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Meghan Markle Oprah interview LIVE – Latest updates as Prince Harry breaks silence on Megxit, Archie and the Queen

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey is being aired on US TV now.

In agreeing to the interview, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have created the single biggest crisis in the Royal Family for decades, with the whole world now waiting on tenterhooks to hear what they're going to say.

In a latest preview clip for the interview - released just hours before it aired in the US - the Meghan told Oprah she would give an "honest answer" to why Archie wasn't made a prince.

You can follow every cough and spit of the two-hour interview here live on this page by following our live blog below as we tune in to CBS.

Earlier it was claimed the Queen will not watch tonight's interview as the Royal Family is busy “focusing on the big issues” at the moment.

The monarch, 94, will also have several engagements in the coming days to make it clear “where the focus is”.

The source said: “You will see next week Her Majesty has quite a few things going on. I don’t think anyone should expect Her Majesty to stay up and watch the interview. She won’t," a source told the Sunday Times.

Follow our Harry and Meghan live blog below for the very latest news and gossip about the royal couple...

  • MEGHAN MARKLE INTERVIEW WITH OPRAH STARTS ON CBS NEWS

    The full two hour interview is now broadcasting in the US.

    Stick with us for all the bombshells and revelations to come from this explosive interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

  • OPRAH WITH MEGHAN AND HARRY: A PRIMETIME SPECIAL - CBS RELEASES FIRST CLIP FROM INTERVIEW

    Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A Primetime Special - CBS releases first clip from interview
  • THE 'SECRET MEANING' BEHIND MEGHAN'S OPRAH DRESS REVEALED

    Meghan Markle chose a dress with a secret meaning for her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, it is claimed. 

    The Telegraph claimed that the £3,300 long triple silk georgette dress features a lotus flower design, which Meghan chose for its “symbolic meaning of revival”. 

    They wrote: “The lotus flower’s daily resurrection is considered proof of its determination and will to live. 

    “The Duchess understands that a lotus seed can withstand thousands of years without water, able to germinate over two centuries later. 

    “This ‘refusal to accept defeat’ is very much how she sees her own battle against the pressures of royal life.”

  • BORIS JOHNSON 'TOO BUSY WITH COVID' TO WATCH MEGHAN CBS INTERVIEW

    Boris Johnson like the Queen will not stay up to watch the one of the biggest Royal bombshells in decades play out live on US television.

    But a key ally said “the whole nation stands up” for Her Majesty as Buckingham Palace braces for dynamite accusations from Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview.

    Asked about Royal dramas due to be broadcast at 1am UK time, Mr Johnson said it was too late for him to stay up and it was “unlikely” he would watch it on catch-up as he was too busy rolling out the Covid jab.

    Speaking on a vaccine visit in Brent, Northwest London, the PM said “of course I’m interested in all sorts of stuff around the world.”

    But he added: “It’s quite late our time so I’ll probably miss it and I’ll be focussing, as I’m sure you would expect and the people of the country would expect, I’m focusing on rolling out the vaccine.”

  • MEGHAN MARKLE SHOWS SUPPRESSED ANGER AS SHE TALKS OF BAN FROM PREVIOUS OPRAH CHAT, SAYS BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT

    Meghan Markle showed “anger” after claiming the palace previously blocked her from doing an interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

    In the third teaser clip released ahead of the bombshell chat, the Duchess of Sussex, 39, appeared to try to suppress her true feelings, according to body language expert Judi James. 

    In the clip, released by CBS, Meghan claims she wasn’t even allowed to speak to Oprah in 2018 without someone listening in, but they are now on the “other side”.

    Read more here.

  • PRINCE ANDREW ‘COULD BE DRAGGED INTO MEGHAN MARKLE BULLYING PROBE’

    The Duke of York could be dragged into an investigation about bullying of staff after the claims made about Meghan Markle, it has been reported.

    Buckingham Palace has sensationally launched an investigation into claims that Meghan bullied her staff but aides are said to be concerned the probe would “open a can of worms”.

    Down the years, the Duke of York has faced claims has subjected aides to shouting, swearing and impossible demands.

