Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first televised interview since leaving office as working members of the royal family will be a boundless affair. On Monday it was announced that Oprah Winfrey will direct the 90-minute CBS special with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and on Tuesday, Winfrey’s friend and collaborator Gayle King spoke about the upcoming interview.
“I know you’ve been working on the questions all weekend,” Gayle said of Oprah on CBS this morning. “I’ve been told that nothing is off limits, nothing is off limits. She can ask for whatever she wants.”
Gayle attended Meghan’s baby shower in New York City in 2019, and Oprah attended the couple’s royal wedding in 2018 at Windsor Castle.
As previously reported, Oprah plans to speak with Meghan about the couple’s decision to step down as senior members of the royal family, their marriage, motherhood, philanthropic endeavors, and how she is managing life under intense public pressure.
Prince Harry will join them for the discussion, focusing on their decision to move to the United States, their future together, and expanding their family.
It’s unclear if the couple shared their plans for the royal family interview ahead of Monday’s announcement.
“The Duke and Duchess are no longer active members of the royal family and therefore any decision they make regarding media engagements is a matter for them,” a source told ET previously. “As non-working members of the royal family, they have no obligation to inform the royal family of such plans.”
The couple announced that they were expecting their second child on Valentine’s Day, after Meghan suffered a miscarriage last summer.
“We can confirm that Archie will be an older brother,” the couple said in a statement. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to be expecting their second child.”
Oprah with Meghan and Harry: a CBS primetime special airs March 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.