Oprah spills all the details about meeting with Meghan Markle's mum, Doria

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


While many people were baffled by Oprah’s pride of place position at the royal wedding last month, the TV star has now explained why she was there.

It turns out the 64-year-old legendary talk show host is very friendly with Meghan Markle’s mum, Doria Ragland, and even met with her three weeks before the big day to hang out and practice yoga.

Speaking at the premiere of her new TV series, Love Is In Los Angeles, the star slammed reports that she was trying to butter Doria up so she could get access to her for an exclusive interview about the royals.

Oprah has spoken about meeting with Meghan Markle’s mum, Doria, before the royal wedding. Photo: Getty Images

Back in April, Doria was pictured leaving Oprah’s mansion with a basket and a bag, with many people at the time wondering if the TV star had given the new royal mum gifts during the visit.

However, Oprah said Doria was actually carrying a yoga mat and a basket of lunch, after the pair spent the day nattering and working out.

“She said, ‘I love kumquats,’ and I said, ‘I have a kumquat tree! You want some kumquats?’ So it was a basket of kumquats, people,” Oprah told ET.

Oprah met with Doria three weeks before the wedding. Here she is pictured at the nuptials of her daughter, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry. Photo: Getty Image

Speaking about the Windsor Castle nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Oprah said she felt that it was ‘more than a wedding’ and called it a ‘cultural moment’.

“And you could not be there or watching on television… and not feel that there was a shift that just happened in the middle of it,” she said.

“I think it’s bigger than them and I think it bodes well for hope for all of us.”

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