Meghan Markle and Harry's Oprah interview remind royal fans of Sarah Ferguson's explosive 1996 chat with host

AS MEGHAN Markle and Harry's Oprah interview is set to air, it reminds fans of the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson's explosive 1996 chat with the talk show host.

Ferguson sat down with Oprah Winfrey and revealed her life is "no fairytale" in the interview.

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In her interview, Meghan revealed to Oprah why Archie isn't a prince.

The comparison with Ferguson's interview comes as Meghan and Harry's sit-down interview with Oprah airs on Sunday.

Comparison between the interviews comes as…

  • Meghan Markle may never come back to Britain after the bombshell interview
  • The Queen has praised the nation's selfless dedication as the Royals braced themselves for the interview
  • Meghan was reportedly gutted when the Queen rejected her plea to live at Windsor
  • During the interview, Meghan told Oprah that Kate made her cry in a tiff over her flower girl dresses
  • Meghan revealed she and Harry DO know the sex of their baby
  • It was revealed that Meghan "may do another Oprah interview to combat bullying claims against her"
  • Aides have revealed there's fear Prince Andrew may be pulled into a palace probe over bullying rumors

Ferguson opened up about the difficulty of grappling with her feelings "on such a public stage."

Speaking of her marriage to Prince Andrew, she said it wasn't the fairytale everyone imagined.

"You didn't marry the fairytale, you married a man," Ferguson said.

She added: "You married a man, you fell in love and married a man, and then you have to come to terms with the fairytale".


The interview is the first time Meghan and Harry have opened up about their lives since stepping back from their formal roles in the royal family.

In sharing a link to Ferguson's interview, one person wrote: "Watched this as it’s the eve of the Meghan and Harry interview being aired here. I think Meghan’s experience will be of the same sort of thread. Not exact obvs!"

Another person sharing the link to Ferguson's interview said: "Behind glam and tiaras so much pain."

In a preview clip, Meghan spoke about why Archie was not named a prince.

Archie was not automatically born a prince because of his place in the line of succession to the throne but the Queen could have granted him a title.


The children and grandchildren of the Sovereign automatically receive a HRH title – with the great-grandchildren only are bestowed the titles if the monarch intervenes.

The children of Princess Anne, the Queen's only daughter, declined her mother's offer to bestow the HRH distinction on son Peter Philips and daughter Zara Tindall.

The bombshell revelations come amid fears Meghan may never return to Britain after the chat.

Insiders fear she and Prince Harry could have burnt their bridges by failing to tell family members what was in the two-hour chat before it was shown in the US at 1am today.

Sources say royals including the Queen were not planning to watch the interview, to be shown here on ITV at 9pm.

Windsor Castle and Palace staff have dubbed the chat “Moperah” after seeing whingey teasers.

They said it was “disgusting” that senior royals — including the Queen, Prince Charles and William — were given no advance details of what was in their pre-recorded two-hour interview.

Family members were instead waking to a staff briefing about the couple’s complaints of a restrictive life and overbearing aides inside the monarchy.

Sources fear pregnant Meghan’s decision to tell millions worldwide her side of their fall-out with “The Firm” means she has no intention of returning to these shores.

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