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Royal Family LIVE: Prince Harry met with Oprah Winfrey years before royal exit with Meghan

Jon Kamen, chairman and CEO of media company RadicalMedia, claimed to have joined Harry and Ms Winfrey for a meeting at a London hotel room in 2018. During their encounter, Mr Kamen claimed to have witnessed Prince Harry opening up about his mental health to Ms Winfrey.

Their conversation, Mr Kamen told the Wall Street Journal, provided the inspiration for the format of their mental health series launched in May on Apple TV+, The Me You Can’t See.

Mr Kamen told his producing partners: “Guys, the format of this show, we witnessed it in that hotel room.”

Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for the Duke of Sussex for comment.

Prince Harry and Ms Winfrey’s series encompassed five episodes, each anchored by a conversation between Prince Harry and the journalist. 

But it also included interviews with other A-listers, including singer Lady Gaga and actress Glenn Close, and testimonies from people around the world.

One week after the series was released, Apple TV also published a special episode titled A Path Forward, during which Harry and Ms Winfrey held a wide-ranging conversation about mental health with participants from the series.

Prince Harry first announced he had partnered up with Ms Winfrey to produce a mental health series in April 2019.

The Duke, who during the years has made mental health and breaking down the stigma surrounding it one of the pillars of his work, said at the time as part of a statement released on the Sussex Royal Instagram page: “I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self. 

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“It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times.

“Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive – sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better.

“I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”

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Royal POLL: Should Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview have won an Emmy? VOTE

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appeared on Oprah for a bombshell tell-all interview that rocked the Royal Family in March 2021. The interview was nominated in the Best Hosted Non-Fiction Series category at the Emmys Awards, which recognises excellence in US TV.

The programme did not win the gong at the ceremony on Sunday though, instead Stanley Tucci’s CNN series “Searching for Italy” pipped Oprah’s royal interview to the post for the title.

Elsewhere in the category, the likes of David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction and United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell were also up for the accolade.

Express.co.uk is asking readers for their opinion on whether or not you think the interview should have won the gong, after the couple spoke with eye-opening candour and delivered jaw-dropping accusations and rebukes against the monarchy.

The interview, aired earlier this year, was watched by nearly 50 million people globally in the first three days, according to broadcaster CBS.

The televised interview marked the first TV appearance for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following the events of Megxit the year prior, which saw them step away from royal duties and move to the US.

The highly anticipated open conversation between Oprah, Prince Harry and Meghan allowed the couple to share their side of the story about life in the Royal Family.

During the two-hour TV special, the Sussexes made claims that were explosive and potentially damaging to the Royal Family.

The couple openly spoke about their relationships with other royals, the racism they had faced and how their mental health suffered within The Firm.

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The Duchess of Sussex also candidly spoke about her mental health struggles during her time as a senior royal, and claimed that she was on the verge of suicide but was refused help.

During the interview she said her mental health got so bad that she “didn’t want to be alive any more”.

She said: “I went to the institution and I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help, said I had never felt that way before and need to go somewhere, and I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.”

Elsewhere, accusations were also made that there was a rift forming between Prince Harry, and his father Prince Charles.

After stepping back from the Royal Family, Harry said Charles “stopped taking my calls”, and the couple said a “lack of support and lack of understanding” was the simplest reason they stepped away from royal duties.

In a statement in the aftermath of the interview, Buckingham Palace said: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”

Do you think the explosive interview should have claimed the gong at the Emmy Awards earlier this week? Vote in favour, or oppose in our exclusive poll and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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‘Resolution much harder’: Meghan Markle and Harry’s Oprah interview created ‘a hardening’

Neil said: “If you can’t, take a break and come back face to face or by email and, if you have identified a negative quality in the other, look for and acknowledge that very quality in yourself.

“If you have identified a positive quality in yourself, look for that in the other and share these.

“This may help to break down barriers and realise that you are both similar.

“If this doesn’t work, accept that you tried and ensure you leave the door open to talking about this in the future.

