On interview eagerly awaited, and feared by the royal family of England. On Sunday March 7, the American channel CBS will broadcast a two-hour interview between Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Buckingham Palace feared the worst in recent weeks. The excerpts broadcast during the Golden Globes ceremony, Sunday, February 28, could not help. In these short sequences, Prince Harry is heard talking about his past and the tragic death of his mother, Princess Diana. He draws a parallel with what his wife Meghan Markle suffered when he arrived in royalty and says he was afraid that history will repeat itself.
Prince Harry’s decision to step down from the monarchy in early 2020 and move to the United States with Meghan Markle shook the British monarchy. “My biggest worry was that history was repeating itself,” said Prince William’s younger brother, referring to the death of his mother, who was killed in a 1997 accident in Paris while trying to ‘escape the paparazzi who were chasing her.
“It was incredibly hard for both of us”
The Duke of Sussex has long had a difficult relationship with the British tabloids, and recently said British press pressure “is destroying (s) one’s sanity”. “I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting there talking to you with my wife by my side,” Prince Harry says, holding Meghan’s hand, in this interview. “Because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her (Diana) to go through this process, alone, all these years,” he added. “It’s been incredibly hard for both of us, but at least we’re together. ”
Prince Harry, 36, sixth in the order of succession to the British crown, has repeatedly denounced media pressure on his couple and made it the main reason for his withdrawal from the royal family, effective since April 2020. Buckingham Palace announced on February 19 that the couple will lose their last titles, including the military titles of the prince to which he is very attached. Meghan Markle, former actress, will lose her charitable patronages.
Harry and Meghan, with their son Archie, live in a luxury villa near Los Angeles, and have already signed contracts with the Netflix and Spotify platforms. The couple announced on Valentine’s Day that they were expecting a second child.