Harry and Meghan urged to ‘delay’ Oprah interview while Philip in hospital

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been urged to have their Oprah interview postponed until Prince Philip recovers.

Clips of the eagerly anticipated "shocking" televised chat were released on Sunday night as teasers for its broadcast this coming weekend.

But there have been calls for its release date to be pushed back to when the 99-year-old Duke is out of hospital, The Sun reports.

After fighting an infection for the past two weeks Prince Philip has now been moved to St Bartholomew’s, London, for testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace said.

The statement added that he is responding to treatment and "remains comfortable" but is not expected to return home until at least the end of the week.

According to The Sun, senior royal sources claim the family was "pretty appalled" at the prospect of Harry and Meghan's big US interview being aired to the world while Philip lies in hospital.

Some royal watchers want the interview to be shelved until the Duke is in a healthier position because of the likely nature of what is to be discussed.

Penny Junor, who wrote Prince Harry, Brother, Soldier, Son, said: "It’s bad timing when they’re going to be saying 'poor us'."

A senior royal source asked: "Why are they doing it?"

The interview with Oprah could include a "fierce attack" on palace courtiers and damage their relationship with the royals, an expert has argued.

Their chat with the legendary US chatshow host is set to be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, March 7 at 8pm EST [1am GMT].

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It was originally scheduled to run for 90 minutes but has since been extended to two hours.In the interview, Harry and Meghan are expected to discuss Megxit at length and their various charity projects.

The Duchess of Sussex and Oprah are good friends, and the US TV host is thought to have helped her and Harry find a place to stay when they arrived in Los Angeles.

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