Meghan and Harry to sit down for TV tell-all with Oprah

Penny Burfitt
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

They just announced they are expecting a baby and now Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have agreed to an explosive tell-all interview with arguably the world's biggest talk show host, Oprah Winfrey. 

However, it seems the royal family were unaware of the duo's plans.

Meghan Markle The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex Oprah Winfrey tell-all announcement
Harry and Meghan will lift the lid on their very private lives in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. Photo: Getty Images

The pair, who have remained largely tight-lipped on everything from their revolutionary split from the family, to their LA life with Archie and now bub number 2 on the way, will finally speak out in the chat with Oprah Winfrey.

The interview will be a 90-minute special to air within the month on US channel CBS.

In an announcement, the network revealed the 'intimate' chat will air on March 7.

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“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,” the statement from CBS revealed on Tuesday.

“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.”

Oprah Winfrey talk show host in image as she is announced as Meghan Harry interviewer
Oprah will interview Meghan and later Meghan and Harry in the CBS special to be aired March 7. Photo: Getty Images

Royals unaware of Oprah plans

In a statement to the press, Buckingham Palace hinted the royals had no idea of the pair's move, simply stating Harry and Meghan are under no obligation to inform them of their plans.

“As non working members of the royal family they are under no obligation to inform the royal household of such plans,” the palace said in the statement.

The very short response from the Palace indicates that the Oprah interview hadn't reached any royal ears before news broke, and with everything on the table from pregnancy to Harry and Meghan's royal exit, it looks like an inside glimpse at the workings of the family could be on the cards.

The decision to appear with Oprah is a mammoth one for the royal couple, who during their time as senior members of the royal family were subject to intense pressure from the press, and the demands of maintaining the reputation and neutrality of the royal family.

Since leaving, the pair have not gone into any detail on their experience of stepping away from royal life, meaning the Oprah special will be the first direct commentary fans of the duo will get on the experience.

US presenter Oprah Winfrey arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle
Oprah attended the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Photo: Getty Images

Oprah attended the Duke and Duchesses royal wedding back in 2018, and remains a close friend and a neighbour, also residing in the luxurious Montecito neighbourhood where the pair have a sprawling mansion.

The news comes after the world reacted to the pair's adorable pregnancy announcement on Monday, after a statement and photo of the soon to be new parents was released to the media.

“We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother," they said in a joint statement. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”

The pair announced the joyous news with a stunning black and white snap taken in the gardens of their Californian mansion.

In the photo, Harry can be seen resting his hand on Meghan's head as she lies in his lap cradling her bump.

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