Just days after the royal couple made the big announcement that they were expecting their second child, CBS revealed that the talk show host is going to have an "intimate conversation" with the famous parents for a primetime special.
Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special will air on CBS on March 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Winfrey will first speak with Markle, 39, "covering everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure."
The women will then be joined by Harry, 36, to discuss their move to the United States and future goals.
The special is produced by Harpo Productions. Terry Wood and Tara Montgomery will executive produce, along with co-executive producer Brian Piotrowicz.
On Sunday, February 14, the couple released a statement confirming that their nearly two-year-old son Archie “is going to be a big brother" and that they were "overjoyed to be expecting their second child."
The exciting announcement came paired with a black-and-white photo of the happily married couple canoodling in the park. Meghan, donning a flowy sleeveless dress by Carolina Herrera, is laying in the grass with her head in Harry’s lap. The smiling Duke of Sussex is cradling his wife’s head, and the Duchess' small (but obvious) bump is on full display.
It was likely no coincidence that the couple, who now reside in Montecito, Calif., shared their happy news on Valentine’s Day. The romantic holiday day marked 37 years to the day that Princess Diana announced that she was expecting her second son, Harry.
On Twitter, the photographer of their pregnancy announcement, Misan Harriman, wrote, “Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow. Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!”
The announcement comes after the couple shared the news that the former Suits actress suffered a miscarriage last July. In a candid and heartbreaking op-ed for The New York Times in November 2020, the mother wrote about the “unbearable grief” she and her husband endured.
“Something was not right,” she wrote at the time. “I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child that I was losing my second.”
Markle was in the hospital with her husband several hours later. “I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears. Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal.”
She added, “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.”
A source previously told OK! that the couple wanted to "try for another baby at the earliest opportunity."
The response to Markle’s essay "validated their decision to go public a thousand times over," the insider spilled in December, and helped the couple grow closer. Added the source, "Harry has been an absolute rock for Meghan, and vice versa."
No details have been shared about when Markle is expecting or the child's sex.