This is how to watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Oprah Winfrey interview

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Oprah Winfrey interview was the first time the pair spoke out publicly about their new life in California

Black and white computer manipulated photo collage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with red and blue accents. Original photo depicts Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex make an official visit to the Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven, Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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It may have been a while since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Oprah Winfrey interview aired back in March 2021, but, as an important milestone for the couple—being the first time they had spoken out publicly about their departure from the UK and their new life in California—it's a moment in time that will go down in history.

In the couple of years since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior royals and started a new life together away from the UK-based Royal Family, they have settled in a new home in Montecito, California and—much to the joy of fans around the world—have started to engage more publicly now that they're fully established in their new life.

The pair have signed contracts with Netflix and Spotify—and reportedly have a stream of new projects on the way—while Meghan has even started her own podcast, Archetypes, where she discusses the different roles of women with prominent female guests. The Duchess of Sussex even sat for an interview with New York Magazine's The Cut to chat about the important podcast and her routine with the family at home.

But iconic talkshow host Oprah's two-hour primetime sit-down with the pair is still the most revelatory talk the couple has shared publicly. Produced by Harpo Productions, Oprah's own production company, as part of her 60 Minutes franchise, the interview lasted double the time of Oprah's usual talks to allow the couple the time to share everything they felt important to them.

So if you've only seen clips and want to watch the full interview to see what everyone's been talking about, or if you just want a refresh of exactly what the couple shared with the public that day, just how can you see the most talked-about royal interview?

How to watch Oprah's interview with Meghan and Harry in the US

Oprah's ground-breaking interview aired on CBS at 8pm ET on Sunday 7 March 2021 (1am, Mon 8, UK time). 

If you want to watch the interview RIGHT NOW but aren't currently in the US, there's still a way for you to watch it. The CBS website (opens in new tab) is currently streaming the full Harry and Meghan Markle interview. So, if you're away, you can still catch-up—just by using a VPN (opens in new tab)

A VPN  is a handy piece of software that allows you to browse anonymously, and to change your IP address so your mobile, computer, or laptop thinks it's in another location. Meaning you can watch your favorite show, film or event—even if you’re away from home.

How to watch Oprah's interview with Meghan and Harry worldwide

ITV bought the Oprah interview for an estimated £1 million and is broadcasting it a day after it airs in the US—Monday 8 March at 9pm GMT. ITV is also streaming the royal interview on Monday night on their website. You can watch along in real time or catch up after the broadcast, on the ITV Hub (opens in new tab).  

If you aren't currently in the UK, there's still a way for you to watch.  You can to access your favourite ITV channels using a VPN (opens in new tab) and enjoy the royal tea being spilled ☕️.

How to get started with a VPN

  1. Download and install your VPN service
    We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)— super-easy set up, 3 months free and a 30-day money-back guarantee
  2. Open the ExpressVPN service and select your server location as the United States (to view CBS) or the United Kingdom (to view ITV)
  3. Log into your CBS account (opens in new tab) or your ITV Hub account (opens in new tab) and follow the instructions to stream Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview.

What's the background to Harry & Meghan's Oprah interview?

The news of the interview was initially announced by CBS via a statement that was issued to royal expert Omid Scobie (opens in new tab), which he then shared on Twitter. "[Oprah] Winfrey will speak with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure," read the statement. 

"Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family."

Hours after it was announced, royal correspondent Rebecca English issued a response from Buckingham Palace, stating on Twitter that The Palace said, "The Duke & Duchess are no longer working members of the royal family and therefore any decisions they take with regard to media commitments are matters for them."

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News of the interview was confirmed right after Meghan and Harry announced that they were expecting their second child together—sharing a heart-warming picture of their little family of three, including their son Archie, and Meghan's bump.

The interview, which has been described as an "intimate conversation", saw Meghan speak her truth after years of relentless and often cruel media scrutiny. It came after she won her high court privacy case against the Mail on Sunday for the newspaper's “illegal and dehumanizing practices" in their reporting of her.

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During the interview, Prince Harry was seen sitting with Meghan holding her hand, as he draws similarities to their treatment by the press to that of his mother, Princess Diana. He says "For me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side."

He continues, "Because I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago because it's been unbelievably tough for the two of us. But at least we have each other."

Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.