Must-see TV, meet royalty. This Sunday, all eyes will be glued to the two-hour Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special, which marks Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first major joint interview since stepping down as senior members of the royal family last year and moving to California with son Archie.
Winfrey will have plenty to talk about with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — who happen to be her new neighbors — from their family life in California and just-announced news that they’re having another baby following a miscarriage last year, to the royal drama that’s surrounded their 2020 departure. The interview comes on the heels of Meghan’s legal victory in her privacy lawsuit against British newspaper Mail On Sunday following its publishing of a private letter she sent her estranged father, Thomas Markle.
As it happens, that victory was crucial to Winfrey’s interview — which has reportedly long been in the works — getting the green light to go forward, royal correspondent Omid Scobie tells Yahoo Life.
“This Oprah interview wouldn’t have been happening if the outcome of the summary judgment on the Mail case went in a different direction,” Scobie, co-author of the Harry and Meghan biography Finding Freedom, says. “It was literally the day after getting that victory that they went back to Oprah and confirmed that it could all go ahead.