Now that they’ve officially separated from the royal family, there have been persistent rumors that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would do a tell-all interview detailing why they left the royal family. Those rumors have picked up steam in recent days, as reports suggest they may be speaking to Ellen DeGeneres or Oprah Winfrey about conducting such an interview.
One royal expert isn’t so sure that such an interview would be a good idea, especially for the couple’s reputation with the public.
According to some reporting, Oprah in particular has emerged as a favorite. “Sources close to the Duchess revealed Oprah Winfrey is a favorite to quiz Meghan on her bombshell exit with Harry from ‘the Firm,’” the Daily Star reported.
The source also said that Harry and Meghan are considering letting cameras into their home to film their daily life. While it’s not a done deal yet, Harry is reportedly giving fairly serious consideration to the proposal, which could also pay as much as $1 million.
Were they to get paid to conduct the interview, they would likely donate the sum that they made to charity. “When she was part of the Royal Family, it would have been unthinkable for her to do a solo interview with anyone about her life and how being a princess has changed her world,” a source said. “But now she’s very much her own boss and it has put her under pressure feeling that the public have lost their ‘love’ for her and Harry after they took the big step of going on their own.”
While the interview may be a liberating experience for Markle, some royal experts, like Angela Mollard, one of the hosts of the Royals podcast, thinks it might be a terrible idea. “Common sense tells me that this isn’t the right thing for them to do,” Mollard shared during the podcast.
“It’s been touted they would be paid $1 million, which doesn’t seem a lot, really. I know it does seem a lot, but for an interview of that magnitude,” Mollard said.
“You have to presume that Meghan would be coming at it from the perspective of Diana’s interview. That kind of ‘I was a victim’ style,” Mollard continued.
“I don’t know if she would do it that way but if she did, she would be absolutely hammered because while the public had affection for Diana because of the three in the marriage scenario with Charles and Camilla, I don’t think there is that depth of affection for Meghan. She was in the royal family for a blink before she was out of it.”