Oprah's interview with Meghan and Harry had a unique connection to The Brady Bunch
The chairs that stole the show came from a company owned by Peter Brady himself, Christopher Knight.
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The two-hour interview between Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry captured the attention of the world. While Markle's allegations against the royal family were the topic of most headlines, another less serious story emerged in the days after. The wicker chairs used for the interview became objects of fascination and quickly sold out online. While clothing and jewelry worn by celebrities are usually the things people gravitate towards, viewers couldn't help but appreciate the tasteful deck furniture.
And when the owner of the company that sold the chairs was discovered, the chairs really became their own story.
That’s because the celebrated seats come from furniture brand Christopher Knight Home. Yes, that Christopher Knight, the man who played Peter Brady as a kid grew up to create multiple companies, including a home décor business.
After seeing all the hubbub about the chairs, let alone the contents of the interview, Knight wrote on Facebook, "I am honored to have the patio chairs from my collection become the seat of the most fascinating famous sit down in recent history. It would appear Meghan and Prince Harry got 'Knighted' in a way never anticipated."
A spokesperson for Christopher Knight Home told CNN, "It seems everything the Royals say, do, or touch draws interest. Though we are grateful for the notoriety — the social media response has been tremendous — we remain surprised at the occurrence."
The interview drew more than 17 million viewers in the U.S. alone. Talk about free advertising.