Meghan Markle To Speak With Oprah Winfrey For 'Wide-Ranging' Televised Interview

Olivia Blair
·2-min read

From ELLE

Meghan Markle is to take part in her first televised interview since stepping back as a senior member of the royal family.

The Duchess of Sussex - who confirmed she is expecting her second child over the weekend - will join veteran television host and interviewer Oprah Winfrey for a televised special entitled, Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special, on Sunday March 7.

According to a press release issued by the American broadcaster, Markle will sit down with Winfrey, who is now a good friend of and neighbour of the royal couple, for 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'.

Following the former Suits actor's one-on-one with the celebrated TV personality, they will be joined by Prince Harry and the couple will discuss 'their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family'.

The interview will air on Sunday evening in the US, with 'global distribution' following afterwards. There is currently no indication of where the show might air in the UK.

Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

Since becoming financially independent from the royal family in 2020, the couple have taken part in interviews over Zoom and video calls, with topics largely reserved to their work and charitable projects, with the odd anecdote and update on their lives thrown in.

The interview with Winfrey is expected to be more personal and insightful. Since joining the royal family, the Duchess of Sussex has only taken part in a few interviews like this, firstly with Prince Harry when they announced their engagement and spoke to the BBC's Mishal Husain and secondly when the 39-year-old famously acknowledged to ITV's Tom Bradby the effect being constantly hounded by sections of the UK press were having on her.

Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

This will not be the first royal interview for Winfrey as she has famously spoken to Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York (who was married to Prince Andrew from 1986 to 1996) on several occasions.

Winfrey attended the Sussexes' royal wedding in May 2018 and the group are now believed to be neighbours after the TV executive shared a present her 'neighbour M 👑' had given her for Christmas. Back in 2019, it was also announced that Winfrey and Prince Harry were working on an Apple TV series focussing on mental health together.

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