Royals to appear on TV the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan
LONDON (UK) – Queen Elizabeth and other senior British royals will make their appearance in a TV programme to talk about the importance of the Commonwealth. Interestingly, it is the same day that Oprah Winfrey’s interview of her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan is going on air.
The royal family has attended an annual Commonwealth Day service at London’s Westminster Abbey in March, for almost 50 years. However, it has been cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Abbey said instead, the Queen, who heads the association of 54 nations, will deliver a televised message as part of a programme, which is titled, “A Celebration for Commonwealth Day”. It will be broadcast on the BBC on March 7.
Heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and from the next in line, Prince William, with his wife Kate will have their contributions too.
It will be aired hours before Harry and Meghan’s much awaited tell-all, marking their first in-depth interview after they moved to the United States, on CBS.
David Hoyle, the Dean of Westminster, said, “We are so pleased that this rich and vibrant BBC programme with the Royal Family and the Abbey at its heart will celebrate our global connections at a time when we are all so physically isolated.”
Harry and Meghan took part in the Commonwealth Day service in person last year. It was their final official royal engagement before moving to Los Angeles and refrained from official duties, a decision that sent shockwaves through the monarchy.