Where was Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah filmed?

People speculated it was filmed at Oprah Winfrey’s luxurious house

James Crump
Monday 08 March 2021 05:43
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s highly-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey will air this evening, after weeks of speculation surrounding its content.

For the first time since they stepped away from their duties as senior royals, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will participate in the high-profile televised event produced by CBS.

Where was the interview filmed?

After teaser clips of the interview were released in February, viewers assumed that Harry and Meghan had filmed the conversation at Winfrey’s house, as she does not live far from the couple.

Others suspected that the serene surroundings meant that the interview was actually filmed at Harry and Meghan’s $10m (£7.2m) mansion in Santa Barbara, California.

However, the Daily Mirror confirmed that the interview was actually filmed at the sprawling California mansion of CBS journalist and Winfrey’s close friend, Gayle King.

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The journalist’s house is secluded by at all points by plants and greenery, giving the couple the privacy they craved for their interview.

In pictures from inside of her home, King has multiple pieces of artworks and sculptures alongside flower arrangements, with splashes of colour with green doors and ceiling.

Although King would not confirm the report, she did reveal to CBS’This Morning after weeks of speculation that the interview was not filmed at the couple’s residence and was instead “taped at a friend’s home”.

King added: “People said it was at Oprah’s house or Harry and Meghan’s, [but] it was at a friend’s home.”

The journalist also said the Winfrey believes the interview is the “best” thing she has ever done, adding: “She said it wasn’t just her though, it was because the conversation apparently was so candid with all three of them.”

Ever since footage of Harry and Meghan’s conversation was teased last month, people have been admiring the surroundings of the interview, as the couple were filmed sitting in the sun with a beautiful manicured garden behind them.

The two-hour interview will air on Sunday 7 March on CBS, before being broadcast on ITV in the UK on Monday 8 March.

The interview, which has been described by the US network as an “intimate conversation”, is said to cover “wide-ranging” topics, with Harry expected to say he stepped back from royal duties because he feared “history repeating itself” following the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

The conversation is said to cover several other subjects such as life as a royal, marriage, parenting, and the handling of life under intense public pressure.

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