The American television channel CBS pays between 7 million and 9 million dollars (5.9 million and 7.6 million euros) for the rights of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, writes The Wall Street Journal based on insiders.
The interview, which lasts about two hours and was previously recorded, will be broadcast in several countries on Sunday. Among other things, Markle opens a book about her experiences with the royal family and later in the interview Prince Harry also joins. The much-discussed interview has significantly cooled the relationship between the couple and Buckingham Palace.
The interest in the interview is increasing among television channels, also because some fragments have already been released. In it, Prince Harry expresses, among other things, the media attention that he and his wife received earlier. Reportedly, a commercial on CBS around the interview on Sunday now costs more than 270,000 euros per 30 seconds.
The interview with Oprah, who was also a guest at the wedding of Harry and Meghan in 2018, follows about a year after the two announced their intention to break with the British royal house. Recently, that wish was officially confirmed. Since their step back into the British royal family, the couple have also stepped out of the spotlight. They did make lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify for multiple projects.