The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have opened up to the US chat show host in a programme which airs on March 7. Royal expert Omid Scobie took to Twitter to quote Oprah’s friend Gayle King as saying it is the “best interview she’s ever done”.
Mr Scobie cited Gayle as saying: “I’ve heard from reliable sources – this is Oprah talking – that it’s the best interview she’s ever done. I think that’s saying something!”
The Royal Family is likely to be bracing for the interview after Harry’s appearance on The Late Late Show.
The Duke spoke to host James Cordon about Megxit and even revealed what the Queen bought his son Archie for Christmas.
The Sussexes’ intimate interview with Oprah airs in a 90-minute special on CBS at 8pm in the US next Sunday, which will be in the early hours of Monday in the UK.
Former actress Meghan will discuss royal life, before she is joined by Harry to chat about their move to America and future plans.
CBS said in a statement: “Winfrey will speak with Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure.
“Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.”
But a YouGov poll earlier this month found almost half of those questioned thought the interview was inappropriate (46 percent), while just a third (29 percent) said it was the right thing to do.
Meghan and Harry, who are living in California and expecting their second child, quit royal duties in March 2020 and it was last week confirmed Megxit would be permanent.
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