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‘They’re doing what’s best for them’: Gayle King defends Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Time 100 Gala


Gayle King recently shared that her boyfriends Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are doing well since the release of Harry’s bombshell memoir, Spear, about his family earlier this year. At Time’s 100 Gala, Gayle revealed that “Harry and Meghan are living their truth and I think they will make their own best decisions.” The American TV personality and host King added, “They are very strong” and “they don’t consult me ​​on their decisions.”

“They make their own decisions and so far they’ve been doing what’s best for them,” the couple’s longtime friend and supporter shared.

How did Gail meet Harry and Markle?

Gayle, 68, met the two through close friend Oprah Winfrey and attended the baby shower in 2019 while Meghan was pregnant with Prince Archie. The CBS anchor described the event as a “very, very special little event and a very special time for her” on the air.

In 2020, Harry and Meghan stepped down as working royals and left the UK to move to the US, where they now reside in Montecito, California. In 2022, when Andy Cohen jokingly referred to the Netflix series “Harry & Meghan” as a reality show, Gayle King defended the couple. “It’s not a reality show,” King said. “it’s not.” In 2021, Oprah invited the couple for an extensive interview in which the Duchess of Sussex accused the royal family of racism.

Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend King Charlie’s coronation?

Prince Harry is set to attend his father King Charles’ coronation on May 6 without Meghan as she will remain in the US with their children, Archie and Lilibet. For the historic day at Westminster Abbey, Harry’s visit is expected to be brief. The Duke of Sussex will be provided with state-funded security for official trips outside Frogmore Cottage, but not for personal trips.

King Charles, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Credits: Instagram)

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.