Oprah Winfrey to Interview Harry and Megan – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Explain Royal Exit

Harry and Megan – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to give their first televised interview since walking away from royal duties. Harry and Meghan will speak to Oprah Winfrey for a two-part primetime special due to be aired by CBS on 7 March.

The sit-down chat will start with the duchess talking about “everything from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure”, the network said.

The show will be aired just a few weeks before the one-year anniversary of the couple ending their roles as senior royals on 31 March.

CBS said in a statement: “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 announcement was made a day after the couple confirmed that they were expecting their second child and follows the Meghan’s High Court victory in a privacy claim against The Mail on Sunday.

Oprah Winfrey is a personal friend of Meghan and attended her royal wedding in May 2018, and there was speculation at the time the couple were likely to be interviewed by the celebrity.

Oprah has interviewed hundreds of celebrities ranging from Tom Cruise and Madonna to former president Barack Obama.