Prince Harry will open up about his home life in California with Meghan Markle and their two children in a new on-air interview with the Today show’s Hoda Kotb – while also sharing details about his secret visit to see the Queen last week.
The 37-year-old sat down with Hoda, 57, today in the Netherlands, where he is currently hosting the Invictus Games, having made a quick stop-off in the UK to visit his grandmother.
Hoda Kotb sat down with Prince Harry to talk about the Invictus Game, his surprise visit with the Queen, and lie with his wife Meghan Markle,’ the Today show posted on Twitter, while also sharing an image of Hoda, Harry, and one of the veterans taking part in the sporting event.
Teasing the interview – which is due to air tomorrow morning – on today’s show, Hoda’s co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Craig Melvin added that the Duke of Sussex will also discuss fatherhood and life with his and Meghan’s two children, Archie, two, and 10-month-old Lilibet.
The news of the interview will likely have raised concerns inside Buckingham Palace over what bombshells the Duke could drop during the on-air chat, which comes just over a year after the Sussexes’ explosive primetime chat with Oprah Winfrey.
During that incredibly controversial sit-down, the couple made several very damaging allegations against the royal family – the most serious of which saw them accuse an unnamed senior royal of making racist remarks about their son Archie’s skin tone.
Two months later, Harry aired further allegations about his family in a five-part Apple TV+ series on mental health, which he co-created with Oprah; in the show, he accused his father, Prince Charles, of making him ‘suffer’ as a child, and alleged that the royal family tried to silence him and Meghan.
Meghan will likely not appear in the Today show interview; she has already left the Netherlands and returned home to California in order to reunite with Archie and Lilibet, having confessed to a military veteran at the Invictus Games that she was missing her two children after being separated from them for the longest time since they were born.
The on-air sit-down marks the latest in a handful of media interviews that Harry has done since he and Meghan arrived in the Hague on Friday for the start of this year’s Invictus Games. On Monday, the father-of-two broke his silence about the couple’s meeting with the Queen while speaking to the BBC, saying that it was ‘great to see her’ and adding that she ‘would have loved’ to have attended the Invictus Games alongside him.
Harry, who founded the event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women in 2014, said the 96-year-old monarch ‘had plenty of messages for Team UK’ when he met her at Windsor Castle last week. He added he had passed these onto the team, telling the BBC: ‘So, it was great to see her and I’m sure she would love to be here if she could.’
There were reports Harry and Meghan had promised the Queen she would meet her great-grandchildren Archie and Lilibet ‘in the near future’ during the ‘very cordial’ secret meeting on Thursday. According to the Mirror, senior royal sources described the meeting as ‘very cordial’ and ‘incredibly warm and good natured’.
One royal biographer has claimed the meeting was a way for Prince Harry to ‘slowly starting to rebuild some bridges’ with his father Prince Charles. Harry and Meghan reportedly also opened the door to a return from their $14.5 million mansion in California for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and told her of their plans to visit again so she can spend time with their children.