After a long nine months of anticipation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex finally welcomed their first baby on Monday. And while we’re still patiently waiting for the name of their baby boy to be announced, it is safe to say that he is already being showered in gifts.
From the national public, to family members and celebrity friends, baby Sussex will be spoilt rotten. And by the sounds of things, Oprah Winfrey will be first in line to hand over her special present to the newborn.
Speaking in an interview prior to the baby’s birth, the icon revealed that she already had a gift for Meghan and Harry’s little one. ‘I have a standard gift that I do for people that I really care about,’ she told Access Hollywood. ‘So I don’t know the baby’s name or the baby’s gender, but this baby will have enough books to last a lifetime.’
That’s right, Baby Sussex will have his own fully stocked library courtesy of Oprah and honestly, we couldn’t think of a more fitting gift to receive from the queen of wisdom herself. What a lucky little lad!
Oprah is a close friend of Harry and Meghan and was among the host of top tier celebrities that attended the couple’s wedding in May 2018. Since then, she has teamed up with Harry to work on a special project in support of mental health.
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We are excited to announce that The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey are partners, co-creators and executive producers on their forthcoming mental health series launching on Apple in 2020. The pair have been developing the series for several months and are looking forward to sharing such an important project on this global platform. The dynamic multi-part documentary series will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive. This commitment builds on The Duke of Sussex’s long-standing work on issues and initiatives regarding mental health, where he has candidly shared personal experience and advocated for those who silently suffer, empowering them to get the help and support they deserve. His Royal Highness has spent many years working with communities throughout the UK and young people across the Commonwealth to break the stigma surrounding mental illness and broaden the conversation of mental wellness to accelerate change for a more compassionate, connected and positive society. Quote from HRH: “I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self. It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times. Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive – sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”
The pair are co-creators and executive producers of an upcoming Apple TV documentary series about mental health which is set to launch in 2020. According to the show’s description, it hopes to ‘have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive.’
Announcing the news on the Sussex Royal Instagram page, Prince Harry said: ‘I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self.’