"These things never end up with a wholly positive experience for any party," a royal source said talking of the interview.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have agreed to do an 'explosive' 'tell-all' interview with Oprah Winfrey and it has apparently 'made the Palace nervous', reported The Sun UK. Insiders say that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could lose their royal patronages over the 90-minute special interview.
Apparently, there is "a great deal of nervousness" at the Palace after the interview was announced, even more so after news outlets reported that it will lift the lid on 'Megxit'. "One only has to look at the previous instalments of the tell-all interview to know these things never end up with a wholly positive experience for any party. Everyone will be watching with intense interest," a royal source told the Mirror.
This could also mean that Meghan and Harry now have "no way back to official royal duties", sources claim. It is believed the Queen will ask them to give up their links with organizations passed down through the Royal Family, the Daily Mail reported. This will lead to Prince Harry being stripped of his three remaining honorary military titles and having to give up his patronages with the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League, and the London Marathon.
Meghan Markle would then have to step down as a patron of the National Theatre, a role held by the Queen for 45 years which she then passed on to Markle in 2019. 'It is unknown whether the couple would have to forfeit their link with the Commonwealth, but sources suggest they would be forced to give this too,' the Mail reported. A source apparently said that the interview was "one of the most inevitable and, sadly, predictable consequences" of Megxit. Reports say that Harry and Meghan had not informed senior aides that they were doing the chatshow. According to royal sources, as non-working members of the Royal Family, they are under no obligation to inform the Royal Household of their plans, reported The Sun UK.
The 'explosive' interview titled "Oprah with Meghan and Harry" will air on CBS on March 7. "Winfrey will speak with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure. "Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the US and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family," CBS said in a statement.
Earlier this week Piers Morgan blasted the couple as "shameless, brazen hypocrites" for their pregnancy announcement photo and said that they "crave attention and publicity" after quitting royal duties. He then went on to say that the announcement of the Oprah special was "beyond parody".