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Oprah Accused Of Disrespecting Queen Elizabeth In Trailer For Interview With Harry And Meghan

Oprah is being criticized for her ominous tone in the trailer for her interview with Meghan and Harry that experts say disrespects the Queen.

The first trailer for the upcoming television event “Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” came out on Sunday, and Oprah Winfrey is already being slammed by royal experts. Some of them feel her comments were disrespectful to Queen Elizabeth.

Oprah With Meghan And Harry Trailer

Check out the trailer for yourself below.

In the brief trailer, Oprah can be seen ominously saying, “I just want to make it clear to everybody there is no subject that’s off-limits.”

“Were you silent or were you silenced?” she asked Meghan. Oprah later added, “Almost unsurvivable sounds like there was a breaking point.”

Related: Report: Harry And Meghan Intend To Air Grievances With Royal Family During Oprah Tell-All

Royal Experts Fire Back

Robert Jobson, a biographer of Prince Charles and the Duke of Edinburgh, was not happy about the trailer, which he said was full of “over the top, melodramatic nonsense.”

“The Queen and the Royal Family are not the Corleone family of Windsor,” he told Daily Mail. “There are no hit men or heavies going around silencing people. Meghan, whilst a working royal, was always protected by a team of Scotland Yard officers.”

“Thankfully, she was never in danger physically and Harry knows that,” he added. “Talk of being ‘silenced’ is just ridiculous. It suits a narrative, I suppose, but at what cost to the Queen, Prince Philip and the Royal Family and our reputation as a country.”

Related: How Prince William And Kate Middleton Really Feel About Harry And Meghan’s Tell-All Interview With Oprah

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams also spoke out to discuss the fact that the special has just been lengthened from 90 minutes to two hours.

“An extra 30 minutes could be scary for the Palace. Was this because Harry and Meghan were angry at having their patronages removed or had it always been planned?” he said. “The interview with Oprah will determine their future relations with the royal family for the foreseeable future.”

Gayle King Speaks Out

The entire interview is set to air on March 7. “CBS This Morning” host Gayle King, who is best friends with Oprah, described it as the couple’s “first major broadcast interview since giving up their senior royal duties.”

“I’ve heard from reliable sources, this is Oprah talking, that it’s the best interview she’s ever done so I’m curious. That’s saying something,” King said. 

She also said that Oprah was told that she could ask Harry and Meghan “anything she wanted” during the interview, and that “nothing was off limits.”

This comes at a very difficult time for the royal family because 99-year-old Prince Philip has been hospitalized for over a week.

It seems incredibly heartless and unfair for Meghan and Harry to be putting even more stress on the Queen and her husband right now when he is struggling physically at an advanced age. 

Time will only tell how much more will Oprah and CBS will reveal about the interview in the days preceding the interview. There’s certainly a lot of drama and hints that Meghan will not hold back about Harry’s family.

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