DeGeneres shared another trailer earlier – there’s not going to be much of this interview left – which saw Meghan discuss her and Harry sneaking out to a Halloween party before their relationship became official.
DeGeneres has been friends with Meghan and Harry for some years, and has previously described them as “the cutest couple, so down to earth”.
“I see them get attacked and it’s not fair,” DeGeneres said in 2019. Meghan and Harry have been consistently subjected to vitriol from certain British newspapers, some of it racist.
They are just two of the most down-to-earth compassionate people, they’re doing so much good for the world,” DeGeneres said.
“I mean I can’t tell you how sweet they are. But the most important thing is I got to hold Archie. I fed Archie. I held Archie,” DeGeneres said after meeting the Sussexes’ son in 2019.
In a trailer for the interview, Meghan said she used to drive to the same Warner Brothers site for auditions. It was “very different” then, Meghan said.
She said she would drive her “very, very old” Ford Explorer Sport to the studios.
“At a certain point the key stopped working on the driver’s side, so you couldn’t get yourself in through the door,” she said.
“I would open the trunk and climb in and then pull it shut behind me and crawl over all my seats to get out, that’s how I would come to and fro.
Asked by DeGeneres if anyone saw her, Meghan replied: “No, I would play it off. I’d go like, ‘Oh, I’m just looking for my resume and my highlighters or my script.’”
Hello, and welcome to live coverage of the Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
The interview comes eight months after Meghan and Prince Harry were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey – a conversation that created headlines around the world.
In the Winfrey chat, Meghan said she had experienced racism from a remember of the royal family, and said she had experienced suicidal thoughts as a result of the environment created by the British tabloid media, and the institution of the Royal family.
It remains to be seen if the DeGeneres interview will be similarly revealing, and the chatshow host’s website, Ellentube, has touted the interview in less bombastic tones.
“The activist and co-founder of Archewell will chat with Ellen about growing up and returning to California, as well as her New York Times bestselling children’s book, ‘The Bench,’” Ellentube says.