Here’s How Meghan Markle Paid Homage To Princess Diana During The Oprah Interview

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Although the interview might not have even aired yet, on Sunday, CBS released two preview snippets of what’s to come from the highly speculated special with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

In the short teaser clips, Harry and Meghan can be seen sat across from Oprah Winfrey in a garden setting. In theme with their new Californian lifestyle, the pair look relaxed and at ease in comparison to their former interviews as senior working royals.

As we all know at this stage, it’s expected that Harry and Meghan will discuss why they left the royal family, the media scrutiny and as Harry mentions in the teaser clip, the fears they had of “history repeating itself”, in which he alludes to the tragic passing of his late mother, Princess Diana.

When talking about a topic so close to their personal life and doing an interview which they state has “no subject off-limits”, it’s only right that the pair feel like they have Princess Diana close by them and so, Meghan Markle can be seen wearing the late Princess of Wales’ tennis bracelet in the clips.

According to People Magazine, the bracelet in question is the same one from which Prince Harry plucked diamonds from to craft Meghan Markle’s engagement ring. Noting at the time that he wanted his mother with them for this “crazy journey”, it only feels right that they pay homage to her once again when taking another leap of faith, and doing this interview.

“You know, for me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you with my wife by my side because I can’t begin to imagine what it must’ve been like for [my mother] going through this process by herself all those years ago,” explains Harry in one of the teaser clips.

And as Harry and Meghan’s interview airs on CBS, it’s believed all the royal family will also be on TV that day for the Commonwealth Day Special in the UK. It is believed both sides are prepping their PR teams for post interview revelations and feedback.

As for when we can watch the interview here in Ireland, well, as it’s set for US release on March 7, it looks like there’s a little bit of a bidding war going on for rights to the interview in other countries. Apparently ITV has secured UK rights, with Netflix looking for global rights, so whatever way it fairs out, we should know where we’ll be able to watch it in the next few days.