Royal relations are all set to take the highlight with a TV look proper earlier than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tell-all interview airs within the US.
Simply hours forward of the screening of the interview, which has strained relations between the royals and sparked a transatlantic public relations struggle, Queen Elizabeth and different senior relations will seem in a programme celebrating the Commonwealth.
Prince Charles, the inheritor to the throne, his eldest son William and their wives Camilla and Kate pays tribute to the world’s frontline employees within the Covid outbreak.
Charles will commend the “extraordinary determination, courage and creativity” proven by the individuals of the Commonwealth — an affiliation of countries from the previous British Empire — whereas combating the illness.
He may also say the outbreak has proven how “human health, economic health and planetary health are fundamentally interconnected”, emphasising that local weather change is one other “existential threat” which “knows no borders”.
William and Kate, formally generally known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will converse with South African physician and well being activist Zolelwa Sifumba in regards to the rights of healthcare employees.
“It’s sad, almost, that it’s taken the pandemic for the public to really back and support all those working on the front line,” Kate will say.
Messages will probably be broadcast from London’s Westminster Abbey, the place final 12 months on the Commonwealth Day service Meghan and Harry made their final look earlier than giving up royal duties throughout an acrimonious break up from the household.
The couple, who’ve relocated to the US, agreed final month they might not return to their roles as senior royals and mentioned on the time “service was universal”.
Since their departure and within the run as much as Sunday’s interview, counter-briefings within the press between the couple and Buckingham Palace have escalated.
The interview with US chat present host Oprah Winfrey is predicted to take care of media intrusion into their lives and the choice to stop royal duties the UK and transfer to North America.
On Thursday, the US broadcaster CBS launched a brand new clip of the interview during which Meghan mentioned the royal household performed an “active role” in “perpetuating falsehoods about us”.
Buckingham Palace had mentioned earlier it was probing claims that Meghan had bullied royal family workers throughout her time in Britain.