London, United Kingdom:
Queen Elizabeth II will appear on television to celebrate the Commonwealth on March 7 – the same day as her grandson Harry’s highly anticipated but controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.
She will share her annual message to mark Commonwealth Day on March 8 this year in a special on TBEN One that will replace the usual annual service, which has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
His appearance will come just hours before Harry and his wife Meghan explain to the world why they left the royal family, in a move that has reportedly angered its remaining members.
Westminster Abbey, where the annual service was to take place, said on Monday the program will also involve Harry’s father, Prince Charles, Prince William’s older brother and other royals.
Harry and Meghan announced an ‘intimate’ interview with the US chat show host last week, in which they are expected to voice their grievances over the way they have been treated within the family after their storytelling wedding fairies in 2018.
Shortly after revealing the interview, Buckingham Palace announced that the couple had left royal duties for good, just over a year after rocking the monarchy by announcing their intention to “step down” from their roles.
The Queen has ordered the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they are officially called, to relinquish their honorary titles and patronages after confirming they will not return as members of the Royal Family.
The couple moved to the United States last year, in a move dubbed “Megxit” by the British press, and have since embarked on several business ventures, including lucrative ties to streaming platforms Netflix and Spotify.
They announced on Valentine’s Day that they were expecting their second child and also made headlines earlier this month when Meghan won her high-profile claim against a UK newspaper group for publishing a letter private that she wrote to her former father.
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