Looks like fans of the British royal family has a lot to look forward to during the first week of March, specifically on Sunday, March 7.
According to the official website of Westminster Abbey on Monday, February 22, Queen Elizabeth II will be giving her annual address in honor of Commonwealth Day on Sunday, March 7. Her message will be aired through a BBC One special, A Celebration for Commonwealth Day. The program will replace the in-person Commonwealth Day service which was supposedly planned for March 8 but was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The pre-taped message will feature Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor Castle. Meanwhile, other royal family members such as Prince Charles, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will participate in the said event, too.
But why is it that many are raising their eyebrows regarding this event? If you’re up for some excitement and a bit of awkwardness, you should be aware that March 7 is also the day when the legendary Oprah Winfrey will have a sit-down interview with the couple Meghan Markle and Prince Harry via CBS. This is the first time that the couple will have their first interview since they announced on Valentine’s Day that they’re expecting their second child.
On February 14, the couple made a very memorable pregnancy announcement on social media which featured a black and white photo of the couple. Harry is sitting on the ground with Meghan resting her head on his lap. Her baby bump was obvious in the same maternity dress she wore when they announced their pregnancy with Archie.
CBS shared last week that the interview will be called, Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special which will be aired at 8 p.m. on March 7. This means that it will air a few hours after the Queen’s pre-taped message.
The Buckingham Palace also confirmed on February 19 that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer return as working members of the British royal family. As the Palace put it, the couple won’t continue with “the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.
On the other hand, Meghan and Harry released their own statement on the same day through their spokesperson saying “We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”