Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and CBS whetted public appetites ahead of their two-hour special interview with a slew of video teases.
Now is the time for the royal kickoff for Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special.
Markle kicked off the interview by revealing that she knows the gender of her second child and will reveal it later in the interview.
Winfrey said there was no deal, no forbidden topic, and the duo were not being paid for the interview.
Markle said she got married “naively” and didn’t know much about the royal family. “I didn’t look for my husband online,” she said, adding that she “didn’t fully understand what the job was either.”
How to watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview from Oprah tonight
There wasn’t a huge “formality” when she first met the Queen, Markle revealed. Harry asked if Markle knew how to curtsy and that’s when “the penny fell”. “I made a very deep curtsy,” she said.
She added that growing up in Los Angeles, she saw celebrities all the time. “It’s not the same,” she said.
After the first commercial break, Oprah donned her ‘rubber boots’ to check on the couple’s chickens, a time when Markle revealed they actually tied the knot three days before the Royal wedding.
“Everything changed” in the story after the wedding when the British press reported that Markle made Kate Middleton cry – which Markle said never happened.
Winfrey spoke to the former Suits star to talk about everything from coming into Royal’s life, marriage, motherhood, her philanthropic work and how she manages life under pressure. intense public before being joined by her husband to talk about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their growing family.
Buckingham Palace was on defense before the interview, which won’t be seen in full in the UK until Monday night, when it airs on ITV.
The Royal Spin Team told Sunday newspapers that Queen Elizabeth II will avoid airing and focus on her commitments this week, including hopefully welcoming her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh to the home of the ‘hospital.
It comes as Buckingham Palace took the unprecedented decision to launch an investigation into the bullying allegations made against Markle in 2018, while she was based at Kensington Palace. The Times Of London obtained an email sent in October 2018 from Jason Knauf, a former communications manager for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in which he claimed that Markle “may have intimidated two AMs out of the house.”
Many royal watchers have pointed out that Buckingham Palace has yet to open an investigation into Prince Andrew’s actions linked to his friendship with convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew was the subject of the last big royal television interview and it didn’t go particularly well for Queen Elizabeth’s son.
The special is produced by Harpo Productions. The executive producers are Terry Wood and Tara Montgomery, the co-executive producer is Brian Piotrowicz.