The Aussie at the centre of the Meghan Markle tell-all

Bianca Soldani
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The eyes of the world were on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry today as they sat down with Oprah to reveal some startling allegations about the royal family.

And while the bombshells coming from the former duchess certainly took centre stage, there was one Aussie quietly sharing the spotlight for a different reason.

Australian luxury furniture designer and co-owner of Coco Republic, Anthony Spon Smith, was thrilled to see a coffee table and side tables he designed for American company Restoration Hardware, right in the thick of the action.

Sharing a screenshot from the ground-breaking broadcast on Instagram, Spon Smith joked, “The controversy literally surrounding my Prado Coffee table for RH isn’t about the design of it... happy to have it on the ‘interview of the year’ tho!”

Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Aussie furniture designer Anthony Spon Smith's coffee table sat between the Sussexes and Oprah during their bombshell interview. Photo: Getty

The Prado outdoor coffee table is made of weathered teak retails for USD$2,095, while the matching geometric side tables go for USD$835 each, but they unfortunately do not belong to either the Sussexes or Oprah as the interview was filmed at the California home of Oprah’s close friend, journalist Gayle King.

The luxurious setting drew the attention of viewers however, some of whom took to social media to ask about the furniture. 

"This is cracking me up. Everyone watching this monumental interview and we're talking about Meghan's shoes, the chairs and the rug," one person said in a Facebook group, to which someone replied, "I was thinking rug, chairs, table and planters, I want it all," and another added, "I want the table!"


Unfortunately, Spon Smith’s designs are exclusive to the US, but we’ve found some similar looking coffee tables if you want to recreate the look at your place.

Skal Outdoor Coffee Table from Interiors Online: $1,249

teak round outdoor coffee table from Interiors Online
Like Spon Smith's design, this is made of solid teak timbers, with a slatted table top and clean lines. Photo: Interiors Online

Cove Coffee Table from Freedom: $699 

round wooden coffee table with square legs from freedom
It's easy to picture this coastal inspired design from Freedom fitting in with white armchairs and a woven rug. Photo: Freedom

Portside Outdoor Coffee Table from West Elm: $799 

grey outdoor coffee table with concrete top and wooden legs from West Elm
This outdoor coffee table from West Elm has a similar weathered grey colouring but the concrete top gives it a more industrial feel. Photo: West Elm

Bodhi Coffee Table from Freedom: $649

concrete coffeetable with wooden legs
The legs on this coffee table have that same geometric look but the tabletop is made of terrazzo lavastone. Photo: Freedom

Monaco Concrete Coffee Table from Coco Republic: $1,270

concrete Coco Republic coffee table
Designed by Spon Smith's Australian company Coco Republic, this indoor or outdoor coffee table is low to the ground and with the same grey colouring, but is made of solid concrete. It would pair well with other teak furniture however. Photo: Coco Republic

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