MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey won’t be cancelled even if Prince Philip’s illness worsens, according to reports.
Producers are reportedly refusing to pull the “tell-all” chat with one insider saying it has the potential to detonate a “diplomatic bomb” if the Duke of Edinburgh’s health worsens.
It is unclear whether Harry, 36, has reached out to makers CBS or Winfrey to postpone the release of the interview due to the health of his grandfather.
Philip, 99, was moved to a different hospital yesterday while he battles an infection and pre-existing heart condition.
Buckingham Palace said he was taken to London’s St Bartholomew’s hospital until at least the end of the week where he will undergo further testing.
A TV insider suggested CBS will go ahead regardless after selling “millions of dollars” worth of advertising and have “no loyalty to the Royal Family”.
They told the Mirror: “CBS has sold millions of dollars worth of advertising around the interview, but bosses are aware of the delicacy of the Duke’s heath.
“They have no loyalty to the Royal Family, although some feel as though they do to Harry and Meghan.
“For it to run if Philip’s condition worsened would be like setting off a diplomatic bomb. It would be grossly insensitive and hugely disrespectful.”
It comes as Harry and Meghan were urged to think of Philip and delay their Oprah TV chat.
Two trailers promising “shocking” royal revelations were released as the frail Duke was moved into a new hospital.
Senior royal sources said the family was “pretty appalled” by the idea of the recorded chat with Oprah Winfrey being broadcast while Philip lies in hospital.
In the trailers, Harry says he believed Meghan would suffer the same fate as his mother Diana and feared “history repeating itself”.
Meghan is asked why she felt her time as a duchess was “almost unsurvivable”.
The famous talk-show host also wanted to make it “clear to everybody there is no subject that is off limits”.
In the clips holding hands with Meghan in an outdoor location understood to be Santa Barbara, California, Harry said: “You know for me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you, with my wife by my side.
“Because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her, going through this process by herself. All those years ago.
“Because it’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we had each other.”
‘NO SUBJECT IS OFF LIMITS’
Meghan is then heard saying: “Yeah.”
Oprah is heard asking Meghan: “Were you silent, or were you silenced?
“I just want to make it clear to everybody there is no subject that is off limits.
“Almost unsurvivable, sounds like there was a breaking point.”
Harry replied: “My biggest concern was history repeating itself.”
Oprah said: “You’ve said some pretty shocking things here. Wait, hold up, wait a minute.”
Royal watchers called for the interview to be shelved until he is out of danger.
The “primetime special” with Meghan and Harry was initially set to last 90 minutes, but CBS have now reportedly extended that to two hours.
It’s been reported the Queen was “blindsided” by Harry and Meghan’s announcement of a “tell-all” interview with Oprah.
HOAR Online has contacted CBS for comment.