Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Discuss Royal Family ‘Tension’ in Oprah Interview, Report Says

Ever since the news that Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, would be sitting down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey, questions have swirled about the topics. A big one is whether the two will discuss their relationship with the royal family after stepping away from their duties and moving to the United States. Neither of them has confirmed anything, but a new report says they will indeed talk about it.

Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Westminster Abbey to attend a service to mark the centenary of the Armistice in central London on November 11, 2018
Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge | PAUL GROVER/AFP via Getty Images

Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s departure from the royal family

Following years of rumors of infighting and struggles with the press, the couple announced in January 2020 that they’d decided to step back from royal life. After finishing their duties, they moved to the United States that March with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, residing in a Los Angeles mansion owned by Tyler Perry as they searched for their own place.

Later, they purchased a $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara, California. The couple, who has since landed deals with Netflix, Spotify, and other companies, revealed in February that they have no plans of returning to their royal duties in the United Kingdom.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle UK war memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to give their first major interview since stepping down

The couple will give a wide-ranging interview to Oprah that airs on March 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. CNN reports that the topics will include their relationship, business ventures, parenthood, and what it life has been like since their departure from the United Kingdom. Oprah will reportedly chat with Meghan first before the two are joined by Prince Harry.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception in South Africa
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception in South Africa | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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The ‘tension’ between them and the royal family will also be discussed, according to a new report

According to an E! News source who is “close to the couple,” Prince Harry and Meghan will reportedly discuss the “tension” between them and the royal family, too.

“There is a lot of tension between them and the royal family,” the source claimed. “The interview is going to shine a light on what they have been through. Meghan and Harry are relieved they are away from it all.”

The insider claimed the two will be ¬†“very candid”¬†with Oprah as they have “officially been released” from their royal duties. Among the talking points? “They are going to touch on a lot of how mental health came into play and how it affected them,” the source added.

The couple has not officially commented on the report, but if true, it’ll be interesting to hear what they have to say exactly. Remember to check out the interview on March 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.