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Princess Diana would've 'cautioned' Harry against Oprah interview, claims pal Dr Colthurst

Asked what he thought Diana would have made of the Sussex couple’s comments over in the US, Dr James said: “I’m not sure he would have got to the interview stage.

“I believe she might have cautioned him beforehand to solve things in some other way,” he added to this week’s Radio Times.

James enjoyed a 20-year friendship with the princess, which started when they met on a French skiing trip in the late 1970s. 

The then Lady Diana Spencer was 17 and happily slept on the chalet sofabed of their mutual friends, and was said to be the last to bed and the first to get up.

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‘Inspiring’ Prince Harry praised by Hugh Jackman for ‘life changing’ series with Oprah

“One of the reasons I’m posting this so late is I over schedule myself and important things slip. And one of the reasons I over schedule myself is my lifelong pal, anxiety.

“I know I’m not alone and more important, to all those like me who over schedule, overthink, overwork, over-worry and over-everything, please know you’re not alone.”

The Deadpool actor concluded: “We don’t talk enough about mental health and don’t do enough to destigmatize talking about it. But, as with this post, better late than never, I hope…”

Anxiety is a mental health disorder “characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities,” according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Gayle King’s fury with 50 Cent for ‘talking s***’ about Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah has hit headlines again recently after releasing her new Apple TV+ series about mental health, which she has created alongside Prince Harry. In the programme, entitled ‘The Me You Can’t See’, the pair discuss their experiences, along with other celebrities like Lady Gaga and Glenn Close and people from different walks of life. This is the second project for which Oprah and Harry have sat down for a serious chat, after the bombshell interview on CBS in March with Meghan Markle.

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Oprah has been friends with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for several years, having been given a prime pew at their wedding. Her CBS colleague and best friend Gayle King is also close to the Sussexes and was a guest at Meghan’s New York baby shower two years ago. While both women have a friendly relationship with Harry and Meghan, they have not always managed to avoid celebrity conflict. In fact, Oprah had a feud with hip hop star 50 Cent for a number of years until Gayle confronted him at a black tie event for “talkin’ s***” about her friend.

Gayle King helped end a years-long feud for her friend Oprah Winfrey (Image: GETTY)

50 Cent deliberately started a feud with Oprah (Image: GETTY)

The rapper recalled the alleged incident, which took place at a gala for Bette Midler’s charity foundation The New York Restoration Project, in his autobiography ‘Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter’.

He wrote: “Gayle is the real deal ‒ a very sophisticated, secure and smart lady.

“She’s never afraid of a situation… so she marched right up to me and basically said, ‘Why you talkin’ s*** about my girl?’”

He claimed they talked their issues out, explaining that he uses arguments with fellow celebrities as a publicity “strategy” to keep himself relevant.

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Gayle and Oprah have been best friends since they were in their twenties (Image: GETTY)

The feud, which dated back as far as 2006, started when 50 Cent told the Associated Press that Oprah’s show catered to “older white women”.

However, 50 Cent explained that Oprah often criticised hip hop, so he felt like he was never going to get a chance to go on her show.

He also felt that not being on the show meant people would question whether he was really an A-list celebrity.

For this reason, he started a feud so people would assume that was the reason he has not been on her show.

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Oprah Winfrey interviewing 50 Cent (Image: YouTube (OWN))

He told Gayle: “I’d love to be Oprah’s friend, but if we can’t be friends, can we at least be enemies?”

Despite his history of criticising Oprah, Gayle took the opportunity to help the pair bury the hatchet.

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, said Gayle “adjusted to my character” and told Oprah that “she needed to meet me because it’s not what you think”.

After Gayle spoke to Oprah about it, the TV legend decided to invite 50 Cent onto her show in 2012.

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He wrote of their meeting: “We finally met, and my grandmother and I went on the show.

“That was an amazing moment for me. I had sold a whole heap of records, but it wasn’t until Oprah showed up that my grandmother was like, ‘Boy, you made it.”

Unfortunately, the rapper reignited the feud again in recent years, claiming that Oprah only criticises black men involved in the #MeToo scandal.

