Queen Elizabeth to appear on television ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey

Queen Elizabeth II will address the nation on March 7, just hours before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Westminster Abbey announced on Monday that due to the cancellation of the annual Commonwealth Day service this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Her Majesty will be part of a BBC One television special. Noble A celebration for Commonwealth DayThe broadcast will also feature other members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

“The Commonwealth Service is one of the Abbey’s most important annual services, but since it is not possible to meet here, we have taken the opportunity to take the celebration far beyond these walls,” said Dean of Westminster, Dr. David Hoyle. , in a statement. “We are very pleased that this rich and vibrant BBC program with the Royal Family and the Abbey at its heart celebrates our global connections at a time when we are all so physically isolated.”

In the meantime, Oprah with Meghan and Harry: a CBS primetime special it will mark Meghan and Harry’s first televised interview since their engagement in November 2017. The two, who officially confirmed their departure as active members of the royal family last week, will discuss everything from their marriage to the drama with Meghan’s father. , Thomas Markle, and how they have handled life under intense public pressure.

Oprah’s best friend, Gayle King, teased earlier this month that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn’t hold back during the interview, answering all of the media mogul’s burning questions.

“I know you’ve been working on the questions all weekend,” he said in CBS this morning. “I’ve been told that nothing is off limits, nothing is off limits. She can ask for whatever she wants.”

Oprah with Meghan and Harry: a CBS primetime special airs Sunday, March 7 at 8 p.m. ET / PT on CBS. Hear more about what to expect from the 90-minute discussion in the video below.

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