“That doesn’t make me obsessed with privacy,” she told The Cut pointedly. “That makes me a strong and good parent protecting my child.”
Meghan and Harry have always been on the same page about that, the prince saying on Armchair Expert last year about his new home, “Here, I can actually lift my head and I feel different. My shoulders have dropped, so has hers. You walk around feeling a little bit more free. I get to take Archie on the back of my bicycle. I never had the chance to do that.”
But SoCal-based family idyll aside, even Winfrey—who told Gayle King for CBS This Morning this week that she “didn’t set out to do a bombshell interview” with Meghan and Harry—hopes that all royal family rifts close sooner rather than later (or, worse yet, never).
“My father passed recently, this summer, and when all families come together for a common ceremony, the ritual of, you know, burying your dead, there’s an opportunity for peacemaking,” Winfrey told Extra on Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival. “And hopefully, there will be that.”