Meghan Markle in ‘contact with Oprah’ over ‘damage control’ interview

Meghan and Prince Harry previously sat down with Ms Winfrey for a bombshell interview that aired in March 2021

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Meghan Markle is reportedly “in contact” with Oprah Winfrey about sitting down for a “damage control” interview with the American host.

Meghan and Harry sat down with Ms Winfrey for a wide-ranging interview that aired in 2021.

During the interview, the couple, who stepped back from their roles as working royals in 2020, made claims of racism against an unnamed member of the Royal Family.

And now, Meghan could be set for a second bombshell interview following the release of the Palace Papers, a newly-released book written by former Vanity Fair editor Tino Brown.

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Meghan Markle
Meghan and Prince Harry sat down with Oprah for a bombshell interview that aired last year
Meghan and Prince Harry sat down with Oprah for a bombshell interview that aired last year

Within the book, Ms Brown speaks to several royal contacts about the couple, something which has reportedly “really gotten under Meghan’s skin”.

A source told Heat magazine: "These latest claims have really got under Meghan’s skin. She’s told her team that something needs to be done.

“She’s so sick of the negative headlines and she’s desperate to come out fighting with some major damage control.

"Meghan feels as though doing another chat with Oprah is the best way to change the narrative and counter all the negative claims she’s read about herself recently.

“She’s been in contact with Oprah’s people already.”

Meghan reportedly wants to specifically speak about the Sussexes' visit to Australia and the Pacific back in 2018.

In the new book, Ms Brown claims Meghan “apparently hated every second of it".

She added: "She found the itinerary of engagements 'pointless', a former palace employee told me. She didn’t understand why things were set up in that way.”

Meghan and Harry's first interview with Oprah caused shockwaves around the world, after it first aired on CBS in 2021.