Royal watchers are holding their breath (and no doubt the Royal Family too) with the news that Meghan Markle has sat down with talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres for her first daytime talk show appearance since her explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey this year.
The Duchess of Sussex is featured in a teaser for the upcoming interview on DeGeneres’ Twitter page alongside the caption, “A lot has changed since the last time Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, was on the Warner Brothers lot. Don’t miss the rest of our interview tomorrow”.
A lot has changed since the last time Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, was on the Warner Brothers lot. Don’t miss the rest of our interview tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/pBihJLf0um
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 17, 2021
In the teaser, Markle reminisces about her previous life as an actress and shares some anecdotes about going to auditions in her second-hand car.
“I had this very, very old Ford Explorer Sport, and at a certain point the key stopped working on the driver’s side, so you couldn’t get yourself in through the door,” she said.
“So after auditions, I would park at the back of the parking lot and I would open the trunk and climb in and then pull it shut behind me and crawl over all my seats to get out. That’s how I would come to and fro.”
Markle’s appearance will air Friday, November 19 in Australia as part of The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ 19th and final season. DeGeneres announced in May 2021 that she would be calling it quits on her popular daytime talk show after she endured harsh criticism over claims she fostered a toxic work environment.
The surprise interview comes as Royal sources claim Prince Harry and Markle will not be joining the Royal Family at Sandringham for Christmas.
A Royal source told Page Six if Harry and Markle were attending the Christmas celebrations, “they would have communicated it to their family by now”.
“There’s a lot that goes into the logistics and the planning of the family Christmas, so of course, staff know that Harry and Meghan are not coming,” the source said.
“But this is Her Majesty’s first Christmas without her husband, so one would have hoped they would want to be with her.
“I think everyone understands there will be a frenzy when they both come back to the UK, but they need to rip the (Band-Aid) off and get on with it.”
Harry and Markle have not attended Sandringham for Christmas since 2018. The Queen is usually joined at Sandringham by Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton during Christmas.