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How to watch Oprah's interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey in their epic interview.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey in their epic interview. (Image credit: CBS)

Imagine the following: You're Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle, two of the most visible people in the world, let alone in British Royalty. You're the constant targets of gossip and innuendo and have done the unthinkable — tried to leave it all behind and have some semblance of a normal adult life. That, of course, is impossible. 

That also means you don't sit for interviews with just anyone. But Oprah Winfrey? That's another story.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's exclusive interview with Oprah — dubbed Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special — originally was broadcast on Sunday, March 7. CBS reportedly obtained the rights for a whopping $7 million. It was an intimate look inside the couple's life as part of the royal family.

This one's been a long time coming. The interview began with an extended run of just Markle and Winfrey sitting together, outdoors. Markle described her experience of being welcomed into the family and then quickly being handled, albeit at arm's length. She talks about the toll it all took on her mental and emotional well-being, to the point in which she was contemplating suicide. She talked about lies and denials that came from within the palace in a way that the writers of The Crown could only dream of.

The couple finished the interview together, with Harry confirming that someone in the family — nobody would say who — had expressed concern over how dark the skin of their child would be, leaving Oprah aghast. They also confirmed that their first child — Markle is visibly pregnant with their second in the interview — was not going to receive security protection from the royal family, which is pretty unthinkable in any context.

And they talk about their monumental decision to "step back" from life as a part of the senior family, and how that will affect their lives going forward.

How to stream Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah

The March 7 interview with Harry and Meghan will be available anywhere you can find a CBS broadcast. The primetime special remains available on the CBS website, which probably is your best way of watching it at this point.

It's available without signing up for anything — you'll just have to be willing to sit through some advertising.

It's also worth noting that the interview isn't available on Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS that also includes the bulk of CBS' on-demand library. You'll have to watch it (for now, anyway) on CBS proper.

CBS also will be re-airing the entire 2-hour interview at 8 p.m. Eastern on Friday, March 12.

How to watch the Meghan and Harry interview from anywhere in the world

If you're not in the U.S. on Sunday and still want to catch the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey, you've got a lot of options. But one of the simplest may be a VPN service.

A virtual private network allows you to direct all of your internet traffic through a specific set of servers in a specific location. So even if you're not in the United States on Sunday, you can make sure your internet traffic is going through the United States on Sunday, and then stream to your heart's content. Or the same goes for any other country in which you'd normally be able to watch a CBS broadcast like this.

The only catch is that you need to be sure to use a VPN you can trust, because all of your internet traffic — encrypted and unencrypted alike — is going to go through that VPN. And for that, we've been longtime fans of ExpressVPN.

ExpressVPN is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. Plus it'll help keep your network traffic away from any prying eyes on public networks. 

It's also a great way to make sure you can watch the Meghan and Harry interview no matter where you are in the world this Sunday.View Deal