Celebrity American talk show host Oprah Winfrey recently interviewed British Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle. The episode is scheduled to air on March 7.
The 90-minute “Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” will air March 7. Winfrey knows the couple well. She attended their wedding in 2018 and lives near them in Montecito, California.
In a promotional clip that was aired recently from the interview, it already seems like Harry and Meghan will be addressing a bunch of topics that the royals have stayed silent on so far – from Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, to what led them to quit royal life — this interview will clear the air on a lot of things.
Harry and Meghan sat opposite Winfrey and side-by-side, holding hands during the interview that was conducted in a lush garden setting. Meghan, who recently announced she is pregnant with the couples second child, wore an empire-style black dress with embroidery. Harry wore a light gray suit and white dress shirt, minus a tie.
Prince Harry on late mother, Diana
In the interview, Harry invoked the memory of his late mother, Princess Diana, who had to find her way alone after she and Prince Charles divorced.
“I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side, 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,” Harry said, adding, “because it’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us.”
“But at least we have each other,” Harry said, in a clip from the interview special, which is scheduled to air March 7 on CBS and the following day in Britain. Diana was shown in a photo holding toddler Harry as he made the comments. His mother died in 1997 of injuries suffered in a car crash.
Harry and Meghan on the royal split
Prince Harry says the process of separating from royal life has been very difficult for him and his wife, Meghan.
Harry and Meghan stepped away from full-time royal life in March 2020, unhappy at media scrutiny and the strictures of their roles. They cited what they described as the intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media toward the duchess, who is African American.
It was agreed the situation would be reviewed after a year. On Friday, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the couple will not be returning to royal duties and Harry will give up his honorary military titles — a decision that makes formal, and final, the couple’s split from the royal family.
The pair, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, verified “they will not be returning as working members of the Royal Family.”
Prince Harry’s biggest fear
Prince Harry told Winfrey that he had worried about history repeating itself.
“My biggest concern was history repeating itself,” Harry said, apparently referring to his mother Princess Diana, who was hounded by the British press and died at age 36 in a car crash in Paris after her divorce from Prince Charles. “It’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we had each other,” Harry added.
Before they moved to California, the couple had complained about the British tabloids’ treatment of Meghan, whose father is white and mother is African-American, some of which they said amounted to bullying or racism.
(With inputs from AP)