Mark your calendars, royal watchers.
Queen Elizabeth II will speak in a TV address on Sunday, March 7, ahead of Commonwealth Day, the same day Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s sit-down with Oprah Winfrey will air, according to reports.
Unlike last year’s Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, which marked the final royal appearance for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, this year’s plans have been scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Queen, 94, will instead share her message in a program that will air on BBC One, the Daily Mail reported Monday. The TV special is also said to include prominent royals, including Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Commonwealth Day is on Monday, March 8.
Last year, Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, stepped down from their posts as senior royals. On Friday, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Sussexes — who are expecting their second child — will no longer be working members of the royal family.
“While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family,” the statement read.
Harry and Meghan currently reside in California with their son, Archie, who turns 2 this spring.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Winfrey would be sitting down Harry and Meghan for a 90-minute primetime interview airing on CBS.
“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,” CBS previously announced.
The interview is said to be a “cause for concern” within the royal household, an insider previously told Page Six, notably for Harry’s older brother, Prince William.
Winfrey was a guest at Harry and Meghan’s lavish nuptials in May 2018.
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