  • OPRAH HINTS IT WAS THE ROYAL FAMILY WHO DECIDED NOT TO MAKE ARCHIE A PRINCE

    OPRAH Winfrey has hinted it was the Royal Family who decided not to make Archie a prince in teaser clip of explosive chat with Meghan Markle.

    In a preview clip for the interview - which will air in the US tonight - the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah she would give an "honest answer", with the video then ending in a cliff-hanger.

    In the preview clip, Oprah could be heard asking Meghan: "How do they explain to you that your son, the great grandson of the Queen, wasn't going to be a prince?

    "You certainly must have had conversations with Harry about it and had your own suspicions as to why they didn't want to make Archie a prince."

    Meghan, who is pregnant, can then be heard replying: "I can give you an honest answer."

    Read more here.

  • MEGHAN MARKLE INTERVIEW: THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

    Here’s the latest developments in the run up to the Meghan Markle interview broadcast on CBS this evening:

  • MEGHAN MARKLE INTERVIEW TO AIR ON CBS IN JUST 30 MINUTES TIME

    The Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey will air on CBS News at 1am UK time.

    Meghan's bombshell interview will then air in the UK on ITV at 9pm this evening.

    You can follow all the latest updates and quotes, in real time, right here on our live blog.

  • OPRAH HINTS IT WAS ROYAL FAMILY WHO DECIDED NOT TO MAKE ARCHIE PRINCE

    Oprah Winfrey has hinted it was the Royal Family who decided not to make Archie a prince in teaser clip of explosive chat with Meghan Markle.

    In a preview clip for the interview - which will air in the US in half an hour - the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah she would give an "honest answer", with the video then ending in a cliff-hanger.

    In the preview clip, Oprah could be heard asking Meghan: "How do they explain to you that your son, the great grandson of the Queen, wasn't going to be a prince?

    "You certainly must have had conversations with Harry about it and had your own suspicions as to why they didn't want to make Archie a prince."

    Meghan, who is pregnant, can then be heard replying: "I can give you an honest answer."

  • MEGHAN’S PAL ‘CLAIMS ROYAL ARE USING DUKE’S ILLNESS TO MUZZLE HER’

    Meghan Markle’s friend reportedly claims the Royal Family are using Prince Philip’s illness as an excuse to “muzzle” her.

    Meghan, 39, and Prince Harry‘s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey will air in the US tonight, while Philip recovers in hospital from a heart operation.

    A Hollywood insider who is reportedly close to the Sussexes told the Daily Mail that Meghan wouldn’t push back the interview.

    The source told the Mail: “Even if Meghan had the choice to postpone the Oprah special she said she wouldn’t because it has absolutely nothing to do with Prince Philip and that this is just an excuse by the palace to keep her muzzled.

    “Prince Harry has no say on the matter. What’s done is done. Meghan said now the whole world can see what she had to endure for months on end. No support whatsoever and now even across the pond, still no loyalty or support.”

  • MORE THAN HALF OF BRITS THINK MEGHAN 'IS USING HARRY FOR FAME'

    More than half of Brits believe that Meghan Markle is “obsessed” with being famous and that she is using Prince Harry. 

    Ahead of their Oprah interview The Sun can reveal that a poll has shown that 55 per cent of the public think that Meghan is “fame obsessed” and under half think they should have their titles revoked. 

    Over half of the 3,009 people polled, 54 per cent, also believe that the former actress is using Prince Harry for “self-promotion” and to increase her status.

    The survey, carried out by OnePoll, also shows that 60 per cent of Brits think that the couple are “out of touch” with normal working people.

    Almost half of those questioned, 47 per cent, want Harry and Meghan to be stripped of their titles by the Queen because of their bombshell interview. 

  • MEGHAN 'MAY NEVER RETURN TO THE UK'

    Meghan Markle may never come back to Britain after her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview angered the Royal Family.

    Insiders fear she and Prince Harry could have burnt their bridges by failing to tell family members what was in the two-hour chat before being shown.

    A staff insider said: “Everyone would welcome Harry back on his own. He is still Prince Harry.

    “But after this interview you have to question whether Meghan has any intention in ever returning to Britain.

    "Because it makes it impossible to sit down in a room with family and staff after you’ve done this Oprah interview.”

