Queen Elizabeth has responded to the news that her grandson Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for their first formal interview since announcing their engagement in 2017.
"Re Oprah interview, BP say: The Duke&Duchess are no longer working members of the Royal Family and therefore any decisions they take with regard to media commitments are matters for them. As non working MRF they are under no obligation to inform the Royal Household of such plans," the Daily Mail's Royal Editor, Rebecca English, tweeted.
Social media users added their own commentary regarding the situation.
"I'm trying to grasp just what entitlements they lost when they left their roles as working members of the RF. So far they've kept their titles, their prestige, their perks, their privacy, million $$ mansions, friends in high places, while not giving anything back to the people," tweeted one person.
Another Twitter user wrote that Oprah should not hold back on asking hard-hitting questions of Meghan, such as would she be sitting there if she were not married to Prince Harry?
CBS Television announced via a press release that the interview will be titled Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special.
Oprah will speak with Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview that will cover everything from stepping into life as part of the royal family to marriage and motherhood.
The women will also discuss Meghan's philanthropic work and how she handles life under intense public pressure.
The two will then be joined by Harry. Thereafter, the couple will speak about their move to the United States, which took place in March 2020, and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.
As noted in a story published by The Inquisitr, the Daily Mail cited a source who said there was "no way back to official duties" for the couple as representatives of the monarchy since stepping down as senior royals one year ago.
The British newspaper claimed that the pair would likely lose their remaining patronages. These include removing the prince of his three remaining honorary military titles and ending his ties with the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League, and London Marathon. Meghan may have to end her work as a patron of the National Theatre. This title was handed directly to the former Suits actress by the Queen herself, who held the position for 45 years.