Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s sit-down interview with the US chatshow host will air in the US on Sunday night, with ITV running the programme at 9pm the following day. The Royal Family are said to be on tenterhooks as to what the couple discuss in the two-hour show, and are particularly worried the Duchess will open up about her fraught relationship with Kate.
Meghan reportedly fell out with Kate in the lead up to her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.
The pair are believed to have rowed over a wedding dress fitting and the outfit requirements for Kate’s daughter, Princess Charlotte.
A royal insider told the Sun: “If she has chosen to speak candidly about her time with Kate then the damage that could be done to the monarchy is vast.
“She has the power to lay bare just how bad things really were between her, Harry, William and Kate.”
The Royal Family is fearful Meghan Markle will open up about her alleged rift with Kate
Meghan Markle and Kate reportedly fell out ahead of Meghan and Harry’s wedding
The source also described the interview as “Meghan’s nuclear option”.
The interview is set to watched by millions of viewers across the globe, with American broadcaster’s CBS peaking interest in the show by teasing short clips from their pre-recorded chat.
Clips released this week have set the tone of the interview and anticipated the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have addressed both Megxit and their relationship with the Royal Family.
In a teaser released on Thursday, Oprah asked Meghan how she felt knowing the palace would watch her speaking her truth.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah will air in the US tomorrow night
The Duchess replied: “I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.
“And if that comes with risk of losing things, I mean, I’ve…there’s a lot that’s been lost already.”
Yesterday, CBS’ This Morning exclusively aired another teaser, in which Meghan said it was “liberating” to be able to choose whether to do an interview or not after abiding by the palace’s protocol as senior royal.
She said: “As an adult who lived a really independent life to then go into this construct that is…different than I think what people imagine it to be it’s really liberating to be able to have the right and privilege in some ways to be able to say yes, I mean, I’m ready to talk.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stood down as senior members of the Royal Family last year
CBS announced in February the interview would cover a broad range of topics, from motherhood to Meghan and Harry’s hopes and plans for the future.
The chat has been split in two parts, with Meghan speaking first alone with Oprah before being joined by the Duke of Sussex.
Prince Harry is also expected to touch upon the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
In one of the first trailers released this week, the Duke seemed to draw a comparison between his royal exit and his mother, who was stripped of her title after the Waleses’ divorce in 1996.
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He said: “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.
“It’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we have each other.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK