How much did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry get paid for Oprah Winfrey interview?

8 March 2021, 14:13 | Updated: 9 March 2021, 08:57

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have filmed a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have filmed a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. Picture: PA

By Zoe Adams

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made shocking royal family revelations in their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey - but how much were the Duke and Duchess of Sussex paid?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made some shocking revelations in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey where they revealed a secret wedding, racist remarks and a battle with mental health.

After airing in the US on 7th March, the UK will tonight be able to see the full interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and as one of their first public interviews since leaving the royal family, people have been keen to know, how much were Meghan and Prince Harry paid for their interview with Oprah Winfrey?

At the beginning of the interview, Oprah clears up talk of money and fees quickly as she reveals Meghan and Harry were actually paid nothing.

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Oprah Winfrey is a loyal friend of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Oprah Winfrey is a loyal friend of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: PA

Oprah said: "Before we get in to it, I just want to make it clear to everybody that even though we’re neighbours … that there has not been an agreement, you don’t know what I’m going to ask, and there is no subject that’s off-limits and you are not getting paid for this interview."

A spokesperson for Oprah told Page Six before the interview aired also: “A spokeswoman for the Oprah Winfrey Network confirmed that the couple won’t be collecting a pay cheque and said that no donations are being made to their charity.

However, the Meghan and Harry Oprah interview still made huge amounts of money through lucrative advertising and TV deals.

Reports claim US channel CBS paid a staggering $7million-$9million for the rights of the interview, with ITV also securing the rights for over a £1million.

Both channels are said to have made millions in adverts during the TV show.

During the interview, Meghan and Harry also address their finances as they speak about how they could afford to leave the royal family.

Prince Harry admitted that it was his mother, Princess Diana, and her inheritance to her sons, that made the lifestyle change possible.