Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey is set to air this weekend.
It’s the first time the couple have sat down together for a televised interview since they announced their engagement back in 2017.
Since then, the pair have married, had their first child together, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, and stepped down from their roles as senior royals.
However, some are advising that given Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband, is currently in hospital, the airing of the interview should be postponed.
Royal biographer Phil Dampier questioned that Prince Philip’s health is currently touch-and-go, while royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams, told the Daily Mail, that if something were to happen to the Duke of Edinburgh, the interview “would look terrible”.
However, he pointed out, “Even if Harry and Meghan wanted to stop it, they probably can’t and it’s out of their hands.”
Despite reservations from some, the palace is reportedly not fussed about the interview, per the Daily Telegraph UK.
“The family is very worried about Philip and their thoughts are very much with him rather than this Oprah interview,” a reported royal aide said. “They have much more important things to worry about.”
Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah
The first trailer for the interview was released on Sunday, with the Duchess of Sussex first appearing with Winfrey solo.
“I just want to make it clear to everybody there is no subject that’s off-limits,” the famous talk show host says in the preview. She later directly asks Meghan, “Were you silent or were you silenced?”
Prince Harry then joins his pregnant wife for the interview. He candidly says, “My biggest concern was history repeating itself.”
It’s set to be an explosive 90-minute interview with the couple at their new home in Montecito, California.
Winfrey even says at the end of the first 30-second preview, “You’ve said some pretty shocking things here.”
A second preview was also released, with Prince Harry discussing his mother, Princess Diana and comparing how they were treated to her.
“You know, for me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you with my wife by my side,” he admits. “Because I can’t begin to imagine what it must’ve been like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago.”
The Duke of Sussex also added that while it had been “unbelievably tough” for the pair, “at least we have each other”.
It looks as though it’s definitely set to be a gripping interview.
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