The media mogul appeared on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday to talk about her new partnership with Prince Harry, but she also spoke to co-anchor and best friend Gayle King about the Duchess of Sussex.
“I think she’s being portrayed unfairly,” Winfrey said of Markle. “I feel that if people really knew her, they would know that she is not only everything you perceive her as being ― graceful and dynamic in holding that position ― but that she just has a wonderful warm, giving, funny heart.
She added: “I see all the crazy press around her, and I think it’s really unfair.”
King, who attended Markle’s star-studded baby shower in New York City, added that the duchess is “very kind.”
“She doesn’t seem to buy into [bad press] though,” King said.
Markle hasn’t personally seen any of the trashy coverage, according to Oprah.
“She does not read anything, and I think that’s remarkable,” she said.
George Clooney, who is also close friends with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has previously spoken out on the way the some of the press has treated Meghan, who is expecting her first child within weeks.
“She’s a woman who is seven months pregnant and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and it’s history repeating itself,” Clooney added, ominously warning: “We’ve seen how that ends.”
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