“To be able to stand up and say, ‘This is what I really want for my baby and my family and now I’m going to do it a different way’ when it’s been done that way for a thousand years? I’m just so proud of her,” Winfrey recently told “Entertainment Tonight,” adding that she’s impressed with Markle’s ability to “stand (up for) what works for her and Harry.”
Last month, Buckingham Palace issued a statement announcing the couple would keep their baby’s birth “private” for a while before announcing the news to the public, marking a major shift from the media hoopla that surrounded the arrival of previous royal babies.
In the past, Duchess Kate and Princess Diana stood on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, cradling their new babies within roughly 24 hours of delivery. When Kate gave birth to Prince Louis, her third child, last April, she was camera-ready within eight hours.
“Who is ready to walk out and stand before the world and put that face on, you know, a day after you’ve had a baby?” Winfrey said. “So I think for (Meghan and Harry) – I’m sure it was a mutual decision for the two of them – I think it’s a great thing.”
“And truthfully, it ain’t nobody else’s business,” she concluded.
Last month, Winfrey said Meghan was being “portrayed unfairly” and defended her against rumors she was at odds with sister-in-law Kate and made demands of her staff before the sun came up.
“I feel that if people really knew her, they would know that she is not only everything we perceive of her as being graceful and dynamic in holding that position, but she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart,” Winfrey continued. “I see all the crazy press around her and I think it’s very unfair.”
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