Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reportedly Offered $1M for a Tell-All Interview

And Meghan apparently wants to invite cameras into their Malibu home to document their post-royal life.

  • Now that they've completed their royal exit, some insiders wonder if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) will grant a tell-all interview.
  • Page Six (opens in new tab) reports that the Sussexes have reportedly been offered $1M for such an interview and that Oprah is the leading contender to conduct it.
  • A source close to the couple claims that Meghan is pushing Harry to allow cameras to come into their new home and give fans a look at their post-royal life, as well.

It's generally understood that working royals don't grant tell-all interviews (opens in new tab)—and they certainly wouldn't get paid to grant said interviews. But, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no longer working royals (opens in new tab), so speculation is currently running rampant that they could do both.

According to Page Six (opens in new tab) (quoting sources who spoke with the Daily Star), the Sussexes have reportedly been offered a cool million (opens in new tab) to do sit-down, tell-all interview. 

"Sources close to the Duchess revealed Oprah Winfrey is a favorite to quiz Meghan on her bombshell exit with Harry from 'the Firm,'" Page Six wrote, quoting from the Daily Star's piece.

The report goes on to suggest that Meghan is pushing Harry (opens in new tab) to "allow cameras to film their home and family life" as a way to win back public support after their controversial royal exit this spring. If a Cribs-style tour (opens in new tab) of the Sussexes' Malibu mansion (opens in new tab) sounds amazing to you, then keep your fingers cross because Harry is said to be "giving 'serious consideration' to the proposal."

While a televised home tour would certainly rake in big bucks for the couple, who are actively working toward achieving "financial independence" (opens in new tab) to pay for, among other things, their reportedly $2.5 million-a-year security detail (opens in new tab), the sources sharing these maybe-plans say Harry and Meghan probably wouldn't keep any money (opens in new tab) they netted from such an opportunity.

"Meghan wants to donate all the money to charity—probably the NHS after the incredible efforts of all the frontline workers," the source added.

If Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab) do decide to grant a high-profile, tell-all interview about their decision to step back from their roles as working senior members of the royal family, it wouldn't be the first time a disgruntled royal went rogue. In 1995, Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, sat down with the BBC (opens in new tab) to share her side of the story in her split from Prince Charles. Some royal insiders think Meghan could make a similar bombshell move.

"When she was part of the Royal Family (opens in new tab), it would have been unthinkable for her to do a solo interview with anyone about her life and how being a princess has changed her world," the source told the Star. "But now she’s very much her own boss and it has put her under pressure feeling that the public have lost their 'love' for her and Harry ­after they took the big step of­ ­going on their own."


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Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.