Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex are all set to make an appearance.
It has been on the news for a while now that the Royal family isn't happy with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry doing a 'tell-all' special interview with Oprah Winfrey. It has now been reported that the royal family will make their own TV appearance a few hours before the couple.
As many of you might have guessed, the annual Commonwealth Day service, which normally gathers people from all over the world at Westminster Abbey, has been canceled this year due to the pandemic. The BBC will now broadcast a television special featuring members of the royal family, reported People. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex are all set to make an appearance. The 94-year-old monarch will address the audience in a pre-recorded message from Windsor Castle.
The broadcast is said to air on Sunday, March 7 — the same day as CBS's 90-minute primetime special in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will sit down with Oprah for an "intimate conversation". According to a statement from CBS, the interview will be "covering everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure." The network further said that the two will then be joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.
Last year's Commonwealth Day celebrations marked Meghan and Prince Harry's final appearance as working royals and it was also the last time they were seen with members of the royal family. A while after, Harry and Meghan relocated to California with their son Archie. Barely a week after the couple announced that they are expecting their second child, the Palace confirmed that the couple will officially not be returning to their royal roles. It was also reported that Meghan and Harry will no longer keep their patronages and that he will lose his honorary military appointments, which will subsequently be redistributed "among working members of The Royal Family."
Prince Harry and Meghan may no longer use their coveted His/Her Royal Highness titles but it is said that they will retain them, along with their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles. "While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much-loved members of the family," the Buckingham Palace announcement said.