Oprah To Critics Of Prince Harry: "Privacy Doesn't Mean Silence"

Oprah To Critics Of Prince Harry: "Privacy Doesn't Mean Silence"
May 21, 2021 - 18:00 / Lucas Anderson

Oprah Winfrey had strong words for those who are attacking Prince Harry as he opens up about his mental health. The TV host defended Harry this morning after the release of The Me You Can't See, Winfrey and the Duke's new docuseries. Here's what Oprah said to critics who claim Harry and Meghan are hypocrites for wanting privacy but still sharing their story.

Oprah Winfrey is defending Prince Harry amid backlash surrounding his recent interviews.

This morning, Oprah appeared on Today to talk her and the Duke's new docuseries The Me You Can't See. The show featured Prince Harry again speaking candidly about mental health and his experiences with trauma.

Oprah on Prince Harry's critics after The Me You Can't See

But, amid Harry's interviews of recent months, critics have attacked him and Duchess Meghan for their frequent media appearances despite seeking privacy away from royal life.

Today host Hoda Kotb raised this issue with Winfrey in her interview, and here's how she responded to it: "I ask for privacy, and I'm talking all the time," Oprah began.

"So, I think being able to have a life that you are not intruded upon — by photographers or people flying overhead or invading your life — is what every person wants or deserves.

"That's what people are missing: Privacy doesn't mean silence," Oprah said.

Later in the interview, she added: "Asking for privacy in your own life does not mean that you don't want to also use your platform to help the world see itself differently."

The Me You Can't See is Prince Harry and Oprah's new docuseries on mental health for Apple TV+. It followed the interviews Oprah with Meghan and Harry and Harry's appearance on The Armchair Expert podcast last week.

The docuseries premiered on AppleTV+ on Thursday night and featured Harry speaking candidly about topics including his mental health, his upbringing, and seeking therapy.

Here were the biggest reveals from Harry's interviews on the new show.

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