Oprah Winfrey reveals what happened when Meghan Markle's mom stopped by her house

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It's no wonder that Oprah Winfrey was among the guests at the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who are now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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The television magnate had spent some quality time relaxing with the the duchess' mother, Doria Ragland, ahead of the big day.

Winfrey, 64, dished all about that afternoon, shutting down rumors that she was showering Ragland with gifts in hopes of getting an exclusive interview with her.

PHOTO: Meghan Markle, right, and her mother Doria Ragland leave Cliveden House Hotel in Taplow, May 19, 2018 where she stayed before Markles wedding ceremony with Prince Harry at St. Georges Chapel in Windsor Castle.Tim Ireland/AP
Meghan Markle, right, and her mother Doria Ragland leave Cliveden House Hotel in Taplow, May 19, 2018 where she stayed before Markle's wedding ceremony with Prince Harry at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

"The story was that Meghan's mom had come to my house and she left laden with gifts," Winfrey told Entertainment Tonight at the Los Angeles premiere of "Love Is__" on Monday night.

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"You know what the gifts were? First of all, she's great at yoga, so I said, 'Bring your yoga mat and your sneaks in case we just want to do yoga on the lawn.' So one of the bags was a yoga mat and the other was lunch," Winfrey admitted.

PHOTO: Oprah Winfrey arrives at St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England.Getty Images
Oprah Winfrey arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England.

And lunch, the former talk show host said, included dessert made from kumquats picked off of her own kumquat tree. Winfrey said Ragland took some home with her.

"She said, 'I love kumquats,' and I said, 'I have a kumquat tree! You want some kumquats?' So it was a basket of kumquats, people," Winfrey explained. "For all of the people who said I am getting her gifts and I'm trying to bribe her for an interview -- they were kumquats. If kumquats can get you an interview, I'm all for it!"

Winfrey said the experience of attending the royal wedding was "transformative."

"It was more than a wedding, I thought. It was a cultural moment," said Winfrey who went to the event without longtime boyfriend Stedman Graham. "And you could not be there or watching on television...and not feel that there was a shift that just happened in the middle of it. I think it's bigger than them and I think it bodes well for hope for all of us."

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