HARRY and Meghan were last night urged to think of poorly Prince Philip and delay their Oprah TV chat.
Two trailers promising “shocking” royal revelations were released as the frail Duke, 99, moved hospital for heart checks.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been urged to delay their TV interview with Oprah Winfrey
Prince Philip has moved hospital for heart checksCredit: Getty Images – Getty
In the trailers, Harry says he believed Meghan would suffer the same fate as his mother Diana and feared “history repeating itself”.
Meghan is asked why she felt her time as a duchess was “almost unsurvivable”.
The famous talk-show host also wanted to make it “clear to everybody there is no subject that is off limits”.
Philip has been in hospital for a fortnight being treated for an infection.
He was moved to St Bartholomew’s, London, for testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace said.
Trailers for the interview promised ‘shocking’ royal revelations
In the clips holding hands with Meghan in an outdoor location understood to be Santa Barbara, California, Harry 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.”
Meghan is then heard saying: “Yeah.”
Oprah is heard asking Meghan: “Were you silent, or were you silenced?
“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.”
Harry replied: “My biggest concern was history repeating itself.”
Oprah said: “You’ve said some pretty shocking things here. Wait, hold up, wait a minute.”
Royal watchers called for the interview to be shelved until he is out of danger.
Penny Junor, who wrote Prince Harry, Brother, Soldier, Son, said: “It’s bad timing when they’re going to be saying ‘poor us’.”
A senior royal source asked: “Why are they doing it?”
The “primetime special” with Meghan and Harry was initially set to last 90 minutes, but CBS have now reportedly extended that to two hours.
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 inform the monarch of their plans before revealing they’ll chat to the American chat show host.
And she only learned of it when US TV network CBS hurriedly issued a statement on Monday – after a producer working for Ms Winfrey mistakenly alerted ITV of the plans.
Meghan is asked why she felt her time as a Duchess was ‘almost unsurvivable’
Royal watchers called for the interview to be shelved until Philip is out of danger
Philip has been in hospital for a fortnight being treated for an infectionCredit: PA:Press Association
Staff shield the exit with umbrellas alongside an ambulance outside the rear of the King Edward VII Hospital in London where the Duke has spent 13 daysCredit: PA:Press Association
Cops created a path for the ambulance to drive throughCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Police officers stand by as the ambulance leaves the rear of the King Edward VII Hospital
Members of the press stood by as an ambulance left the hospital
Timeline of Philip’s hospital stay
Tuesday February 16 2021 – The duke is admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital on a precautionary basis after feeling unwell.
He travels from Windsor Castle by car.
Philip is said to be in “good spirits” and walks into the private hospital unaided.
He is expected to stay for a few days.
Friday February 19 – Sources say Philip is now expected to remain in hospital for “observation and rest” over the weekend and into the next week.
Saturday February 20 – The Prince of Wales makes a 200 mile-round trip to see his father, spending around half an hour at the hospital.
Tuesday February 23 – Seven days after the duke was admitted, the Palace says he is being treated for an infection and is “comfortable and responding to treatment”, but is not expected to leave hospital for several more days.
The Earl of Wessex says the duke is a “lot better” and looking forward to getting out.
Monday March 1 – Philip is transferred in an ambulance to St Bartholomew’s Hospital for treatment for an infection and testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace says.
The duke is shielded from public view by large umbrellas as he leaves King Edward VII’s Hospital.
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