Meghan Markle donned a floor-length black dress as she cradled her blossoming baby bump and sat in front of Oprah Winfrey for the 90-minute CBS interview.
Prince Harry has revealed that his ‘biggest fear was history repeating itself’ and that leaving the Royal Family was ‘unbelievably tough’ in a dramatic new teaser for his and Meghan’s ‘shocking’ interview with Oprah.
Pregnant Meghan was silent in the short clip, as she sat with her hand gently resting on her baby bump.
But Oprah asks her about a comment she appears to have made in their 90-minute interview, about how she found life as a royal ‘almost un-survivable.’ ‘”Almost un-survivable” sounds like there was a breaking point,’ Oprah commented, before asking the former Suits actress; ‘Were you silent or were you silenced?’
Harry, clearly reflecting on his mother Princess Diana’s troubled life, later told the talk show host that ‘biggest fear’; ‘history repeating itself.
Oprah, who seemed stunned by the candor of the couple, later told them: ‘You’ve said some pretty shocking things here’.
The teaser will raise fears at the Buckingham Palace that the interview will be a no-holds barred airing of the couple’s feud with the Royals – weeks after their ‘petulant’ and ‘horribly disrespectful’ swipe at The Queen telling her ‘service is universal’ left Prince William and courtiers furious. The way the couple blindsided the Palace and the Queen with the Oprah deal also created anger and prompted the announcement that they would lose their royal patronages.
In a second, 30-second teaser posted Sunday, Harry said he was ‘relieved’ to be opening up with Meghan by his side – and said he can’t imagine what his mother went through ‘going through this process by herself.’
‘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.
‘Because it’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us but at least we have each other.’
Oprah’s very rare sit-down interview with Prince Harry and Meghan is scheduled to air on CBS at 8pm on March 7.
Oprah called her interview with the royal couple ‘the best she has ever done’, according to her best friend Gayle King.
King, 66, who is an anchor for CBS, made the comments on This Morning on Friday while reporting on the Duke of Sussex’s appearance on James Corden’s Late Late Show.
King said the interview with Oprah, which was filmed before Harry’s appearance with Corden, is the couple’s ‘first major broadcast interview since giving up their senior royal duties.’
‘I’ve heard from reliable sources, this is Oprah talking, that it’s the best interview she’s ever done so I’m curious. That’s saying something,’ King said.
King revealed on February 16 that Oprah had been given permission to ask Harry and Meghan ‘anything she wanted’ and that ‘nothing was off limits’ during the interview.
News of the interview likely sparked fresh fears for Buckingham Palace over what embarrassing revelations could come to light – particularly in the wake of the Queen’s decision to remove the couple’s remaining royal patronages and honorary titles, a move that prompted the Sussexes to bite back in a petty public statement.
On Monday, it was revealed that the Queen address the UK in a pre-recorded speech that will air on BBC One before the interview with Harry and Meghan.
The Queen was due to attend the annual Commonwealth Service on March 8 – but this has been cancelled for the first time in nearly half a century due to COVID-19, Westminster Abbey announced on Monday.
Instead, the Queen has chosen to share her annual message 24 hours earlier with a show of support from Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.
The Royal Family will also take part in the Queen’s A Celebration For Commonwealth Day show, hosted by Anita Rani to share their royal perspectives on the importance of Britain’s Commonwealth links.
Meghan Markle in her best vindictiveness and glory. So there take that Brits, I stole your lame Prince and I’m going to make him pay every day for ruining my career!
To that, we say WHAT CAREER!
Thank you, Anon