Oprah announces interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the couple's first sit-down since engagement

John Medina / Stringer / Chris Jackson / Getty ImagesOprah Winfrey will interview Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for a new CBS special.
  • Oprah Winfrey is interviewing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for an exclusive CBS special.
  • The trio will discuss the Sussex’s move to the US in the special, according to a CBS press release.
  • Markle and Winfrey will also talk about her life as a royal, mother, and wife in the public eye.
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CBS will air an exclusive interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their friend, Oprah Winfrey.

The network announced Monday it will air “Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A Primetime Special,” on Sunday, March 7. HARPO Productions, Winfrey’s production company, is producing the special.

The special will be Markle’s first TV interview since she won her legal battle against the British Mail on Sunday on February 11, marking a new step in the couple’s fight for fair treatment from the tabloid press. It’s also their first sit-down interview since their engagement, People reported.

The majority of the interview will be an “intimate conversation” between Winfrey and Meghan Markle, according to a CBS press release provided to Insider.

Markle and Winfrey will discuss “everything from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how [Markle] is handling life under intense public pressure,” the press release said.

Winfrey, who attended the couple’s wedding, was one of the first major celebrities to speak out in support of Harry and Markle’s decision to leave the royal family, as Insider’s Mikhaila Friel previously reported.

Oprah winfrey royal weddingWPA Pool/Getty ImagesOprah Winfrey at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

In a January 2020 interview with TMZ, Winfrey said she supported the duke and duchess “1,000 per cent,” adding that it was a personal choice and that nobody had “any right to say anything” regarding the couple’s decision.

Winfrey is also now the couple’s neighbour, as she lives near their California home.

Following Markle and Winfrey’s discussion, Prince Harry will join the pair later in the special to talk about the couple’s move to the United States and their growing family, as stated in the press release.

The duke and duchess announced they were expecting their second child on Valentine’s Day. The news of the pregnancy comes after Markle’s miscarriage in the summer of 2020.

Harry and Meghan announce they are expecting a second childMisan HarrimanHarry and Meghan announce they are expecting a second child

The duke and duchess recently won their lawsuit against the British Mail on Sunday after the newspaper published portions of letters Markle wrote to her father. A judge sided with Markle in the case after months of litigation. Markle said she was “grateful to the courts for holding Associated Newspapers and The Mail on Sunday to account for their illegal and dehumanising practices” in a statement provided to Insider.

The duke and duchess have sued multiple media outlets over their coverage of the royal couple, particularly regarding tabloids’ treatment of Markle.

It was unclear at press time whether Markle and Harry would directly discuss their relationship with the press in the CBS special.

The special will air on Sunday March 7 from 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

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