PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s much anticipated tell-all interview is set to air in the UK today.
ITV has paid a seven-figure sum to show the explosive TV event, with the broadcaster pipping Sky and Discovery for the explosive sit-down with Oprah Winfrey – their first since quitting the Royal Family in 2020.
Harry and Meghan tell-all chat airs on ITV today (Monday)Credit: CBS
What time is Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview on ITV?
Popular drama Unforgotten has been moved in the schedules to accommodate the chat.
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Managing Director Media & Entertainment, said: “This interview is already a national talking point and ITV is pleased to be able to offer UK audiences the opportunity to see it.”
ITV previously aired Harry and Meghan: An African Journey in October 2019, where journalist Tom Bradby — one of Prince Harry’s closest allies in the British media — famously asked Markle whether she was “OK”.
What are expected to the the key themes?
Gayle King previously said nothing would be off-limits in the interview with chat show queen Oprah.
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, is expected to speak about topics ranging from “stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work, to how she is handling life under intense public pressure”.
Preview clips showed Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan holding hands in footage believed to have been filmed in Santa Barbara – but not the couple’s house.
At one point, Harry told Oprah his concerns history would repeat itself, hinting at the tragic death of his mother Princess Diana.
Meghan also talks to Oprah one-on-one during the chatCredit: CBS
He said: “You know 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 must have been like for her, going through this process by herself. All those years ago.
“Because it’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we had each other.”
In another clip, Oprah is heard asking Meghan: “Were you silent, or were you silenced?”
She then added: “I just want to make it clear to everybody there is no subject that is off limits.
“Almost unsurvivable, sounds like there was a breaking point.”
ITV’s royal editor has said the interview is likely to raise the issue of race in Britain.
Chris Ship revealed Meghan discussed her experience of being mixed race in the UK when she met with Oprah for their upcoming TV chat.
It’s been reported the Queen was “blindsided” by Harry and Meghan’s announcement of a “tell-all” interview with Oprah.
The royal couple apparently failed to tell Her Majesty their plans before revealing they’ll chat to the American chat show host.
But a source close to the couple suggested they did not want to upset the Queen with the tell-all chat.