Did Oprah Winfrey give Prince Harry and Meghan Markle nest photos?



Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s close friend Oprah Winfrey featured the small photography studio which created their distinctive bird nest artwork in her magazine this summer.  

The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, have offered royal fans several glimpses into the plush interiors into their dream $14 million Californian mansion during recent appearances and this week revealed a set of three $360 black-and-white prints of birds nests in their home. 

The prints are from Californian Barloga Studios, a photography and print studio owned by father-son duo Dennis and Roy Barloga. 

The brand shared a snap of the magazine and the feature on their Instagram page yesterday, writing: ‘We received a nice shoutout in the July/August 2020 edition of The Oprah Magazine.’ 

While it is unknown if Oprah gifted the couple the artwork, she has proven herself to be a generous friend to the Duke and Duchess, having previously given their son Archie a set of ‘100 essential stories’ featuring the personalised stickers. 

The small photography studio who created Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry’s, 36, distinctive bird nest artwork were featured in the couple’s friend Oprah Winfrey’s magazine this summer

The studio shared a photograph of the cover of Oprah’s magazine, as well as the feature in which they were included.

It was part of Creative Director Adam Glassman’s home style sheet, which focused on ‘coastal inspired’ interiors.

Sharing it online, the father-son duo added:  ‘Our Kozo papers often sit in the shadow of our Nepalese paper but with the right image and space they really shine.’ 

Oprah has grown close with both Prince Harry and Meghan  over the past few years, as well as being friends with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland. 

The bird nest prints are part of a collection by Barloga Studios called Nest Studies, and cost $350 each

The bird nest prints are part of a collection by Barloga Studios called Nest Studies, and cost $350 each 

Reports surfaced earlier this year that Oprah had helped advise Meghan and Prince Harry on leaving their posts as senior members of the Royal Family, but she denied the claim.

It was confirmed in September that Prince Harry had teamed with Oprah on a new Apple TV Plus streaming service series focusing on mental health.

The media mogul also attended the royal wedding in May 2018 as a guest of the couple.

The Barloga brand specialise in ‘nature’ images, with the Duke and Duchess selecting three of the Nest Studies prints, which cost $360 each, for their living space. 

Oprah, 66, is known to be a generous friend to the Duke and Duchess, having previously given their son Archie a set of '100 essential stories' featuring the personalised stickers

Oprah, 66, is known to be a generous friend to the Duke and Duchess, having previously given their son Archie a set of ‘100 essential stories’ featuring the personalised stickers

The three frames on show in Prince Harry and Meghan’s home are likely snaps taken by Roy, who specialises in  infrared photographs and is best known for his series of ‘trilogies’ that span a wide variety of subjects.

According to their website, the duo are currently combining their talents to ‘make prints on a variety of ‘unphotographic’ substrates’ including handmade paper, film, wood, and fabric.

The couple have framed their huge nest prints in the brand’s  frameless leather and steel hangers which are described online as ‘offering an easy and inexpensive way to display our prints without the hassle of custom framing’.     

The trendy industrial style frames cost $50 a pop. 

The prints are from Californian Barloga Studios, a photography and print studio owned by father-son duo Dennis and Roy Barloga (pictured together, left Roy and right, Dennis)

The prints are from Californian Barloga Studios, a photography and print studio owned by father-son duo Dennis and Roy Barloga (pictured together, left Roy and right, Dennis) 

The Duke and Duchess spoke from their sprawling nine-bedroom and 16-bathroom mansion in upscale Santa Barbara which they share with their son Archie. 

The mansion is known as ‘The Chateau’ for $14.65million on June 18, making them neighbors with celebrities Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres, according to DailyMail.com. 

Yesterday the couple spoke out to demand an end to ‘structural racism’ in Britain.

In a wide-ranging interview from their California mansion, Prince Harry revealed his ‘awakening’ to issues faced by black people after meeting his wife. 

Meanwhile, Meghan Markle praised Black Lives Matter protests in America after the death of George Floyd as ‘beautiful’ – but said this only applied to ‘peaceful protest’ and admitted many people found them ‘inflammatory’. 

Meghan and Prince Harry's new home sits on 5.4 acres of land and immaculately clipped hedges border the estate's stone-pillared entry gates (pictured)

Meghan and Prince Harry’s new home sits on 5.4 acres of land and immaculately clipped hedges border the estate’s stone-pillared entry gates (pictured) 

Speaking on Zoom to the Evening Standard, Harry also weighed on Diversity’s controversial BLM dance routine on Britain’s Got Talent and said he was ‘surprised’ by the negative comments it had received.

In an article for the newspaper, the couple said: ‘As long as structural racism exists, there will be generations of young people of colour who do not start their lives with the same equality of opportunity as their white peers. And for as long as that continues, untapped potential will never get to be realised.’

The interview is the latest in a long series of political interventions by the couple, including last week when Harry weighed in on the US election by urging voters to ‘reject hate speech’.

The comments – which broke royal protocol – were widely interpreted as a call to vote out Donald Trump, and prompted Buckingham Palace to immediately distance themselves from Harry by noting he was ‘not working member of the Royal Family’. 

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