Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced that they will be sitting down with talk show host Oprah Winfrey to discuss their personal feelings and thoughts about being royals in March. Sky News’ royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills explained that this could prove difficult for the Royal Family to handle as the royal couple have previously made clear their annoyances with the Royal Family. While speaking on Sky, Ms Mills highlighted the importance of the timing of this interview as the royal couple approach a review with the Queen following their decision to step down as senior royals a year ago.
The royal expert reiterated how rare it is for members of the Royal Family to give personal interviews and how this adds complexity to the situation.
Ms Mills said: “It has to be said, it is so out of the ordinary for members of the Royal Family to do this kind of tell-all interview.
“You don’t have to look that far back, back in the 1990s, we know what happened when Princess Diana gave that Panorama interview when Prince Charles also gave an interview to Jonathan Dimbleby.
“Both of them talked about the problems in their marriage and I think ever since then, any interview the Royal Family have done they have tried to keep them off those personal topics.
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“Certainly never talking about their own personal feelings.”
The royal expert added Meghan and Harry may again criticise the Royal Family or the Palace, ultimately creating an awkward situation for the monarchy.
She said: “We know that when Harry and Meghan announced that they wanted to step away from royal life last year, they made no secret about how they were feeling.
“We know that when they finished that South Africa tour, they gave an interview then where they talked about not feeling supported.
“It is now almost a year since they stepped away from royal life and we know that when they left the Queen said at the end of March there would be a review to see how these new working arrangements were going.
“The fact that they have decided to do this interview may steer us to the conclusion that Harry and Meghan aren’t entirely happy with how those negotiations have gone.”
Ms Mills closed by noting what topics Meghan and Harry are likely to discuss in the interview.
She said: “We have had a press release that has been released this evening which gives us some idea of the kind of things they are going to talk about in their Oprah interview.
“But it has to be said, this is huge, that they have even decided to do this interview with Oprah.
“We are told that Meghan is going to talk about stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood and her philanthropic work.
“But also, the couple will sit down and talk about their move to the United States.”