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Oprah Winfrey discusses problems with racism in 2013

The talk show host is the 20th richest person in the world, with a fortune of £1.9 billion according to Forbes, and is considered among the most influential people in the US. Her “no subject off-limits” interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is due to air this weekend. Oprah, a longtime friend of the royal couple, was reported to have requested a chat with the Duchess of Sussex three years ago.

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Meghan claimed “The Firm” did not allow her to talk at that point and that “people from the camp” were “sitting there”, listening to her conversation.

A senior source from Buckingham Palace, who refuted the claims, told The Sun: “The Duchess was not stopped from doing anything.”

Oprah With Meghan And Harry, which airs on ITV this Monday, is likely to send shockwaves through the Royal Family.

Interest in the interview has led to many questions about the TV host and her life.

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OPRAH WINFREY MEGHAN MARKLE PRINCE HARRY TV SHOWOprah Winfrey was 14 years old when she gave birth to her son, who sadly died weeks later (Image: GETTY)

oprah winfrey meghan markle prince harry tv usMeghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey will air in the US on Sunday (Image: GETTY)

Oprah started out on local TV nearly 50 years ago on Nashville’s WTVF-TV, where she was the first black female news anchor and the youngest on the station.

Less than a decade later, she had hosted a morning talk show on a different channel and started The Oprah Winfrey Show.

The programme featured sections on pop culture issues, books and self-development.

After 1993, when Oprah interviewed Michael Jackson, she began to secure high-profile figures for tell-all chats.

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oprah winfrey meghan markle prince harry tv usOprah Winfrey warned Meghan Markle that 'no subject' was 'off-limits' in a teaser for the interview (Image: GETTY)

Among those she’s spoken to today are Jackson, Sarah Ferguson, Whitney Houston, Donald , the Obamas and more.

During Oprah’s rise to superstardom, she claimed to have clung onto a secret about her “dark past”.

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She feared the public’s response once they discovered she had given birth at 14. Sadly her baby was born prematurely and died.

Oprah was concerned the revelation would damage her career if it came out and imagined “every person on the street” pointing their finger at her in shock.

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oprah winfrey meghan markle prince harry tv usOprah Winfrey attended Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal in 2018 (Image: GETTY)

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