Just a day remains before a highly-anticipated interview between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and American talk show star Oprah Winfrey will be broadcast on CBS. Britain’s ITV has also bought the £1 million rights to release the already-scandalous programme to the British public.
The Queen does not have “an advance copy” of the Sussexes’ interview with Oprah and Buckingham Palace will have to watch the show “at the same time” as the rest of the world, royal aides told the Mirror.
The circulating excerpts for the pre-recorded programme have already demonstrated to the palace that Prince Harry’s wife is not going to be too nostalgic about her time at the royal household.
In one excerpt aired this week, she was heard accusing the Royal Family of “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and the duke.
In the new one, released Friday, the Duchess of Sussex hailed the fact that she is finally “able to speak” for herself and make her own choices in agreeing to an interview with Oprah – she said this was not the case three years ago. During the interview, Oprah recalled that she had tried to secure Meghan for her programme back in February or March 2018 but the duchess had to turn her “down nicely”, adding that there “will be another time” when the two can talk.
Meghan now reveals that she “wasn’t even allowed to have that conversation” with the TV host personally at that time – the Palace communications team was eavesdropping on her…