ITV has secured the rights to air Oprah With Meghan and Harry, the Oprah Winfrey interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the broadcaster announced on Wednesday.
The interview is set to air on Sunday, March 7 on CBS in the US and will air the very next night on ITV at 9 PM. The deal is reportedly worth £1 million ($1.4M) as the broadcaster fought off rival networks like Sky and Discovery to land the rights.
“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,” ITV said in its announcement. “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.”
CBS has already offered a first look at the interview with Prince Harry revealing that life has been “incredibly tough” for him and Markle.
I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side because I can’t begin to imagine what it was like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago,” he tells Winfrey.
The interview will likely make headlines in the UK after the former Duke and Duchess’ decision to step back from their royal duties and move to Los Angeles.
“This interview is already a national talking point, and ITV is pleased to be able to offer U.K. audiences the opportunity to see it,” ITV managing director Kevin Lygo said.