Prince Harry 'in discussions' for major US TV show: 'Really serious'

The Duke of Sussex was reportedly 'all in'.

Prince Harry was reportedly "in discussions" to host Saturday Night Live in the lead-up to the January release of his bombshell memoir Spare. The Duke of Sussex embarked on a TV tour for Spare before it was published and appeared on shows such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and 60 Minutes.

Apparently, producers of SNL were keen to get Harry on the show, with reports he was "all in", Page Six reports.

Prince Harry
Prince Harry was reportedly 'in discussions' to appear on a major US TV show to promote his book Spare. Photo: Getty

It's unknown why the discussions stopped, with sources saying people would have "definitely tuned in".

"I know that Harry was all in. He was really serious about doing it — and it would have been great fun as promo for the book," one insider said. "SNL producers have been after Harry for a while. Everyone on the show was really into the idea, and people would definitely have tuned in."


"There's always lots of names in the mix, but Harry was definitely a name being discussed," another source added.

Lorne Michaels, the creator and producer of the show, would reportedly love to have Harry on the show, even if he didn't have anything to promote. A third insider also shared that the Prince could also appear as a "surprise in a sketch" rather than hosting the whole show.

Mikey Day as Prince Harry on Saturday Night Live
Mikey Day as Prince Harry on Saturday Night Live in 2018. Photo: Getty

When Harry appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he chose to have the audience members made up of a group of "hand-selected" veterans.

SNL has previously poked fun at the royal family, with Fred Armisen playing the late Queen, Bill Hader playing Prince Philip and Anne Hathaway as Kate Middleton. Mikey Day has also previously impersonated Prince Harry around the time of his wedding to Meghan Markle.

Harry and Meghan spotted for first time since Spare's release

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan were last spotted at RFK Ripple of Hope Award in New York in December. Photo: Getty

It comes after Prince Harry and Meghan were spotted for the first time together after the release of Spare last month.

The pair was spotted at the vow renewal of their friends and neighbours Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi. It was the first time they were spotted since last year's RFK Ripple of Hope Award in New York in December.

Portia surprised Ellen by wearing a wedding dress, with the talk show host calling her wife the "greatest gift".

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