Update, 3/3: Tonight, CBS released a second trailer for the anxiously awaited Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle-Oprah sitdown that will happen this Sunday and, man, if we didn't already have our popcorn ready, we do now.
In the 30-second clip—this time just of Oprah and Meghan—the media icon asks the Duchess of Sussex how she feels "about the palace hearing you speak your truth today." In response, Meghan questions how "the Firm" (a somewhat notorious nickname for the Royal Family) could expect her and Harry to be "silent," and that people within Buckingham Palace are "perpetuating falsehoods."
The trailer comes on the heels of the bombshell report in The Times [of London] yesterday that there was a complaint of bullying against Meghan back in 2018, which the Sussexes' lawyers called a "smear campaign" and which Buckingham Palace is now vowing to have their HR department review. (It should be noted that the interview was taped before the Times story came out.)
We cannot wait to see what else Meghan has to say on Sunday.
Original post, Sunday 2/28: Since CBS announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will appear in a tell-all interview with Oprah, we’ve all been on the edge of our seats awaiting the new revelations about our favorite couple. And it looks like things get deep: According to Oprah, “there is no subject that's off-limits.”
“Were you silent, or were you silenced?” she asks Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a newly released clip from their candid interview special.
Last year, the Sussexes stepped back as senior royals and moved to Montecito, California with their one-year old son Archie Harrison, spending the holidays away from the royal family. The couple, who are expecting baby no. 2 , also announced recently that they have permanently resigned from their duties as working royals. Apparently life before their departure was “shocking,” with Oprah describing the situation as reaching a “breaking point.” This is the first interview they’ve done together since stepping down from their duties.
In the first clip, Harry confesses that he feared that Meghan would end up like his mother, the late Princess Diana. An emotional Harry tells Oprah, “My biggest concern was history repeating itself,” alluding to his mother’s struggles.
“For me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side, because I can’t begin to imagine what it was like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago. It has been unbelievably tough for her...but at least we have each other," Prince Harry says in the second clip.
"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. 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," according to a press release from CBS.
In the run-up to the primetime event, Gayle King reported that Oprah believes the interview to be the “best she’s ever done.” The special airs on Sunday, March 7, from 8 to 10 p.m ET.