Published: Sat, April 13, 2019

Oprah defends Meghan Markle against gossip: 'She's being portrayed unfairly'

Oprah defends Meghan Markle against gossip: 'She's being portrayed unfairly'

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby", the statement reads.

"I feel that if people really knew her, they would know that she is not only everything we perceive of her as being graceful and dynamic in holding that position, but she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart", Winfrey continued.

On Thursday, the couple announced they'll be keeping the royal baby birth plan under wraps and there won't be a photo op on the steps of the hospital like the actress' in-law has done with each of her three kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. The Sussexes' communication will be headed up by newly appointed spokeswoman, PR heavyweight Sara Latham - who most recently led campaigns at communications firm Freuds, and was previously a senior adviser on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

It's a route taken by countless expectant members of the royal family before her-Queen Elizabeth included.

But difference in relationship pacing ideals aside, the royals brothers are "at very different situations in their lives", a family friend told the outlet. It has been reported that she favours a home birth, although aides have declined to comment. However, things are reportedly not fine between the couple and their staff.

"I think she'll be a great grandmother if she helps raise that child anything like Meghan was raised".

If they were planning on a hospital birth, it would seem unlikely that they would run the risk of news of the duchess's presence leaking out, leading to chaotic scenes outside the hospital as the media and public arrived uninvited. That account broke an Instagram record for quickly attracting millions of fans. Protecting his own family from what he sees as unnecessary intrusion will be a big priority, particularly in an era when anyone can take and publish a photograph. "And if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one too".

Since Markle and Prince Harry want their privacy, they may try to keep her labour announcement under wraps. And the world is watching.

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