Oprah Opens Up About Her 'Secret Meetings' With Prince Harry

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Talk about a dream team! Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey have teamed up for an important project -- on a topic near and dear to both their hearts. They both announced this week that they're working together as "partners, co-creators and executive producers" on a series about mental health that will launch on Apple in 2020.

Oprah sat down with CBS This Morning this week to talk about how their partnership came to be, and how they've had to have "secret meetings" in London in order to collaborate thus far. She also opened up about Harry's wife, Meghan Markle, and how she thinks she has been treated "unfairly" by the press. 


The media mogul explained that during a conversation with Harry, she asked him what he thought the most important issues facing the world right now were. The prince replied, "There are two: climate change and mental wellness, mental fitness." 

Harry has long been a champion of mental health, even creating the Heads Together campaign with his brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. He also founded the Invictus Games, a series of athletic competitions for those who have been wounded in the line of duty. 

Knowing Harry's passion for mental health awareness, Oprah told Harry about a new project she had going with Apple. She explained, "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 ...'"

Until the series was announced this week, they've had to sneak around to collaborate. She revealed that she's had several "secret meetings" with Harry in London, where she no doubt stopped in on her friend Meghan Markle as well. Oprah also shared her thoughts on how Meghan has been described as a "difficult duchess" in the press. Watch the video to find out more!
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