MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey won’t be cancelled even if Prince Philip’s illness worsens, according to reports.
Producers are reportedly refusing to pull the “tell-all” chat with one insider saying it has the potential to detonate a “diplomatic bomb” if the Duke of Edinburgh’s health worsens.
Philip, 99, was moved to a different hospital yesterday while he battles an infection and pre-existing heart condition.
Buckingham Palace said he was taken to London’s St Bartholomew’s hospital until at least the end of the week where he will undergo further testing.
A TV insider suggested CBS will go ahead regardless after selling “millions of dollars” worth of advertising and have “no loyalty to the Royal Family”.
They told the Mirror: “CBS has sold millions of dollars worth of advertising around the interview, but bosses are aware of the delicacy of the Duke’s heath.
For it to run if Philip’s condition worsened would be like setting off a diplomatic bomb. It would be grossly insensitive and hugely disrespectful.”
“They have no loyalty to the Royal Family, although some feel as though they do to Harry and Meghan.
“For it to run if Philip’s condition worsened would be like setting off a diplomatic bomb. It would be grossly insensitive and hugely disrespectful.”
Two trailers promising “shocking” royal revelations were released as the frail Duke was moved into a new hospital.
In the trailers, Harry says he believed Meghan would suffer the same fate as his mother Diana and feared “history repeating itself”.
Meghan is asked why she felt her time as a duchess was “almost unsurvivable”.
The famous talk-show host also wanted to make it “clear to everybody there is no subject that is off limits”.
In the clips holding hands with Meghan in an outdoor location understood to be Santa Barbara, California, Harry said: “You know for me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you, with my wife by my side.
“Because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her, going through this process by herself. All those years ago.
“Because it’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we had each other.”
‘NO SUBJECT IS OFF LIMITS’
Meghan is then heard saying: “Yeah.”
Oprah is heard asking Meghan: “Were you silent, or were you silenced?
“I just want to make it clear to everybody there is no subject that is off limits.
“Almost unsurvivable, sounds like there was a breaking point.”
Harry replied: “My biggest concern was history repeating itself.”
Oprah said: “You’ve said some pretty shocking things here. Wait, hold up, wait a minute.”
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FOR DUKE’S SAKE
Harry and Meghan urged to delay Oprah interview while Philip is in hospital
Royal watchers called for the interview to be shelved until he is out of danger.
The “primetime special” with Meghan and Harry was initially set to last 90 minutes, but CBS have now reportedly extended that to two hours.
It’s been reported the Queen was “blindsided” by Harry and Meghan’s announcement of a “tell-all” interview with Oprah.
The Sun Online has contacted CBS for comment.
Timeline of Philip’s hospital stay
Tuesday February 16 2021 – The duke is admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital on a precautionary basis after feeling unwell.
He travels from Windsor Castle by car.
Philip is said to be in “good spirits” and walks into the private hospital unaided.
He is expected to stay for a few days.
Friday February 19 – Sources say Philip is now expected to remain in hospital for “observation and rest” over the weekend and into the next week.
Saturday February 20 – The Prince of Wales makes a 200 mile-round trip to see his father, spending around half an hour at the hospital.
Tuesday February 23 – Seven days after the duke was admitted, the Palace says he is being treated for an infection and is “comfortable and responding to treatment”, but is not expected to leave hospital for several more days.
The Earl of Wessex says the duke is a “lot better” and looking forward to getting out.
Monday March 1 – Philip is transferred in an ambulance to St Bartholomew’s Hospital for treatment for an infection and testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace says.
The duke is shielded from public view by large umbrellas as he leaves King Edward VII’s Hospital.