Royals Oprah Winfrey Shares Her Thoughts on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Attending the Coronation The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down with Oprah in March 2021 for a wide-ranging interview following their decision to step back from their royal roles By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer and Reporter at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 16, 2023 03:48 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Oprah Winfrey has some wise advice for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The television icon appeared on CBS Mornings with longtime friend Gayle King, who asked Oprah her thoughts about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attending King Charles' coronation on May 6. "It's been reported that Harry and Meghan have received an invitation to the coronation," King, who was a guest at Meghan's 2019 baby shower, said. "Do you think they should go? Do you think they should not go? Is it something you'd like to comment on?" Oprah replied, "I think they should do what they feel is best for them and for their family. That's what I think. That's what the bottom line — it comes down to: What do you feel like is the best thing for you?" "They haven't asked me my opinion," Oprah, who was a guest at the couple's May 2018 wedding, added with a smile. King Charles III's Coronation: Everything to Know About the Ceremony and Celebration A spokesperson for Meghan, 41, and Prince Harry, 38, told The Sunday Times in a statement earlier this month, "I can confirm The Duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty's office regarding the coronation. An immediate decision on whether The Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time." The couple relocated their family to Meghan's home state of California in 2020 after stepping back from their senior royal roles. Oprah Winfrey; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty; Chris Jackson/Getty Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet's Titles Updated on Royal Family's Website Oprah, 69, supported Meghan and Prince Harry's decision to step back, telling TMZ shortly after the announcement, "I support them 1,000 percent. You know why I support them? I support them because I believe, when you have thought about this as long as they have — and even in the Queen's statement [she] says, 'This has been going on for months,' these discussions have been going on for months — and when Harry said in that charity statement the other day [that] he had to make the decision to move forward in peace with his new family, who doesn't feel what that takes to make that decision to give up everything you've known your whole life to say I'm going to choose this new life or what I believe to be the truest vision for myself?" In March 2021, Oprah's wide-ranging interview with the couple aired. In it, Meghan detailed not getting support when she had thoughts of self-harm and how their son Prince Archie was denied a royal title and protection, in addition to sharing that there were "concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born." Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Can't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? Sign up for our free Royals newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! Relations between the Sussexes and the royal family have remained strained in the wake of Prince Harry's memoir release in January. In an interview with ITV's Tom Bradby surrounding the book, Harry said of the coronation, "There's a lot that can happen between now and then. But, you know, the door is always open. The ball is in their court. There's a lot to be discussed, and I really hope that they are willing to sit down and talk about it." King Charles, 74, was said to be eager for the situation "calm down" in time for the crowning ceremony. A source close to the royal household told PEOPLE: "It is such a momentous occasion for Charles, and he would want his son to be at the coronation to witness it. He would like to have Harry back in the family. If they don't sort it out, it will always be part of the King's reign and how he has left his family disjointed. He has had a reputation as a distant parent, and it would be awful for him for that to continue."