The news came last Monday: Harry and Meghan have an interview scheduled with Oprah Winfrey. It will be the first since they moved to the United States. The 90-minute program will be aired by CBS on March 7.
After the news was released, Buckingham Palace distanced itself from the decision and made a point of stressing that “The Duke and Duchess are no longer active members of the Royal Family and therefore, any decision they make regarding commitments to the press is solely their responsibility. […] they have no obligation to inform Casa Real of such plans, ”he said in a statement.
Although Casa Real is indifferent, the announcement of the interview given to Winfrey will have precipitated the consolidation of the Megxit – process initiated by the couple in January last year, at the moment when they publicly revealed their desire to retreat into the status of senior members of the British royal family.
Over the past year of removal from royal duties, the terms have never been entirely clear. The Dukes of Sussex abdicated titles, stopped being financed by public funds and, in the case of the prince, gave up military status, all in order to build a life away from public scrutiny.
However, according to the Daily Mail, the interview announced on Monday would have precipitated an even more radical cut in the ties that united the couple to the Windsor clan.
The British newspaper stresses that Queen Elizabeth II intends to ask the Sussex to give up all the links they maintain as members of royalty, especially with regard to support and sponsorship to entities and organizations.
For Diana’s son, the request could translate into loss of his three military titles, in the British navy, air force and marines. You may also have to abandon the position of patron of three institutions.
The former actress, on the other hand, may have to give up the identical role she holds at the National Theater. The same specialist points out the couple’s connections to Commonwealth as possible to be equally called into question.
“Oprah With Meghan And Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” the date has already been set and may be the missing point for a total removal of the couple from the real representation. The conversation will focus on the Sussex life and trajectory, Meghan’s arrival in the royal family and the new life in California, the tabloid advances.
Remember that on February 14, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they are expecting their second child.