Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth, the venerable talk show host offered her opinion on what she thought might happen with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

In a brand-new interview with Extra, which was released on Sunday, September 11, Oprah Winfrey disclosed that she believes that her friends Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may make amends with the Royal Family after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Oprah, 68, discussed how grieving families frequently come together and compared the experience to the passing of her own father Vernon, who passed away in July.

After interviewer Jenn Lahmers brought up how Harry, 37, and Meghan, 41, have been spending time with Harry’s brother Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, Oprah expressed “hopeful” sentiments about the couple’s reconciliation with the Royal Family. “Well, this is what I think, I think in all families — you know, my father passed recently, this summer, and when all families come together for a common ceremony, the ritual of, you know, burying your dead, there’s an opportunity for peacemaking,” she said. “And hopefully, there will be that.”

In a notable tell-all interview with Oprah in March 2021, Harry and Meghan discussed problems they had with members of the Royal family. Notably, the Duchess of Sussex asserted that since she wed into the family, untruths had been spread about her and Harry. “I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that the firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us,” she said.

Harry, William, and their wives gathered at Windsor Castle on Thursday, September 8 to mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth. On Saturday, they attended their grandmother’s funeral. Harry and Meghan were both wearing black, and they walked with William and Kate outside the castle while holding hands.

Both of King Charles’ sons have issued statements since Her Majesty’s passing that pay tribute to the long-reigning monarch. In a lengthy statement, Harry recalled the moment Meghan first met Queen Elizabeth as well as his early years. “I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You are already sorely missed, not just by us, but by the world over,” he wrote in part.

William expressed his gratitude for having his grandmother in his life for such a long time in his tribute. “I, however, have lost a grandmother. And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful. I have had the benefit of The Queen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade,” he wrote.