TALK OF THE TOWN: Meghan's texts with Vogue boss during Oprah

TALK OF THE TOWN: Meghan Markle supportive texts from British Vogue editor Edward Enniful as she spoke with Oprah Winfrey

By Charlotte Griffiths for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 23:39 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 23:39 BST, 1 May 2021

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It was a bravado and brutally frank performance that shocked the nation – but as her controversial Oprah interview was broadcast, the Duchess of Sussex was, it seems, receiving supportive text messages from the editor of British Vogue, Edward Enninful.

I can reveal that the style guru, who accepted an OBE from Princess Anne five years ago, was part of a select group of 15 employees of publisher Conde Nast who watched the bombshell interview air in the US via a live video link at their respective UK homes.

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They were connected to a TV in the US via Zoom, and I understand that Edward was in ‘constant contact’ with the Duchess via WhatsApp as he watched the ‘soap-Oprah’ unfold.

The editor of British Vogue, Edward Enninful was sending Meghan Markle supportive text messages during her blockbuster interview with Oprah has he was watching a special live stream of the event

The editor of British Vogue, Edward Enninful was sending Meghan Markle supportive text messages during her blockbuster interview with Oprah has he was watching a special live stream of the event 

A source close to Conde Nast Britain, tells me: ‘There were around 15 people on the Zoom, all top Conde Nast people. They felt it was important from an editorial perspective that they got together to watch it'

A source close to Conde Nast Britain, tells me: ‘There were around 15 people on the Zoom, all top Conde Nast people. They felt it was important from an editorial perspective that they got together to watch it'

A source close to Conde Nast Britain, tells me: ‘There were around 15 people on the Zoom, all top Conde Nast people. They felt it was important from an editorial perspective that they got together to watch it.

‘Edward Enninful; Richard Dennen, the editor of Tatler; Sarah Harris, Vogue’s deputy editor; and Olivia Singer, Vogue’s news director, were on the call.’ In a hilarious twist of makeshift ingenuity that would make Heath Robinson proud, this technical arrangement for the titans of was all arranged via the laptop of a staff member’s parents in Florida!

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