Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Stopped by Oprah’s House and Cue the Interview Rumors

TL; DR:

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted driving to Oprah’s home in Montecito, California. 
  • They reportedly stayed there for an hour.
  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s visit has since sparked rumors of a second Oprah interview.

Could another Oprah interview be in the future for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? A June 2022 visit the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made to the media mogul’s home has sparked rumors about another sit-down interview. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seen driving to Oprah’s Montecito home in June 2022

So far the summer of 2022 has been a busy one for Meghan and Harry. Already they’ve traveled to the UK for Platinum Jubilee weekend and celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Additionally, they’ve attended, or participated in, multiple polo matches.

Since returning to their home in Montecito, California, after celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, they’ve remained largely out of the spotlight. 

However, it seems that might change. Over the weekend of June 24-26, 2022, Daily Mail published photos of the couple, along with Meghan’s friend, actor Janina Gavankar, and security, going to Oprah’s Montecito home. “Is another royal tell-all in the works?” an accompanying headline read.

Images from the outlet show Harry, 37, driving a Range Rover wearing a baseball and sunglasses with Gavankar in the passenger seat and Meghan in the back. Meanwhile, another car with personal security trailed closely behind them. 

Daily Mail reported “sources” said the three of them spent about an hour at Oprah’s sprawling home before making the five-minute drive back to Harry and Meghan’s.  

The Oprah visit has since sparked rumors of another interview

Reactions to Harry and Meghan’s Oprah visit varied on Twitter. Some called out the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for potentially doing another interview. 

Others commented it could’ve simply been a social visit. “I hope Oprah enjoys the fresh farm eggs from Meghan & Harry,” one person replied with a red heart emoji. 

Others chimed in with similar comments. “It could be that they were invited over for a meal,” one Twitter user replied. “Good for them!” exclaimed another. “It’s wonderful to have good neighbors & friends!” Another called it a casual visit with friends “on a lazy afternoon.”

Others guessed it might be an exclusive on Platinum Jubilee weekend with others suggesting another tell-all interview. “Hopefully just a social visit but sadly they do have form,” one person replied. 

Additionally, some wondered why Meghan and Harry didn’t walk or bike to Oprah’s considering they live nearby. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have close ties to Oprah

Oprah Winfrey, who had a visit from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in June 2022, smiles and waves at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding
Oprah Winfrey | Ian West/AFP via Getty Images

Oprah was among the celebrity guests at Harry and Meghan’s 2018 royal wedding. Per The Mercury News, author Tina Brown wrote in her book, The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor, the Truth and the Turmoil,” the couple wasn’t actually very close with her at the time.

A-listers, such as Oprah and George and Amal Clooney, “were a portrait not of Meghan’s intimate circle but of the friends she most wanted to recruit,” Brown said. 

Since the royal wedding, Meghan and Harry’s ties to Oprah have expanded. Harry worked with Oprah to produce The Me You Can’t See, a mental health series on Apple TV+. Oprah even interviewed Harry in a one-on-one interview about his own experience in therapy. And, of course, Harry and Meghan sat down with Oprah in 2021 for a bombshell interview in the wake of their exit from royal life. 

So, as the Daily Mail — and some Twitter users — suggested, Harry and Meghan’s Oprah visit might be a sign of another interview to come. Or, as others pointed out, it may have been purely a social visit. 

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