Buckingham Palace has announced that a speech from Queen Elizabeth II will be broadcast on March 7, amid news that the Commonwealth Service has been canceled, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, (Duke and Duchess of Sussex), will take part in a TV interview on the same day.
It was confirmed last week that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be sitting down with TV legend Oprah Winfrey for a unique interview next month, where the couple is expected to discuss life in the royal family and their future plans in the US.
Buckingham Palace revealed this week that the Queen would deliver her remarks to the nation on Sunday, March 7, as part of a TV broadcast, A Celebration for Commonwealth Day.
Her Majesty will be joined by other senior royals, including her son, Charles, Prince of Wales, and Kate Middleton and Prince William, (Duke and Duchess of Cambridge).
All eyes will be on Kate Middleton, the future queen consort, as she uses her grace and empathy to outshine her sister-in-law.
The televised event was revealed after reports were confirmed that the annual Commonwealth Service, set to take place on March 8, will be canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The documentary is expected to show the senior members of the royal family united, speaking about the importance of the relationship between Britain and the Commonwealth.
A statement read: “The special program replaces this year’s Commonwealth Day service, which is unable to go ahead due to the pandemic and will include a special message from HM The Queen. Presented from the Abbey by Anita Rani, the program will feature music and readings from across the Commonwealth and reflections from The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and The Countess of Wessex.”
The Queen’s speech will have been recorded at Windsor Castle prior to the broadcast.
Just hours later, on the same day, US TV viewers will be able to tune into the Sussexes’ interview, aired by CBS.
The interview will be 90 minutes long, made up of two parts. Meghan Markle will appear alone for the first part and is expected to discuss the relationships with her father, Thomas Markle, and her half-sister, Samantha Markle.
Prince Harry will join for the second half, where the couple will speak in more detail about their future plans. Observers say that the PR battle between the two camps will go on for a while.