Cape Town - Oprah Winfrey is fully behind Meghan and Harry following their own path.
The 65-year-old talk show host has expressed her support for the Sussexes’ decision to step back as senior royals.
While out in New York with longtime gal pal Gayle King, the Queen of Talk told TMZ that she had nothing but respect for the Duke and Duchess’ plan to step back from the royal family and forge their own path.
"I support them 1000%," said Oprah, explaining that she believes they’d thought about this for a long time.
"Even in the Queen’s statement [she] says, ‘This has been going on for months,’ these discussions have been going on for months," Oprah said.
"When Harry said in that [Sentebale] charity statement the other day that he had to make the decision to move forward in peace with his new family, who doesn’t feel what that takes to make that decision to give up everything you’ve known your whole life, to say I’m going to choose this new life."
Oprah has condemned negative criticism of the couple’s decision, People reports.
"Who are any of us to stand in judgment of that? He did what he needed to do for his family. I don’t think anybody has any right to say anything," she said.
"Harry didn't make that decision in a vacuum," Gayle added. "There were a lot of conversations."
Both Oprah and Gayle have grown close with the royal couple over the past few years, Daily Mail reported.
It was confirmed in 2019 that Harry has teamed up with Oprah, who was at his wedding, on a new Apple TV Plus series highlighting mental health.