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.

    For Brits, the interview will be aired at 8pm on Monday 8 March.

    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?

    It’s been confirmed that Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview will be aired in the UK on ITV1 on Monday 8 March .

    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 but Brits won’t have to wait for long to see it on screen here.

    It’s been reported that ITV paid £1million to beat out Sky in the bidding war for the interview – with the BBC and Netflix pulling out of the running early on – despite Meghan and Harry’s contract with Netflix.

    However royal critics have said that airing the interview, if Prince Philip’s uncertain health worsens, would be “would be grossly insensitive and hugely disrespectful”.

    While it’s unknown what ITV’s response would be in this scenario, it’s believed that CBS won’t delay the interview under these circumstances because they hold “no loyalty” to the royals.

    “CBS has sold millions of dollars worth of advertising around the interview, but bosses are aware of the delicacy of the Duke’s heath,” a TV insider told The Mirror.

    “They have no loyalty to the Royal Family, although some feel as though they do to Harry and Meghan.”

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    (Credit: Getty)

    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.

    Two teaser trailers for the interview were released by CBS, showing footage of Harry revealing his worse fear was for “history to repeat itself” in reference to his late mother, Princess Diana.

    He also shared his “relief” over having Meghan by his side, adding that his mother faced a similar turmoil with nobody to support her.

    “I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago, because it’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us. But at least we have each other,” he can be heard telling Oprah.