Serena Williams was one of the first of the Duchess of Sussex’s celebrity friends to issue words of encouragement following Meghan and Prince Harry’s one to one with TV royalty, Oprah Winfrey. The tennis player released the statement on Twitter once the conversation wrapped up on CBS.
ITV will show Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with US TV host Oprah Winfrey in full on Monday night at 9pm on ITV Hub, Courtesy of Harpo Productions/CBS.
The sports star posted the message to her friend, the Duchess of Sussex, on Twitter after the interview concluded on CBS on Sunday night.
She wrote: “Meghan Markle, my selfless friend, lives her life – and leads by example – with empathy and compassion.
“She teaches me every day what it means to be truly noble.”
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It is reported that the Duke and Duchess aim for their unprecedented interview to be their final word on their decision to quit the Royal Family.
They also plan to announce a number of new projects in the coming weeks, and confirmed Meghan is expecting a baby girl.
The couple’s revealing chat with the media mogul is felt to be the biggest Royal interview since Martin Bashir’s conversation with Princess Diana for BBC Panorama in 1995.
During their conversation with Oprah, Meghan said: “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
Her comments follow a number of reactions and tributes from Meghan’s famous friends ahead of the interview’s Sunday broadcast on CBS and ITV on Monday night.
The Duchess of Sussex’s long-running Suits co-star Patrick J Adams issued a similar statement on Friday, March 5.
Adams posted on Twitter: “Meghan Markle and I spent the better part of a decade working together on Suits.
“From day one she was an enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive member of our television family.”