On Sunday evening, CBS released sneak peek clips of Meghan and Harry’s upcoming “primetime” interview with American TV legend Oprah Winfrey. The discussion is expected to be “intimate” and “wide-ranging”, touching upon their experience as members of the Royal Family.
Last year, Meghan and Harry decided to step back as senior working royals which Buckingham Palace this month confirmed is a permanent move.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ interview is understood to have taken place over a week ago.
The majority of the 90-minute special is expected to be a conversation between Ms Winfrey and Meghan with Harry accompanying his wife later in the chat, according to reports.
In a trailer for the interview, released on Sunday evening, the Duke told Ms Winfrey: “My biggest concern was history repeating itself.”
In a separate clip, Prince Harry told the TV host: “For me I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side.”
A picture of Princess Diana holding a young Harry then appears on screen while the Duke added: “Because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago.
“Because it has been unbelievably tough for the two of us but at least we had each other.”
Meghan then added: “Yeah.”
“Almost un-survivable sounds like there was a breaking point.”
The interview will be broadcast on Sunday on American TV channel CBS.
There is understood to be a bidding war between UK broadcasters, but not the BBC, for international rights of the “primetime” special.
An insider told the Daily Mail: “It’s not just about the money, it’s about the biggest possible UK audience hearing what Meghan has to say.
“Yes, this is primarily designed for the US, but she felt she was silenced for so long in the UK and now she gets to have her say.”
Earlier this month, sources close to the couple told the Evening Standard that Meghan and Harry are determined not to upset the Queen during their interview.
In the interview with Ms Winfrey, Meghan is seen holding her baby bump.
The Sussexes announced earlier this month that they are expecting their second child.
The couple have not confirmed when Meghan is due to give birth but some royal commentators have predicted that she is about five months pregnant.
During a recent interview with James Corden, for the US programme The Late Late Show, Prince Harry said the British press created a “difficult environment” and insisted he did not step away from royal duties.
He continued: “It was stepping back rather than stepping down.”
The Duke added: “I will never walk away. I will always be contributing.”
Published at Mon, 01 Mar 2021 04:55:30 +0000