Oprah Winfrey hopes Queen Elizabeth II’s death is an ‘opportunity for peacemaking’ for Meghan and Harry

Oprah Winfrey says she "hopes there will be" peace made within the Royal Family

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Oprah Winfrey has said she hopes Queen Elizabeth II’s death is an “opportunity for peacemaking” for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior royals in 2020 before moving to the US to live.

The pair have since sat down for an interview with Ms Winfrey where they made allegations of racism against an unnamed member of the Royal Family.

But following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Ms Winfrey believes there is an “opportunity for peacemaking” within the Royal Family.

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey sat down with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in 2021
Oprah Winfrey sat down with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in 2021

Ms Winfrey said: “I think in all families - you know, my father passed recently, this summer - and when all families come together for a common ceremony, the ritual of, you know, burying your dead, there’s an opportunity for peacemaking.

“Hopefully, there will be that,” she told Extra.

On Saturday, Harry and Meghan joined the Prince and Princess of Wales in Windsor to view floral tributes to Queen Elizabeth II.

While on Sunday, Harry paid a touching tribute to the former monarch.

Posting a statement on the website, Archewell, he said: “In celebrating the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen – and in mourning her loss – we are all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her commitment to service and duty.

“She was globally admired and respected. Her unwavering grace and dignity remained true throughout her life and now her everlasting legacy.

“Let us echo the words she spoke after the passing of her husband, Prince Philip, words which can bring comfort to all of us now: ‘Life, of course, consists of final partings as well as first meetings.’

“Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings – from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren.

“I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You are already sorely missed, not just by us, but by the world over. And as it comes to first meetings, we now honour my father in his new role as King Charles III.

“Thank you for your commitment to service. Thank you for your sound advice. Thank you for your infectious smile.

“We, too, smile knowing that you and grandpa are reunited now, and both together in peace."