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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's highly-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey will be re-edited following the latest development in the couple's royal exit.
Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were officially stripped of their final royal patronages, including Harry's military titles.
"Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
The Sussexes' 90-minute special with TV veteran Oprah had been announced days earlier, and will now be 're-edited' prior to its March 7 broadcast date.
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"When the Duke and Duchess spoke, it was never envisaged they would have their patronages taken away," a source from production company CBS told The Mirror.
Claiming the couple now have "no role in royal life", the source adds, "Things have significantly changed for them since they eagerly sat for Winfrey and poured their hearts out."
The source alluded to the unforeseen removal of Harry and Meghan's patronages as an incentive for the couple to speak to Oprah again.
Oprah reportedly spent two days with the duke and duchess to film the prime time tell-all.
The interview is said to have occurred last week, when the duke's grandfather Prince Philip was admitted to hospital "as a precautionary measure."
According to CBS' announcement, the "intimate conversation" between Oprah and the royal pair will cover a number of different topics, with Meghan as the focus on the interview.
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"Winfrey will speak with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure," the press release from CBS stated.
"Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family."
Despite stripping the Sussexes of their royal patronages, the Palace stresses the couple "remain much loved members of the family."
A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan released a statement from the couple in response.
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© Backgrid UK / Bestimage "It's their problem": the next interview with Meghan Markle and Harry makes you sweat cold in Buckingham Exiles in the United States for nearly a year after having slammed the door of the monarchy, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will give their first interview on a prime-time show opposite Oprah Winfrey, on March 7. An interview that Buckingham Palace did not expect, which has no idea what the Sussex spouses will reveal on television.
"As evidenced by their work over the past year, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role," it read.
"We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."
Though Harry and Meghan's royal patronages celebrated the couple's work, widely sharing their gratitude for their commitment, The Sunday Times reported Prince William was "genuinely shocked" by his brother's reaction.
Royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah wrote the Duke of Cambridge was "very upset" about his brother and sister-in-law's reaction to the Queen, with a source saying he found it "insulting and disrespectful".
"You don't answer the Queen back – it's just not done," another palace insider told the publication.
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