"There is no subject that's off limits," Oprah says as she talks about the explosive topics discussed with the young royals, and possibly the most likable ones of the British monarchy.
Prince Harry and Meghan Marke are not new to controversy. Last year, the Royal couple stepped down from their roles as working members of the family to have a private life, away from the prying eyes of the media, especially because they wanted their son Archie to have a normal life. According to Buzzfeed News, the Queen gave them 12 months to try out their new life and to return back to their old jobs if they wanted to. It has often been mentioned that she shared a special bond with Harry among all her grandchildren so it wouldn't seem surprising that the Queen made concessions for her favorite grandson.
A first look teaser of Oprah's recent CBS interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been released, and it has caused quite the buzz because Winfrey makes it clear to the viewers that "there is no subject that's off limits". At one point, the teaser hints that Meghan spills the beans on living under scrutiny while in the royal family, as Oprah says it was "almost unsurvivable," according to Ladbible.
In the short teaser that CBS released, Oprah seems rather taken aback by the things the married couple told her as she says, "You've said some pretty shocking things here... wait, hold up, wait a minute."
Then, Winfrey asked Meghan, "were you silenced or were you silenced?" but her answer remains a suspense and viewers will only get to know about it when the interview airs. At one point, the host asked the Duchess, "Almost unsurvivable, sounds like there was a breaking point?" The clip then cuts to Harry answering that his biggest fear was history repeating itself, insinuating at his mother’s sudden death by accident while being chased by the paparazzi, according to ITV.
"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 has been unbelievably tough for the two of us but at least we had each other," said Harry as he sat clutching the arms of his wife.
Their interview comes a day after Harry’s appearance on the US talk show The Late Late Show, in which he told host James Cordon the “toxic” atmosphere created by the British press is what forced him and his family to leave the UK. He revealed that "It was never walking away from the royal family. It was stepping back rather than stepping down."
After the first clip of Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah are released, @piersmorgan says the couple only want positive media coverage.— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) March 1, 2021
He says ‘it doesn’t get any more embarrassing’ for Prince Harry than being interviewed on an open-top bus while saying he wants privacy. pic.twitter.com/lZeq9bmSc9
"It was a really difficult environment," he went on. "We all know what the British press can be like, and it was destroying my mental health. I was like, 'This is toxic.' So I did what any husband and father would do — I was like, 'I need to get my family out of here.'"
"But we never walked away," he added. "As far as I'm concerned, whatever decisions are made on that side, I will never walk away. I will always be contributing."
"My life is always going to be about public service," he continued. "And Meghan signed up to that. The two of us enjoy doing that — trying to bring some compassion and trying to make people happy, and trying to change the world in whatever small way we can."
During the interview, he also went on to say that the couple and their baby boy, who is soon to become a big brother, have settled into their life after moving to Santa Barbara last year.
You can watch Prince Harry's full interview with James Cordon here:
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