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We know that Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, spent some time with the one and only Oprah Winfrey before the Royal Wedding last month.
Doria was later pictured leaving Oprah’s house with what looked like many lavish gifts, driving the internet wild with speculation over what the chat show host could have possibly given her. And more importantly, why.
Was she trying to bribe her to secure a tell-all interview? Nobody knew… until now!
“The story was that Meghan’s mom had come to my house and she left laden with gifts,” she told Entertainment Tonight.
“You know what the gifts were? First of all, she’s great at yoga, so I said, ‘Bring your yoga mat and your sneaks in case we just want to do yoga on the lawn.’ So one of the bags was a yoga mat and the other was lunch.”
And the other thing? Doria Ragland also left with… wait for it… kumquats. She left with kumquats fresh from Oprah’s very own kumquat tree, which must have been very exciting for her as apparently, she is a very big fan of them…
“She said, ‘I love kumquats,’ and I said, ‘I have a kumquat tree! You want some kumquats?’ So it was a basket of kumquats, people.
“For all of the people who said I am getting her gifts and I’m trying to bribe her for an interview – they were kumquats. If kumquats can get you an interview, I’m all for it!”
So yoga mats and kumquats aren’t quite the lavish gifts we were envisioning, which just goes to show that things aren’t always what they seem. Let that be a lesson to everyone!
And if Oprah does ever secure an interview with the new Duchess’s mother, we’ll know it wasn’t due to materialistic gifts.
Thank you, Oprah, for clearing everything up!