The Queen And Royal Family Will Speak To The World Before Meghan And Harry

Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official step down as senior members of the royal family, they appeared ready to share their story—the full story—with their friend, Oprah Winfrey. Their interview, which is set to air on March 7th on CBS, was rumored to come about in somewhat interesting circumstances. After Winfrey went to the pair's 2018 nuptials, many friends of the couple wondered why they had never heard of their connection before. Alongside public endorsements of Markle's coffee company and a maneuvering of an Apple TV project for Prince Harry, the royal couple and Oprah looked to be more like business partners than friends.

All of that shifted when viewers were promised a tell-all interview with the media mogul. Years of speculation of a deep rift within the family were set to be exposed. However, the palace recently revealed that, in light of the annual Commonwealth Service getting cancelled due to the pandemic, the Queen and her family will address the nation in their own TV special a few hours before the Sussex's interview airs (via The Daily Mail). The speech will go live on March 7th after being pre-recorded at Windsor Castle.

Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William, Kate, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie, will all join Queen Elizabeth II on TV screens across the UK to discuss the virtues of the British Commonwealth. A far cry from the drama-filled CBS interview that many are anticipating, the juxtaposition sends a powerful message to the now full-time Americans, Harry and Meghan.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's original interview may altered

After the couple recorded their tell-all interview, Buckingham Palace made its announcement about Harry and Meghan's exit from the royal family and their subsequent loss of patronages. The Daily Mail explains that many believe the CBS interview may have to be toned down or even re-recorded in some situations due to the fall out that's quickly become world-wide news.

It appears that the couple didn't expect the Queen to strip them of their trusts and patronages upon their exit, People notes. In fact, the couple even released a secondary statement responding to Buckingham Palace's. The palace explained, "Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service." To which the Sussex's released a counter-statement, saying, "We can all live a life of service. Service is universal," according to the outlet.

The Express notes that the removal of their patronages may be the reason for the interview's new edit. Some believe that the updated interview will include their thoughts on the removal and how their lives have consequently shifted. Now, without an official role to play, the pair may have to regroup about their next steps.

Apparently, the Queen did what she's done for nearly 70 years—found a way to counter the drama and serve.