Queen Elizabeth II to provide televised speech hours earlier than airing of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s ‘contoversial’ Oprah Winfrey interview
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle introduced final week the ‘intimate’ interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which they’re anticipated to air their grievances about how they had been handled contained in the household following their fairy story marriage ceremony in 2018.
Queen Elizabeth II will seem on tv to have fun the Commonwealth on 7 March — the identical day as her grandson Harry’s eagerly-anticipated however controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey will air.
She’s going to share her annual message to mark Commonwealth Day, which is on 8 March this yr, in a particular programme on BBC One that may change the same old annual service, which has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Her look will come simply hours earlier than Harry and his spouse Meghan Markle inform the world about why they left the royal household, in a transfer that has reportedly angered its remaining members.
Westminster Abbey, the place the annual service was to have been held, mentioned Monday the programme will even contain Harry’s father Prince Charles, elder brother Prince William, and different senior royals.
Harry and Meghan introduced final week the “intimate” interview with the US chat present host, during which they’re anticipated to air their grievances about how they had been handled contained in the household following their fairy story marriage ceremony in 2018.
Shortly after revealing the interview, Buckingham Palace introduced the couple had completely stop royal duties, simply over a yr after they rocked the monarchy by asserting plans to “step again” from their roles.
The Queen ordered the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they’re formally identified, to relinquish their honorary titles and patronages following the affirmation that they’d not be returning as working royals.
The couple relocated to america final yr, in a transfer dubbed “Megxit” by the British press, and have since launched into a number of business ventures there together with profitable tie-ups with the streaming platforms Netflix and Spotify.
They introduced on Valentine’s Day that they’re anticipating their second little one, and likewise hit the headlines earlier this month when Meghan received her high-profile privateness declare in opposition to a British newspaper group for publishing a non-public letter that she wrote to her estranged father.
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