Why William And Kate Are Reportedly Dreading Harry And Meghan's Interview

Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly dreading the attention that is bound to come their way with the impending tell-all interview between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and renowned TV host Oprah Winfrey, which will air Sunday, March 7, 2021 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. "William and Catherine could not be more discreet, they don't want to get involved in this public bitch fest, but I am sure that William is desperately sad about all this," a source told Page Six. "They don't wish to elevate this soap opera — it's honestly like watching Elizabeth Hurley in 'The Royals.'"

This latest royal insider look comes two years after Harry and Meghan's previous interview with ITV's Tom Bradby in October 2019 and a little more than a year since the two former members of the Fab Four officially left their royal duties behind for sunny California in January 2020 — a decision the British press dubbed "Megxit."

While Prince William expressed "worry" regarding the struggles his younger brother disclosed in the 2019 interview, "Megxit" created a rift between the sons of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. The brothers are supposedly more emotionally distant than ever before and only have contact through WhatsApp, according to Page Six. Even with the strain of their family dynamic, however, the content of the upcoming interview is not the only reason why William and Kate are apprehensive about the TV special.

Harry and Meghan's interview comes at an inconvenient time for the royal family

Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special comes just weeks after Prince Philip was hospitalized on Feb. 16, 2021 for heart-related issues at age 99, and it's slated to air on Commonwealth Day. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would rather the interview not air at all given the state of Prince Philip's health and commitments for Commonwealth Day, a celebration and acknowledgment of the British Commonwealth's 54 member states, which includes the royal family's own broadcast, featuring speeches from Queen Elizabeth II and other senior members, according to The Daily Express.

There's also concern regarding the interview because of what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might say. After all, "Tom [Bradby] had, like, 10 minutes with Harry and Meghan," a source supposedly said to The Post (via Page Six). "Oprah has 90 minutes — can you imagine what she will do with that?" Best friend to Oprah Winfrey and CBS This Morning host Gayle King revealed on air that "Nothing is off limits. [Winfrey] can ask anything she wants," as reported by Entertainment Tonight.

Given Meghan's past allusion to mistreatment from the royal family, referring to them as "The Firm," and claiming that Buckingham Palace was "perpetuating falsehoods about [her and Harry]," there's no telling what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might reveal. The up-in-the-air aspect of the interview is sure to have Prince William and Kate Middleton nervous and dreading what just may be exposed Sunday night.