The Queen is set to ask the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to relinquish their remaining patronages after news emerged of the couple’s upcoming tell-all interview with American TV personality Oprah Winfrey.
Harry & Meghan’s interview, with will be ‘no hold barred’, will be conducted shortly before the review period comes to an end – a year after the couple resigned as working royals.
The Daily Mail reports that Prince Harry will be stripped of his three remaining military patronages, and potentially, his official ties to the Rugby associations and the London Marathon.
Meghan will also have to step down as patron of the National Theatre – a patronage The Queen personally held for 45 years prior to the Duchess taking over in 2019.
The upcoming 90 minute show, called ‘Oprah with Meghan and Harry’, is being overseen by Ms Winfrey’s own production company, Harpo.
Set to air on March 7th, it will see Oprah and Meghan talking in what CBS described as a ‘’wide-ranging interview’’. The CBS announcement said it will see Oprah talk to Meghan about ”everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure”.
Following this one on one chat, The Duke of Sussex will join the two. CBS says this section will feature ‘’their move to the US and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.’’
Oprah Winfrey was among the guests at the May 2018 wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
News of the interview comes just a day after Harry and Meghan confirmed they are expecting another baby.