How can I watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Oprah interview in Australia?
Good news for Australians! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's tell-all Oprah interview will be broadcast on Network 10 and on 10 Play at 7:30 pm AEDT on March 8, 2021, in Australia.
What can we expect from Oprah With Meghan and Harry?
As Oprah says in the trailer for the two-hour special, "there is no subject that is off limits". In the lead-up to the interview, a few clips have emerged to suggest that Meghan will candidly address the tensions that arose between the couple and the royal family (or "The Firm"), their decision to step back as senior royals, move to L.A. and the palace's reaction to Meghan speaking, in Oprah's words, "her truth" today.
"I don't know how they could expect that after all of this time, that we would still just be silent if there was an active role that the firm was playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us, and if that comes with risk of losing things... I mean, there's a lot that's been lost already," Meghan tells Oprah in the clip (which you can watch below).
In another moment, Oprah responds to something Meghan says about life in the royal family (which was not shown in the clip), saying: "Almost unsurvivable sounds like there was a breaking point... You've said some pretty shocking things here."
In the trailer teasing the interview—which you can watch at the top of the article—Prince Harry also reveals how his "biggest concern was history repeating itself", seemingly referring to his mother Princess Diana's tragic death at the hands of the tabloid paparazzi in Paris in 1997, when Harry was just 12-years-old.
"You know, for me, I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting here and talking to you with my wife by my side," Harry tells Oprah, while holding Meghan's hand.
"Because I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like for her [Princess Diana] going through this process by herself all those years ago. Because it has been unbelievably tough for the two of us but at least we have each other."
Royal watchers have already surmised that Diana's presence in the interview goes well beyond discussions about her untimely passing, with eagle-eyed fans noting that the Duchess is wearing one of the late Princess' bracelet—the same one that was used to help craft Meghan's engagement ring.
Per People, the couple reportedly wanted Meghan to wear the bracelet during the interview so that "Diana could be with them".
While the interview has yet to be released, it has already garnered both support and criticism online, with the controversial interview's airing occurring at the same time that Prince Philip is unfortunately in hospital.
It should be noted, however, that the interview was filmed well before that, and there is, of course, no excuse for vitriolic commentary about the Sussexes as they finally exercise their ability to speak freely about their lives and experiences. Moreover, the timing of the Buckingham Palace announcing that they plan to investigate allegations that Meghan "bullied" former palace staff in 2018, while having long stayed silent on the allegations of paedophilia against Prince Andrew has seen many take to Twitter to express their frustrated reactions.
At the time of the interview's announcement, Buckingham Palace said they will not be commenting on the Sussexes' decision to do the interview.