Oprah’s Interview With Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Scores Emmy Nom
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex delivered revelation after revelation during the two-hour interview.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’ interview with Oprah Winfrey is now a contender for a coveted Emmy Award.
“Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” scored an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special category on Tuesday.
The highly anticipated two-hour interview, which included concerns of racism and admissions of suicidal ideation, and drew eventual responses from Buckingham Palace and Prince Harry brother, delivered revelation after revelation during its original airing on March 7.
Those included in the nomination are producer and host Oprah Winfrey, Winfrey’s Harpo Productions company, executive producers Tara Montgomery and Terry Wood, co-executive producers Brian Piotrowicz and Brad Pavone, and producer Lindsay Flader.
Tune into the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 19 to see if the interview wins its category, and revisit some of the breakout moments from the powerful special below.
Revelations from Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah:
Meghan says there were racist concerns over Archie’s skin color ― before he was born.
The Duchess of Sussex said she contemplated suicide and was denied help.
The palace reportedly wouldn’t “tell the truth” to protect the Sussexes.
Harry says he felt “trapped within the system” of the royal family.
Meghan says Kate Middleton made her cry, despite reports saying the opposite.
Harry heartbreakingly compared his wife’s plight to that of his late mother, Princess Diana.
Another sign that the British royal family are prepared to show their ‘invisible contract’ has emerged in the dramatic last-minute edit of a British television documentary Sunday night, reportedly at the behest of the royals.
British terrestrial network ITV dramatically cut footage of journalist Omid Scobie claiming that Prince William’s staff at Kensington Palace planted a media story questioning the state of Prince Harry’s mental health. Scobie had claimed that William’s team planted the story after Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interviews with journalist Tom Bradby in South Africa in 2019. In the course of that interview, Meghan famously thanked Bradby for asking if she was OK, saying “not many people” had asked her that. Harry, in his interview with Bradby, confirmed there were tensions between him and his brother, saying they were on “different paths.”
The Daily Mail reports that ITV ditched a key phrase from an interview with Scobie, the journalist who wrote the sympathetic biography of the Sussexes, Finding Freedom, in the show Harry and William: What Went Wrong?
It had previously been reported that the show featured Scobie saying: “I would say that it was no coincidence that it was shortly after that aired, even the next day, there were source quotes that came from a senior aide at Kensington Palace saying that William was worried about his brother’s mental health.”
In the actual version of the show which screened last night, Scobie’s comment was cut and the words, “about his brother’s mental health” were excised.
The Mail says that Kensington Palace, on seeing advance reports of Scobie’s comments in show, “contacted the producers in relation to… Scobie’s suggestion that William had expressed a ‘concern’ about his brother’s mental health, which the author had no evidence to support.”
The Mail adds that after “carefully considering” the request, ITV “chose to remove any reference to mental health from the sequence, although they chose to keep in Mr Scobie’s comment about an alleged briefing from Kensington Palace relating to Harry.”
The Mail suggests that Kensington Palace hinted at legal action, telling ITV “that such a suggestion, if it formed part of the ITV program, would be defamatory in that it was substantially untrue.”
At the age of 11, meghan lobbied a dishwasher soap manufacturer to change its sexist TV commercial
Graduated from Northwestern University in 2003 with a double major in theater and international studies.Worked At The U.S. Embassy In Buenos Aires, ArgentinaWorked as a freelance calligrapher as a side job“When I was auditioning, at the onset, instead of waiting tables, I did calligraphy,”
Launched a lifestyle blog, “The Tig”, a “hub for the discerning palate – those with a hunger for food, travel, fashion & beauty.”
Counsellor for international charity One Young World.Participating in the One Young World 2014 Summit in which she joined a panel for the ‘Bridging the Gap’ session.
Visited Afghanistan with the United Service Organisations (USO) which supports the military and their families.“In gratitude to our troops, and the opportunity to thank them personally for their sacrifice and service.”Such an honor and feeling very very blessed. USOtour”
Advocate for Political Participation and Leadership – UN women.listen to her 2015 speech.
Global ambassador for World Vision, the world’s largest international children’s charity.
Travelled to Rwanda in 2016 with World Vision to see first-hand the importance of clean water.
Travelled to India with World Vision in 2017, focusing on gender equality and particularly girls access to education.
Worked alongside the Myna Mahila Foundation focusing on stigma surrounding menstruation & how that can directly inhibits women from pursuing an education.Read Meghan’s article on the Myna Mahila Foundation for TIME.
Worked her way towards becoming a successful actress. Most noteably known for her role as Rachel Zane in USA networks hit show “Suits” from 2011-2017.
Brand ambassador for Canadian retailer, Reitmans. Creating/designing multiple collections .
Fluent in spanish and studied French for six years Participated in USA Network’s ‘I wont stand for’ campaign”I won’t stand for racism,” — Meghan between the ages of 13-17, volunteered at a soup kitchen in Skid Row, Los Angeles.Meghan continued to volunteer at the soup kitchen when she would return home to LA until the age of 22.
Attended the Novak Djokovic Foundation New York dinner in 2013The Novak Djokovic Foundation focuses on Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Development.
Wrote an essay titled “I’m More Than An ‘Other,'” for Elle Magazine on her bi-racial ethnicity in 2015here: https://t.co/Ki7L4DJbAQVolunteered with the Glass Slipper Project during her university years. An organisation that collects donated dresses for teenagers who are unable to buy their own prom attire.
Attended the Dove Self-Esteem Project event in 2015 aimed at helping young people all around the world build positive body confidence and self-esteem.
In 2016 hosted the Watercolour Project Event at LUMAS gallery in Toronto – paintings were made by students in Rwanda and ended up raising enough money to build a well through the help of World Vision.
In 2015, Meghan hosted the Women in Cable Telecommunications Signature Luncheon at McCormick Place – Chicago, Illinois. This luncheon is a premier industry event where distinguished leaders come together in support of women in the cable industry.
In 2014, Meghan/The Tig partnered with BRIKA to develop a capsule collection with proceeds going to Feeding America & Second Harvest. Second Harvest was also an organisation which Meghan worked with to pick up & deliver leftover food from the “suits” set to local soup kitchens
In 2013, spoke on the movement to stop discrimination, focusing on the gender pay gap.