When are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Oprah and where can you watch the interview in the UK?

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  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Oprah is set to be watched by millions around the world as the couple speak candidly about their royal life, marriage, becoming parents and more.

    Since the Harry and Meghan Oprah interview was confirmed, there has been considerable amounts of excitement and speculation about the topics they will cover during the exclusive sit down interview with Oprah and to what extent they will address their decision to step back from royal life.

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview is set to be aired in the US, but royal fans are desperate to know how to watch it in the UK and what the tell-all chat will include. Especially now that Prince Harry and Meghan have officially quit the royal family.

    Buckingham Palace announced that the couple ‘confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family’ just days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed they are expecting their second child. These big announcements all came within days of the confirmation that there was going to be an interview with Harry and Meghan on Oprah that would cover some personal topics.

    When is the Harry and Meghan Oprah interview?

    Having now settled into their new home in LA and removed themselves entirely from royal life, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to appear in their Oprah Winfrey special in just a matter of weeks.

    Meghan and Harry have already recorded their sit down interview with Oprah. If you are based in the US, then you can watch the 90 minute chat on Sunday 7 March on US TV channel CBS.

    The couple’s interview isn’t actually Harry and Meghan appearing ‘on Oprah’ as stars used to when the TV legend had her own show, but rather the interview will be shown as part of CBS’s 60 Minutes series and was produced by Oprah’s production company.

    The show, titled Oprah with Meghan and Harry, will be on at 8pm Eastern Time in the US (around 1am on Monday morning in the UK).

    Oprah Winfrey at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding

    Oprah Winfrey at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding in May 2018. (Credit: Getty)

    Where can you watch Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview in the UK?

    Yes, we will be able to watch Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview in the UK, but it’s not yet been confirmed how.

    CBS has confirmed the special will be made available to watch globally, but we don’t know when Meghan and Harry’s Oprah Winfrey interview will be available to watch in the UK yet.

    In the past, 60 Minutes episodes have been shared on the programme’s YouTube channel shortly after airing. It has not yet been confirmed if this will be the case for Meghan and Harry’s interview.

    It’s been reported that ITV is most likely going to be the channel where the interview is aired in the UK, with the likes of Sky and the BBC not in the running to be given rights to show it. Watch this space!

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    (Credit: Getty)

    Despite Meghan and Prince Harry’s new Netflix deal, it is not thought that Netflix will enter the bidding war to air the interview and the BBC have confirmed that they are not either, with Sky pulling out too.

    What will Meghan talk about in her Oprah interview?

    Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview is said to be “wide-ranging” and feature “intimate” conversations with the couple about their family life, their time in the royal family and more.

    In a CBS statement shared by Omid Scobie – who is one of the authors of Finding Freedom, the biography about Meghan and Harry – it was confirmed that the couple’s Oprah interview will mainly focus on Meghan, with Prince Harry joining towards the end.

    Meghan is said to “cover everything from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood and philanthropic work, to how she is handling life under intense public pressure.”

    The statement goes on to say: “Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.”

    It’s also been claimed that Meghan and Harry will address the “tensions” between them and the royal family.

    There is a lot of tension between them and the Royal Family. The interview is going to shine a light on what they have been through. Meghan and Harry are relieved they are away from it all,” a source told E! news.

    They couple are said to have discussed mental health and the impact the spotlight on them as a couple has had on their mental wellbeing.