It’s not like Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s decision to opt out of The House of Windsor was ever going to result in them retiring to become a couple of poor ass normals. Of course they busted out the calculator to do some quick math and made sure their LinkedIn profiles were looking tight before pulling the trigger. Page Six says they also consulted Oprah Winfrey before throwing a cherry bomb in The Queen’s personal toilet (cue Prince Andrew fuming “but that’s my trick!”). If you had aunty Oprah’s personal phone number, wouldn’t you? However, according to People, Oprah disputes that story and says Harry and Meghan don’t need her help. But they probably got some anyway. And will probably get even more help from their rich and famous friends.
According to Page Six, Meghan and Harry consulted Oprah on all things “Sussex Royal,” which is their trademarked brand.
Harry and Meghan have trademarked “Sussex Royal” as a brand on more than 100 properties in the UK, including clothing, stationery, photographs and educational and charitable endeavors — with predicted revenue of over $500 million.
It seems Page Six had also reported that Oprah was one of the first calls they made. According to People:
Winfrey made headlines on Thursday after Page Six published a report claiming that the media mogul, 65, was one of the first people Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, leaned on regarding advice on “breaking free.” The report also claims that Winfrey encouraged the couple to move to America and build their own brand.
Page Six has since amended their reporting to reflect the terrifying call they probably got from Oprah’s people. Oprah isn’t trying to get blamed for this shit! (via People)
Oprah Winfrey is speaking out amid a report that she advised Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their shocking move to step back as senior members of the Royal Family.
“Meghan and Harry do not need my help figuring out what’s best for them,” Winfrey, who famously attended the couple’s wedding in May 2018, tells PEOPLE.
“I care about them both and support whatever decisions they make for their family.”
Sure they don’t “need” it, but I’m sure they got it anyway. And it probably won’t just be Oprah’s Midas touch tickling their Sussixes. Page Six reports:
They’ve gathered a coterie of powerful US players, including the Obamas, George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, James Corden and Meghan’s designer pal Misha Nonoo, whose new husband, oil heir Michael Hess, has offered them a place to stay in one of the family’s three homes in the gated Malibu Colony — dubbed “Billionaire’s Beach” — we are told, although they are expected to make Canada their main base.
Personally, I think they should pitch a reboot The Simple Life. I know they didn’t ask for my advice, but I come cheap, and unlike Oprah, I’ll take full responsibility should it anger The Crown.