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

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Ever since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Oprah Winfrey interview was confirmed, we've been dying to watch it. But will you be able to watch it if you're not the US? 

On 15 February, it was officially announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be having a primetime sit-down with Oprah—the queen of celebrity interviews herself. The special aired on CBS on 7 March 8pm (ET) and mainly focused on Meghan, though Harry also makes a notable appearance. 

 The interview, Oprah with Meghan and Harry, is two hours long (extended from its original 90 minutes, after all the recent revelations). It was produced by Harpo Productions, Oprah's own production company, as part of her 60 Minutes franchise. 

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."

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.

Everyone's got a view on the interview—you could lose years scrolling all the comments on the socials—but if you've only seen clips and want to catch up on the full interview, 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 8 pm ET on Sunday 7th March (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."

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

The Sussexes have also been in the news after Prince Harry's interview with James Corden, where he revealed why he stepped back (and not down), while also surprising us with the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rap. Who knew?!

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A series of preview clips have also been released by CBS on social media, they show just a glimpse of the interview, but they are seriously poignant.

In one of the clips, Prince Harry is sitting with Meghan, holding her hand and he draws similarities to their treatment by the press, to that of his mother Princess Diana’s. 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.’

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Sagal Mohammed
Sagal Mohammed

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.