“Were you silent or were you silenced?”
Oprah Winfrey make things a bit heat up and emotional for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, as they appeared in their first television interview since moving to California last year.
CBS has released two short videos from Winfrey’s interview of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which is scheduled to air on Sunday March 7th. The couple is said to break their long-held silence over their decision of stepping away from royal titles and patronages.
“My biggest concern was history repeating itself,” said Harry, seemingly referring to the fate of his late mother, Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris while being chased by paparazzi. She was 36.
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“I just want to make it clear to everybody there is no subject that’s off-limits,” Winfrey said in the teaser-clip, and went on to ask Meghan, “Were you silent or were you silenced?” and “Almost unsurvivable sounds like there was a breaking point.”
In the teaser clips, Prince Harry is sitting next to her pregnant wife, Meghan, and holding her hand. The couple just announced that they are expecting their second child.
“I am just really relieved and happy to be sitting him talking to you with my wife by my side,” Harry said. “Because I can’t imagine what it must have been like for her (Diana), going through this process by herself all those years ago.”
Before the couple moved to California, they seemed to be struggling with the British tabloid’s treatment of Meghan – whose mother is African-American and father is white man – and she was often subjected to racism, bullying and intense public scrutiny.
Last week, Buckingham Palace released official statement that the couple will not be returning to UK as working members of the Royal Family. Grandmother, the Queen, has officially stripped the couple off their royal titles!
Earlier on Wednesday, Prince Harry made a special appearance on the Late Late Show with James Corden, revealing plenty of details about his personal life including how he fell in love with Meghan, his son Archie and his deteriorating mental health.
He called British press “toxic” for creating a “difficult environment” for him and his family. He said, “It was a really difficult environment, as I think a lot of people saw. We all know what the British press can be like, and it was destroying my mental health. I was like, this is toxic. So I did what any husband and what any father would do. It was like, I need to get my family out of here.”
He insisted that he didn’t “walk away” from the Royal family, “It was stepping back rather than stepping down,” He added.
Fans of the Netflix’s The Crown would know that Queen doesn’t like to be challenged in any way! Ever since the couple announced their sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, the Royal Family would be fretting about what will come out of the interview. Though, the couple ensured that they will not say (or do) anything that could harm The Queen’s reputation or bring any embarrassment to her.
This interview has been compared with the iconic interview of Princess Diana with Martin Bashir in 1995 on BBC’s Panorama, where she revealed shocking details about her married life, toxic media treatment, husband’s marital affairs and her struggles with Bulimia.
Will Diana history be repeating itself? We have to wait till 7th March to find out. Meanwhile, like our Facebook page to get daily updates about your favorite celebrities.