Buckingham Palace could face yet more damaging allegations from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s interview – with nearly two hours of footage not in the final edit.
Oprah Winfrey revealed yesterday that the full interview was three hours and 20 minutes long and was edited down to one hour and 25 minutes for the US broadcast.
The extra footage raises the prospect of CBS releasing more clips in the coming days and weeks, after first showing the full interview in the US on Sunday night.
CBS has already released a number of clips on its This Morning programme, including one yesterday which came out one day after the interview was shown.
Oprah Winfrey revealed on CBS This Morning yesterday that the full interview was three hours and 20 minutes long and was edited down to one hour and 25 minutes for the US broadcast
CBS This Morning is hosted by Oprah’s close friend Gayle King and she appeared on it yesterday to talk about how it took her three years to secure the interview.
ITV bought the interview rights for the UK in a deal thought to be worth £1million, but there could be further footage for broadcasters to purchase if it is released.
Officials at Buckingham Palace are still yet to respond to Meghan and Harry’s explosive interview, more than 24 hours after it first aired at 1am UK time on Monday.
Among the claims mde by the Sussexes are that a member of the Royal Family – not the Queen or Prince Philip – made a racist comment about their unborn son.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was first shown on CBS
Oprah was left open-mouthed when the Duchess said a fellow royal was worried about how dark their son Archie’s skin tone might be before he was born.
During the interview, Meghan suggested her son was not made a prince because of his race – although rules set by George V meant he was not entitled to be one.
She also spoke about having suicidal thoughts but her approaches to the monarchy for help were turned down.
The interview has been shown or is set to be broadcast in more than 70 countries in deals experts say will be worth ‘a king’s ransom’.
The interview with Oprah has been shown or is set to be broadcast in more than 70 countries
Countries that have been screening the show include Britain, Australia, Canada, about 40 nations in sub-Saharan Africa and even Iceland.
CBS is said to have charged advertisers £150,000 for a 30-second slot – meaning it could rake in millions over the course of the broadcast alone.
Royal biographer Andrew Morton said the fallout from the interview will ‘shudder down through the generations in the same way that Diana’s did’.
In her BBC interview in 1995, Harry’s mother, Diana, the Princess of Wales, called royal officials ‘the enemy’ and questioned the Prince of Wales’s suitability to be King.
Source: Daily Mail |World News