Oprah Winfrey 'likely looking for an invitation' to King Charles III's coronation with 'peacemaking' claim

Oprah Winfrey is "likely looking for an invitation" to King Charles III's coronation with her recent claims about "peacemaking", a royal commentator has said

Published

Talk show host Ms Winfrey said this week that she hopes Queen Elizabeth II's death serves as an opportunity for the Royal Family to come together.

She said: “When all families come together for a common ceremony, the ritual of, you know, burying your dead, there’s an opportunity for peacemaking."

Given Ms Winfrey was behind the bombshell TV interview that saw Meghan Markle and Prince Harry offload a number of allegations, including one about a senior royal making racist comments, her "peacemaking" call has raised eyebrows.

Broadcaster Kinsey Schofield is clearly unimpressed – and even apologised for the American people on Ms Winfrey's behalf.

Kinsey Schofield appearing on Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel
Kinsey Schofield appearing on Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel
Meghan, Harry, Kate and William joined up in a show of unity on Saturday
Meghan, Harry, Kate and William joined up in a show of unity on Saturday

Appearing on Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel, she told GB News: "I would like to apologise as an American for this American personality, I'm sorry."

She continued: "I know Oprah's likely looking for an invitation to the coronation but that is very unrealistic...

"No one wants to hear from you right now Oprah, sit down."

Ms Winfrey sat down with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2021 for the explosive interview.

She reunited with Harry in May 2021 for an Apple TV series entitled The Me You Can’t See: A Path Forward, which explored issues of mental health.

In the series, Harry lambasted his father’s parenting skills and criticised him for expecting his sons to endure the pressures of royal life.

He also accused his family of “total neglect” when Meghan faced harassment on social media.

Ms Winfrey's comments this week came as she attended the 2022 Toronto Film Festival, during which she was asked about the recent reunion of Meghan and Harry with the Prince and Princess of Wales.

She told Extra: "My father passed recently, this summer.

“When all families come together for a common ceremony, the ritual of, you know, burying your dead, there’s an opportunity for peacemaking.

“And hopefully, there will be that.”

The presenter faced backlash on social media over the remarks, with some questioning why she had chosen to bring up previous tensions.