shared intention was the truth. They wanted to be able to tell their story and tell it in such a way that allowed them to be as truthful as possible." 

Even so, the seasoned TV host said she had been left “surprised” by how open the couple had been. 

She also recalled her reaction to the claims of racism from a senior Royal as: "What? You’re going there? You’re going all the way there." 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. Image: CBS

Winfrey went on to say she sent texts to both Prince Harry and Markle prior to the interview to ensure they "align their goal" ahead of the chat and understand the "shared intention was the truth."  

The comments come a week after Prince Harry reunited with his fellow Royals for the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, who passed away age 99 on April 9th. 

Winfrey has gone on the record as saying Philip was not the senior royal referred to in the interview.