“You’ve said some pretty shocking things here,” Oprah tells Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, in a clip from their upcoming sit-down interview.
On Sunday, March 7, from 8 to 10 p.m. PT/ET, when the highly anticipated interview will air on CBS, audiences will find out exactly what those “shocking things” are. Originally slated to be an hour-and-a-half, Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan—in which “no subject was off-limits”—has been extended to a full two hours.
This was one of memorable moments from two trailers, which aired during CBS’s 60 Minutes. A few more? Oprah said that Meghan classified her experiences as “almost unsurvivable.” Oprah then asks: “Were you silent or, were you silenced?”
In the second clip, Prince Harry admitted that he feels a connection to his mother, Princess Diana, who had tension of her own with the royal family during her divorce from Prince Charles. “I can’t imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago. It has been unbelievably tough for her…but at least we have each other,” he said. Harry added that his biggest concern was “history repeating itself,” potentially referring to his mother’s tragic death.
The sit-down interview, which was conducted in Santa Barbara, CA, is poised to be must-see TV. The interview On CBS This Morning, Gayle King let on that Oprah said it was the “best interview” she’s ever done. A year after stepping back from their duties as British royals, the couple is expected to delve into their decision and its aftermath in the interview with Oprah.
According to an official press release, the anticipated special will consist of two sections. First, Oprah will have a one-on-one chat with Meghan, discussing everything from stepping into life as a Royal to marriage and motherhood. In February, the couple announced they are expecting their second child.
Following that segment, Oprah and Meghan will be joined by Prince Harry to talk about the future—and possibly share details about Archie’s younger sibling, who is expected to arrive in the late spring.
The CBS special interview special follows Prince Harry’s in-depth conversation with James Corden, in which he stated that he and his wife stepped back from their royal duties because the British press was “destroying” his mental health.
We don’t know yet what else the interview contains—but we do know the couple is leaning on each other. A year after their ground-breaking decision, Harry said he is “relieved and happy” to be speaking to Oprah—while being seated next to his wife.