CBS television paid more than $ 7 million for Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal.
According to the economic daily, the broadcasting rights of that two-hour interview, which will premiere this Sunday night in prime time in the United States and on Monday in the United Kingdom, cost between 7 and 9 million euros. Dollars.
The Wall Street Journal cites sources close to the pact, although at the moment the chain has not confirmed the amount disbursed.
Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry moved to the United States last year, the American media has tried to get hold of the couple’s first interview.
Finally CBS and Winfrey, one of the best-known faces on the small screen, got the exclusive. The interview will consist of its first hour in a conversation between Markle and the presenter. Prince Harry joins the second space.
The only known trailer from the interview is a moment when Markle accuses the British Royal House of “perpetuating” lies about Prince Harry. “How does it make you feel that Buckingham Palace hears you tell your version?” Winfrey says in the 30-second excerpt.
“I don’t know how they could expect that, after all this time, we would just be quiet if The Firm (a term used to speak of the British Royal House) is playing an active role in perpetuating lies about us,” Markle says.
On the other hand, Buckingham confirmed this week that he is investigating allegations published in the tabloids that suggest that Markle harassed some of his assistants during the time in which he represented the royal family.
Sources close to Prince Harry’s wife during that period have assured The Times newspaper that Meghan’s attitude forced the resignation of two of her aides and “undermined the confidence” of a third.