Celebrity News April 10, 2019
Oprah Partners with Prince Harry for New Project, Plus: Her Sweet Words About Meghan Markle
Get ready for a Prince Harry and Oprah collaboration!
The Prince and the talk show queen are teaming up for an Apple TV docuseries on mental health.
Harry announced the news on his Instagram page, revealing they are partners, co-creators, and executive producers on the project, which will launch in 2020. The royal said, “I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”
A statement from the royal went on, “I truly believe that good mental health — mental fitness — is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self… 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.”
Meanwhile, Oprah stopped by “CBS This Morning” where she spoke with best friend Gayle King about the project, and Harry's wife Meghan Markle.
Winfrey revealed how the partnership came to be. “I was having a conversation with him. I actually asked him, 'What do you think are the most important issues facing the world right now?' And he said, 'There are two: climate change and mental wellness, mental fitness.' As you know, he's spoken about his own issues and what he went through after his mother died and how being able to talk about it has benefited him so. And so it's a passion of his.”
She continued, “At the end of the conversation I said, 'I'm going to be doing this thing with Apple. It's a big concern of mine, too. I want to try to erase the stigma.' And he said at the end of the conversation, 'If there's anything I can do to help.' And I go, 'As a matter of fact…'"
Oprah also praised Meghan, calling the negative stories about her “unfair.”
“I think she's being portrayed unfairly, and I feel that if people really knew her they would know that she is not only everything we perceive of her in being graceful and dynamic in holding that position, but she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart. I think it's very unfair.”