  • JUST ONE HOUR TO GO UNTIL MEGHAN OPRAH INTERVIEW AIRS IN US

    The interview titled Oprah with Meghan and Harry; A CBS Primetime Special is set to air on Sunday, March 7 at 8pm PST/EST (1am UK time) on CBS.

    It will also be available online via their live TV player.

    It will initially feature Meghan alone before she is joined by Prince Harry and will see the couple dive into their move from the UK along with how life was like for them in the Royal Family.

  • WHAT HAVE MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY SAID ABOUT MEGXIT?

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent shockwaves across the globe with the announcement that they’d be stepping down as senior members of the royal family on January 8, 2020.

    Harry and Meghan have been battling negative media scrutiny since the Duchess joined the royal family in 2018.

    The couple has filed a number of lawsuits against media companies and made public statements about how the coverage is impacting their mental health.

  • HARRY AND WILLIAM ‘TO JOINTLY UNVEIL DIANA STATUE’ AND LOOK TO ‘DRAW A LINE’ UNDER MEGXIT ROW

    PRINCE Harry hopes to unveil a statue of Princess Diana with his brother Prince William as they look to "draw a line" under the ongoing Megxit row, an insider has claimed.

    According to a source close to the Duke of Sussex, he has insisted he wants to be at the event this summer despite any fallout from his and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey, which airs in the US tonight.

    Read more here.

  • MEGHAN MARKLE INTERVIEW: THE LATEST

  • MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY’S OPRAH INTERVIEW LEAVES WILLIAM AND CHARLES ‘DEEPLY SADDENED’

    PRINCE Charles and the Duke of Cambridge have been left “saddened” over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, it has been reported.

    Charles and William are said to have been dismayed by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex taking the “nuclear” option of the interview rather than sitting down to settle differences.

    A global TV audience of hundreds of millions in 70 countries is expected to watch the two-hour interview, initially broadcast in the US at 1am UK time.

    The royal family are bracing themselves for host for revelations, including Meghan’s bust up with Duchess of Cambridge.

    “The ­overriding feeling throughout this whole sorry saga is one where many people, especially the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge, have been left immensely saddened,” a Palace source told the Mirror.

    Read more here.

  • MEGHAN MARKLE ‘MAY DO ANOTHER OPRAH INTERVIEW TO COMBAT BULLYING CLAIMS AGAINST HER’

    The Duchess of Sussex may do another Oprah interview to combat bullying allegations against her, it has been claimed.

    Sources say the duchess is keen to go on the offensive after last night’s interview.

    Aides are said to be plotting a sit-down sequel, with either Oprah or her CBS TV anchor friend Gayle King.

    A TV insider said: “The Oprah interview isn’t necessarily a one-off. The door has been left open for the couple to come back again and talk about their lives.

    “Oprah and Gayle have both been supportive and understanding of their plight behind closed doors and are champions of them. From a TV perspective and a financial point of view, the door would be wide open for a second show. The revenue raised is spectacular.”

  • OPRAH INTERVIEW: WHAT ARE MEGHAN AND HARRY LIKELY TO SAY?

    CBS said Oprah spoke with the Duchess of Sussex in "a wide-ranging interview covering everything from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood (and) philanthropic work, to how she is handling life under intense public pressure," the network said in a statement.

    Later, "the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family," the statement added.

    Oprah and the Sussexes are neighbors in Montecito, California.

    The broadcasting magnate was one of several celebrity guests who attended the May 2018 wedding of Meghan and Harry.

  • WHEN IS MEGHAN AND HARRY'S INTERVIEW ON TV?

    US

    The interview titled Oprah with Meghan and Harry; A CBS Primetime Special is set to air on Sunday, March 7 at 8pm PST/EST (1am UK time) on CBS.

    It will also be available online via their live TV player.

    It will initially feature Meghan alone before she is joined by Prince Harry and will see the couple dive into their move from the UK along with how life was like for them in the Royal Family.

    UK

    For UK viewers, you will have to wait until the following day - Monday, March 8.

    ITV are set to show the interview in full from 9pm. Brits can also live stream it on the ITV Hub.

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