Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Wedding Gave Even Oprah the Feels
Media mogul and billionaire Oprah Winfrey scored the cover of British Vogue to discuss her loves, losses, and rumors she’ll run for President of the United States in 2020. Of course, it’s 2018, so naturally, the conversation diverged into talk of the royal wedding.
Oprah was one of the exclusive American guests present at the wedding. As she revealed her newfound spirituality and the power of positive thinking in our current political climate, she also disclosed how Meghan and Harry’s love affected her.
Oprah almost committed a serious fashion faux-pas
Oprah’s beige Stella McCartney dress was all ready to go. However, less than 24 hours before the wedding, she realized it would photograph too white — a cardinal sin as a wedding guest who would be viewed as trying to overshadow the bride-to-be.
“I would like to thank the Stella McCartney team for working all night long to get this dress finished,” Oprah explained in an Instagram video. “Because we had Dressgate. Wrong color! Now we got the right color. I think we’re gonna do OK. But no. Thank you so much for the detail, working all night, to the whole Stella McCartney team. Amen, amen, amen, Stella McCartney team, thank you very much!”
Stella McCartney’s team wasn’t just in charge of one billionaire’s wedding-day look; they were also responsible for Markle herself’s evening reception gown and Amal Clooney’s famous sunshine-yellow get-up. The team managed to fix Oprah’s almost-crisis in a matter of hours despite their other commitments.
She was totally touched by the royal wedding vows
Oprah revealed to British Vogue just how “up in her feels” the royal wedding left her. “It left me feeling that anything is possible through the power of love … Reverend Curry was right!” Needless to say, we expect she shed a tear when the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex told one another they took each other “to have and to hold … to love and to cherish, till death do us part.”
The moment Harry met Meghan could make even the most cynical realist tear up. “… from day one, or maybe a couple of months in, when I started to realize actually this is, I feel I know that I am in love with this girl and I hope that she is in love with me,” the prince told the BBC in their first interview as an engaged couple. “But I know at the end of the day, she chooses me and I choose her, and therefore whatever we have to tackle together or individually, it will always be us together as a team.”
Oprah also talked about her riveting Golden Globes speech
Oprah accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 2018 Golden Globes with such a rousing speech that she inspired the Twitter trend “Oprah 2020.” While she has no intentions of running for POTUS, she did reveal how she feels about the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.
“In that political structure – all the non-truths, the bullshit, the crap, the nastiness, the backhanded backroom stuff that goes on – I feel like I could not exist,” she said. “I would not be able to do it. It’s not a clean business. It would kill me.” Still, Oprah discussed the power of positive thinking in terms of our progress as a society.
“People talk about ‘these are such dark times’, but what if we shift the paradigm? Because I see it differently,” she told Vogue. “I see, ‘Isn’t this remarkable that we’re waking up?’ For years, women have endured craziness. This is what’s happening to people. They’re allowing themselves to not just become corroded, but to become hysterical. You’ve got to lean to the happiness.”
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