He wrote: “I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men,” alongside a photograph of the US TV legend and record executive Russell Simmons.

Oprah produced a documentary about the allegations of sexual assault levelled at Mr Simmons, but 50 Cent noted that she was not talking about Harvey Weinstein or Jeffrey Epstein, just Michael Jackson and Mr Simmons, adding: “This s*** is sad.”

He also criticised such documentaries for being the judge, jury and executioner of these very public cases, arguing they are “guilty till proven innocent”.

However, after Kobe Bryant’s death last year, 50 Cent said he was turning over a new leaf and not going to argue with people anymore.

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Prince Harry 'full of contrasts' discussing Charles in latest Oprah chat – 'total neglect'

She said: “As Oprah interviews Harry he fiddles with his wedding ring to signal anxiety or discomfort and a desire to self-comfort by invoking his wife’s presence. 

“His elbows are splayed to suggest control and confidence but his legs are crossed in a barrier.”

According to Judi, Harry’s body language is “full of contrasts”.

She explained: “There is a self-comfort thumb-rub at one point but then a forward steepling of the fingers to suggest status and control the next. 

Reflecting on the trauma he felt after his mother’s death in 1997, Harry explained how he turned to unhealthy coping mechanisms.

He said: “I was wanting to drink, wanting to take drugs.

“I was wanting to do the things that made me feel less like I was feeling.

“But I slowly became aware that, okay, I was drinking Monday to Friday, but I’d probably drink a week’s worth on a Friday or Saturday night.

“I would find myself drinking, not because I was enjoying it, but because I was trying to mask something.” 

Harry also spoke about how Prince Charles allegedly told him that he would suffer the same problems he did.

He said: “My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, ‘Well it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you’.

“That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer, in fact quite the opposite. 

“If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, that you can make it right for your kids.”

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Gayle King’s swipe at Oprah Winfrey: ‘All she had to do was sit there and she’s b****ing!’

Oprah’s new AppleTV+ documentary with Prince Harry, entitled The Me You Can’t See, is coming out tomorrow. The programme will see Harry and other celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Glenn Close open up about mental health and the stigma around it. The Duke of Sussex will speak about the trauma of losing his mother Princess Diana and how he has been in therapy for four years now to work through the pain of his past.
This is the second collaboration Harry has done with Oprah now, after his bombshell interview with Meghan Markle earlier this year.

Harry and Meghan have been friends with Oprah for several years, giving her a prime pew at their wedding three years ago.

They are also friends with her CBS colleague Gayle King, who went to Meghan’s baby shower in New York two years ago.

Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King are known to be best friends, but even close friends can get on each other’s nerves if they spend too much time together.

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In a video from 2006, the two TV legends were filmed taking a road trip, where they had to drive for many hours at a time and started to bicker.

Gayle said: “All you had to do was just ride today and listen to my singing, which should have been very pleasurable and enjoyable and relaxing for you.

“I’ve been driving for six hours, all she’s had to do is just sit here and relax and she’s b****ing!”

Oprah hit back that the singing was “why I’m so cranky”.

They had been driving for hours in Arizona and it was around 6pm when they took shots at each other.

Gayle then started to sing: “But we’re healthy, we’re happy and seeing the USA in a Chevrolet, America’s waiting for your call!”

Oprah giggled but warned: “You had better be quiet.

“Because I have to sit here for six hours and take in other people’s energy.”

Gayle said: “She’s just cranky and b****ing and getting old and Oprah nobody cares because we’re all frigging tired.”

That night, after 11 hours in the car, the pair stayed in a motel called the Wigwam Hotel in Holbrook, where the rooms were all shaped like teepees.

The pair dropped all the animosity they were feeling in the car and just laughed together when they saw it.

When asked whether they wanted to fill out a registration car separately or together, Gayle said: “Separately. We’re not a couple, despite what you’ve heard.”

The sweet woman running the motel explained that her father had built all the teepee motel rooms himself 55 years before.

Oprah joked that she wanted her “wigwam” at the other end of the “village” from Gayle.

The woman joked: “That can be arranged.”

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