Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reunite with Oprah at star-studded event where tables cost £10k

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin


Published: 25/09/2023

- 09:55

Updated: 25/09/2023

- 09:57

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex rubbed shoulders with Hollywood A-listers

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reunited with TV host Oprah Winfrey at a charity fundraiser for emergency service staff in California.

The American celebrity famously interviewed the couple in a bombshell sit-down conversation about leaving the Royal Family back in March 2021.


Actor Kevin Costner hosted the event, which was called One805 Live!, at his Santa Barbara home, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also live.

The fundraiser was additionally attended by celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Katy Perry, where “last chance” tables cost a whopping £9,804.72.

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Meghan and Harry were introduced as special guests, with the Duchess presenting Costner with an honorary award.

Later in the evening, the Duke showed off his dance moves as the rock band Maroon 5 performed, while the Duchess mingled with other guests.

The royal couple are neighbours with Winfrey, which was addressed in their 2021 interview that made headlines across the world.

In that interview, the Duchess mentioned an unnamed member of the Royal Family who expressed "concern" about her son Prince Archie's "skin tone", before he was born.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan and Harry have just returned from Invictus Games

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey at Harry and Meghan's wedding

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She also spoke about "not wanting to be alive anymore" as a result of media targeting and treatment when she was a working royal.

The couple appear to have remained close with Winfrey, demonstrated by their joint attendance at Costner's oceanside estate in Summerland.

For the event, Harry looked dapper in a monochrome look, consisting of a black jacket, black shirt, and black trousers.

Meanwhile, Meghan wore a Carolina Herrera oversized jacket, Manolo Blahnik shoes, and a Cartier watch.

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner hosted the event in Santa Barbara

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan and Harry sat down for a bombshell interview with Oprah in 2021

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In addition, she wore Tabayer gold hoop earrings and a Cartier "Love" yellow gold bracelet.

The Duke and Duchess, who recently returned from the Invictus Games in Germany, were photographed chatting with Costner, his VIP guests, and senior police and firefighting service officials.

Speaking at the emergency responders fundraiser, Costner said: “Good afternoon everyone, I get asked a lot by my friends who have no manners, ‘Kev, what’s this place cost, what’s it worth?’ I can just simply tell you on a day like today, it’s worth every penny.

“We can celebrate people that you’d maybe never meet, the ones who are the first to rush in. It’s a place where I’ve had a lot of good luck in my life and I try to not put a wall around it.”

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