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UK royals in TV head-to-head with Prince Harry and Meghan

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Queen Elizabeth and other senior British royals will appear in a TV program to discuss the importance of the Commonwealth on the same day that Oprah Winfrey's interview of her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan is aired.

For almost 50 years, the royal family have attended an annual Commonwealth Day service at London's Westminster Abbey in March, but it has been cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead, the 94-year-old monarch, who heads the association of 54 nations, will deliver a televised message as part of a program entitled "A Celebration for Commonwealth Day", which will be broadcast on the BBC on March 7, the Abbey said.

There will also be contributions from heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and from the next in line, Prince William, with his wife Kate.

That means it will air hours before Harry and Meghan's much anticipated tell-all, their first in-depth interview since they moved to the United States, will be broadcast on CBS.

Winfrey's scoop comes at a time when the couple have been making international headlines with the announcement that they are expecting a second child and news that they are quitting their royal roles for good.

"We are so pleased that this rich and vibrant BBC program with the Royal Family and the Abbey at its heart will celebrate our global connections at a time when we are all so physically isolated," said David Hoyle, the Dean of Westminster.

Harry and Meghan attended the Commonwealth Day service in person last year. It was their final official royal engagement before they moved to Los Angeles and stepped away from official duties, a decision that sent shock waves through the monarchy.

Last week, Buckingham Palace announced that the couple would not be returning and that their treasured royal patronages would revert to the queen and be distributed among other family members.

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Poor Harry, that guy has dug himself quite the grave, his nads are long gone!

Likely only a matter of time before he is back on his own, he has made some incredible mistakes is his stupid journey!!

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 his nads are long gone!

What a ridiculous comment. A man who, together with his partner, makes some life decisions, and because these decisions make both people happy, it is a sign that the man is under his partner's thumb, rather than, y'know, being one of a couple.

Harry's mental health has obviously been a concern to him, and it is obviously better for his (and his family's) mental health to be away from the poisonous UK media and public.

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I don’t blame Harry for leaving the UK. Basically, the UK tabloids from the start wanted to make out a rivalry between him and his wife as a couple and William and Kate, with Harry and Meghan being portrayed in the negative. The press were hoping to find a Di/ Fergie comparison party two. And with him growing up and seeing the way the press hounded his family, who can blame him for wanting to protect his own family now?

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If the Duke doesn't start to assert some modicum of influence over his marriage, he might as well change his name to Harry Markle.

Weak pathetic man.

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At least Harry doesn’t go around shaking hands with dictators nor does he invite paedophiles to dinner and who is that sinister uncle lurking in the background?

He is much better out of that vipers’nest!

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Out of the frying pan into the fire, that vipers nest could as much be associated with the celebrity social media bear trap the Duke is sleepwalking into. Family and duty must come first, his Grandfather needs him.

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Harry’s uncle Andrew is still a royal, has very shady friends and serious allegations against him but gets far less media attention or hate than Harry and Meghan, who chose to walk away from the firm and get on with their lives. Leave them alone. Harry has always hated the press and media attention long before he met his Meghan.

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Harry and Meghan are not for one moment loathsome or detestable couple.

Prince Andrew behavior is another matter.

Harry is the lonesome cowboy of the Royal Family, not close enough to have any role, to far to forge a life of his own.

Megan Markle has offered Harry a meaning in life.

An alpha female, the ambitious self confidence (respectfully) the Duke lacks.

Megan is a talented leader, intimidating, with a sexual self assurance.

Make no mistake, its Megan way or the causeway.

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Basically, the UK tabloids from the start wanted to make out a rivalry between him and his wife as a couple and William and Kate, with Harry and Meghan being portrayed in the negative. The press were hoping to find a Di/ Fergie comparison party two. And with him growing up and seeing the way the press hounded his family, who can blame him for wanting to protect his own family now?

The Daily Mail was the most guilty (if you can read through all its falsehoods and spelling mistakes). Every article about Kate later had a similar one about Meghan. For example, their eating avocados during pregnancy. With Kate, avocados was seen as the next best thing sliced bread. With Meghan, she was seen to be a snob. Other articles showed them holding their stomachs during pregnancy. With Kate, it showed her becoming a loving mother. With Meghan, it showed her as someone showing off or being unnatural.

As for a Di/Fergie comparison, you'll have to do a lot lot worse to come up with someone of Fergie's caibre. Even Prince Phillip thought she was 'as common as muck'. Her and her husband have only one thing in mind - money.

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Ooh no... we hate the press (we're having a baby!)

Ooh no... we hate the media (goes on Oprah)

We demand our privacy (posts photos on t'internet)

Used to admire Harry for his work with military veterans... but now? It's like he's been replaced by a wet blanket.

Be careful what you wish for?

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rich and vibrant BBC program

That kind of puts me off already.

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