Royal insiders are determined not to enter into a war of words, but will be watching the two-hour broadcast carefully for any fresh allegations levelled against them.
While the interview will not be screened in the UK until tomorrow, it is believed Palace aides have secured an online feed to allow them to watch the interview live when it is broadcast by CBS.
It is due to start at 5pm in
Aides at Buckingham Palace will stay up through the night to watch the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey
The Queen, who is at Windsor Castle, is expected to be briefed about the contents of the interview tomorrow morning.
It is likely one of her senior aides will relay Meghan and Harry’s comments after breakfast.
A report is also expected to be made to Prince Charles, who is spending lockdown with the Duchess of Cornwall at Highgrove in Gloucestershire.
Meanwhile, the Palace press office will be preparing overnight for the expected barrage of questions from the global media after the interview.
The Queen, who is at Windsor Castle, is expected to be briefed about the contents of the interview tomorrow morning. It is likely one of her senior aides will relay Meghan and Harry’s comments after breakfast. Pictured: The Queen with Meghan in 2018
Although they will be reluctant to engage in a so-called ‘running commentary’ on the Sussexes’ interview, aides will prepare responses in case there are specific claims that have to be answered.
During recent months, the Queen has been having private conversations with Harry over his decision to step down from Royal duties.
She is said to be ‘saddened’ at his decision to quit and has made it clear he will not keep honorary military titles or other Royal patronages.
The Queen (pictured with the Sussexes in 2018) has not been given an ‘advanced copy’ of Meghan and Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, reports claim
It emerged yesterday that CBS is paying up to £6.5 million for the rights to broadcast the interview.
But despite the eye-watering outlay, the channel will make tens of millions from the programme, which will be broadcast in more than 70 countries. ITV is said to have paid £1 million to screen it in the UK.
CBS is also reportedly charging advertisers £234,000 for a 30-second slot during the interview.