Meghan Markle chose a dress with a powerful secret meaning for her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The pregnant Duchess of Sussex, 39, stuns in a flowing black Giorgio Armani dress to “convey a very specific message”, in her first tell-all interview since leaving royal life.
“The lotus flower’s daily resurrection is considered proof of its determination and will to live,” the article reads.
“The duchess understands that a lotus seed can withstand thousands of years without water, able to germinate over two centuries later.
“This ‘refusal to accept defeat’ is very much how she sees her own battle against the pressures of royal life.”
Oprah’s very rare sit-down interview with Prince Harry and Meghan is scheduled to air on CBS on March 7 from 8pm, local time, lunch time on Monday in Australia.
The couple sat down with Oprah to record the chat last Tuesday, it’s understood.
In the sneak preview, Oprah confirms “there is no subject that is off limits”, and said the couple had revealed “some pretty shocking things” – some of which seemed “almost unsurvivable”.
Holding hands with Meghan, Harry says in the upcoming chat: “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 (Princess Diana), 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.”
Meghan is then heard saying: “Yeah.”
Oprah is heard asking Meghan in the dramatic teaser: “Were you silent, or were you silenced?
“I just want to make it clear to everybody there is no subject that is off limits,” Oprah adds.
“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.”
The prime time special with Meghan and Harry was initially set to last 90 minutes, but CBS have now reportedly extended that to two hours.
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It’s been reported the Queen was “blindsided” by Harry and Meghan’s announcement of a tell-all interview with Oprah.
The royal couple apparently failed to inform the monarch of their plans before revealing they’ll chat to the American chat show host.
And she only learned of it when US TV network CBS hurriedly issued a statement on Monday – after a producer working for Oprah mistakenly alerted ITV of the plans, the Mail on Sunday reported.
News of the big interview emerged after the couple announced Meghan’s pregnancy, and days before Buckingham Palace confirmed the pair will not return as senior royals.
Members of the royal family usually run potential TV interview opportunities past the Queen in advance.
The couple are believed to have spoken about marriage, parenthood, life as royals and their charity work during the discussion.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission