Millions of people are waiting with baited breath for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exclusive “tell-all” interview with Oprah Winfrey, which is slated to air Sunday, March 7, on CBS. However Page Six reports that royal insiders say Harry’s older brother, Prince William, certainly isn’t one of them.
The interview, which has been described as an “intimate conversation,” is 90 minutes long. “Winfrey will speak with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure,” CBS said in a statement, as reported by People. “Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.”
Royal expert Katie Nicholl explained that, because the couple has left the royal family, they’re no longer required to get approval from the Palace before they participate in interviews and speak about certain topics (via ET).
Previous tell-all interviews have caused a PR frenzy for the royal family
As Page Six pointed out, concerns about Harry and Meghan’s tell-all interview partially stem from previous royal tell-alls — namely Princess Diana’s 1995 BBC interview with Martin Bashir. During the interview, Diana bluntly addressed the dissolution of her marriage to Prince Charles with a statement that stunned and horrified the royal family. “Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded,” she said, referring to Charles’ relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles.
Although the entire royal family is on edge as they await the interview, William is particularly concerned because his relationship with his brother has become strained in recent years. Although Harry tactfully handled a question on the subject during a 2019 interview with Tom Bradby on ITV News, the Oprah special could potentially be a different story. Winfrey’s best friend Gayle King emphasized that “nothing is off limits,” per Page Six.
It’s no coincidence that Harry and Meghan chose to work with Winfrey on their tell-all interview. “She is a close friend of theirs and neighbor, she’s gotten to know the couple and Meghan’s mother, Doria, very well over the last few years and she has really become a part of the Sussexes’ inner sanctum, someone who they trust,” Nicholl told ET. “She is someone in their inner circle, and clearly Meghan and Harry both feel comfortable about sitting down with Oprah on this no-holds-barred interview.”
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