Isabel II announced that she will speak to the nation on the same day that Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey goes on air on CBS. The queen and other senior members of the British royal house will appear on a television program to discuss the importance of the Commonwealth.
The Royal Family has been present at an annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London for almost 50 years.
The ceremony, scheduled for March 8, ended up being canceled following the covid-19 pandemic, but Queen Isabel II will make a communication via television, on the program A Commonwealth Day Celebration, broadcast by the BBC.
“We are delighted that this rich and vibrant BBC program with the royal family and the Abbey will celebrate our global connections at a time when we are all so physically isolated,” said David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster.
According to the Reuters, the appearance of Isabel II happens on the same day where Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey airs on CBS – March 7. The queen speaks to the nation hours before the Sussex interview.
Last year, writes the Public, Harry and Meghan attended the Commonwealth Day ceremony, in what was their last official royal appointment before they moved to Los Angeles.
Last week, Buckingham Palace announced that the couple will not return to office and that these will be distributed to the queen and other family members.