Oprah Winfrey Praises Meghan Markle For Keeping Baby’s Birth Private

Oprah Winfrey attends The Hollywood Reporter's Empowerment In Entertainment Event 2019 at Milk Studios on April 30, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey recently took a stand for her friend, Meghan Markle, and her decision to keep the birth of her baby private.

In an interview on Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, Winfrey said she was proud of the Duchess of Sussex’s decision.

“Oh my God! I’m so proud of her decisions,” Winfrey said.

“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?'” she continued.

Winfrey added that she was impressed with Markle’s boldness to “stand [up for] what works for her and Harry, and what is the truth for them, how they want to raise their baby.”

Winfrey also said she thought the choice could be an inspiration for women who are struggling to keep up with the pressure many women face to lose their baby weight and to please others — instead of making their own physical and mental health a top concern.

Winfrey also spoke about the duchess’s choice not to pose for photos immediately after the baby is born — a choice defying a long-standing royal tradition.

“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, adding that the decision was a “great thing.”

“And truthfully, it ain’t nobody else’s business!” Winfrey said.

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Winfrey has stood up for Markle before. Earlier this month, the former talk show host said — during an interview on CBS This Morning — that she thought the duchess was being “portrayed unfairly.” Winfrey added that, if her critics really knew Meghan, they would realize she was a wonderful person with a warm and loving heart, People reported.

The former television host attended the royal couple’s wedding in May of 2018. On her website, Oprah.com, Winfrey said that she felt emotional as she walked onto the grounds of Windsor Castle. She recalled how the wedding symbolized the possibilities that love brings, adding that no one could have been in that chapel and not felt the power of love.

Last summer, Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, visited Winfrey’s Los Angeles home. There, they bonded before the wedding. The visit fueled speculation that Winfrey was looking to get an exclusive interview with Ragland about her daughter, but Winfrey claimed the visit was just two friends hanging out, In Style reported.