Prince Harry chats with Oprah Winfrey despite claims that she was trying to 'distance herself'
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appeared to be back on good terms with Oprah Winfrey as they were seen at a charity event together
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appeared to be in good spirits as they joined a slew of A-list celebrities to support a charity event hosted by Kevin Costner.
Despite recent claims that she was trying to "distance herself" from the former royal family couple, talk show host Oprah Winfrey was among the celebrities the couple mingled with at the One805 Live! event. Throughout the night, Harry was seen chatting with Oprah, and the two appeared to share a joke.
Oprah Winfrey's retort to query about Harry and Meghan
Following her explosive interview with Meghan and Harry back in 2021, fans had speculated that Oprah was staying away from the couple.
When Oprah appeared on CBS Morning, she was questioned about the couple's choice to send only Harry to King Charles' coronation in May. She only retorted, "They haven't asked me my opinion," as reported by Mirror.
Fans claimed Oprah was 'distancing herself'
Following her remarks, many fans began to doubt her friendship with the Sussexes, prompting them to express their concerns on X, formerly known as Twitter. One comment read: "Sounds like Oprah is distancing herself with this comment."
Another replied: "I like how Oprah was very clear, 'they haven't asked me… my opinion.' So in other words, whatever they do, I have nothing to do with it."
However, According to a PR professional, Meghan and Harry have definitively put all rumors to rest.
Sounds like Oprah is distancing herself from the gruesome twosome with this comment— Ed U. Cator (@ed_u_cator1) March 15, 2023
I like how Oprah was very clear, “they haven’t asked me… my opinion.” 😂 So in other words, whatever they do, I have nothing to do with it. Gail an Oprah have this whole conversation rehearsed. lol— Alec H (@AH91262796) March 16, 2023
PR expert claims the relationship 'remains strong'
PR to the stars Mayah Riaz said: "By being reunited with Oprah, it signals that their relationship with her remains strong, dispelling any speculation about a rift between them. They've known Oprah for many years and by not directly addressing the rumors, their attendance together tells us all we need to know."
The One805 Live! charity event assists first responders in their work. It was held on Friday night at Kevin Costner's $26 million Santa Barbara polo field, as reported by Mirror.
Harry and Meghan's appearance could boost their profile
Mayah said Meghan and Harry's appearance at the event will "significantly impact their profile." She explained, "It's a high-profile, charitable event and it shows the couple are committed to charitable causes."
The PR expert added: "It gives Meghan and Harry the opportunity to demonstrate their dedication to philanthropy. Kevin Costner knew by inviting the couple, it would raise awareness for his event and shines a spotlight on the first responders - both of which are key factors."