Over the weekend, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a five-minute drive from their estate in the exclusive Santa Barbara enclave Montecito to visit Oprah’s home nearby, according to the Daily Mail. They arrived in a black Range Rover, reportedly along with Meghan’s longtime friend Janina Gavankar, and were followed by their security detail in another Range Rover. According to the tabloid, they spent about an hour behind the gates at Oprah’s house before they returned home.
The visit, approximately 18 months after the couple’s headline-grabbing interview with Oprah, led the tabloid to speculate that another bombshell sit-down could be on the way. But Oprah’s relationship with Meghan and Harry predated the interview, and she was a guest at their May 2018 wedding. Harry’s collaboration with the broadcasting legend began with their Apple TV series The Me You Can’t See.
After a low-key winter, the pair has spent more time in the spotlight over the last few months, with their April trip to the Hague for the Invictus Games and their appearance at St. Paul’s Cathedral for the Platinum Jubilee service of thanksgiving. But the famously private pair has also been opening up about their personal lives more than usual, sharing photos of their daughter Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor for her first birthday and hanging out pitch-side after polo matches with Nacho Figueras.
According to the Independent, their visits back to the U.K. did help repair their relationship with Prince Charles, and a royal source told the newspaper that Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were happy to meet Lilibet. “It was fantastic to see them. It was wonderful to have them back in Britain,” the source said. “The prince and the duchess were absolutely thrilled to see them. The prince, of course, hasn’t seen his grandson Archie for a bit of time and so it was very, very, very special to have some time with him. He hadn’t met Lili, his granddaughter, and so to meet her was very emotional, a very, very wonderful thing.”
The pair also already have a few more tell-all projects in the work, including a Harry memoir due out this fall and a reported Netflix docuseries that is already filming. On Monday, Page Six reported that the couple has hired Emmy-nominated director Liz Garbus to work on the series. The tabloid noted that she was also in the background when the couple made a three-day trip to New York last fall with a camera crew in tow. The pair reportedly did not have the documentary crew around when they visited England for the jubilee, and according to the Telegraph, their original request to have a photographer capture a photo of Lilibet with Queen Elizabeth was denied by palace courtiers.
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