On Friday evening over in the states, CBS aired an hour long special about Meghan Markle hosted by Oprah’s BFF Gayle King.
Woven into footage of Harry and Meghan on some of their recent royal visits and their engagement announcement were bits of Harry and Meghan as children and photos an videos of each of them growing up.
Nothing shocking or salacious, as various Royal experts from Tina Brown to Ingrid Seward added to the hour long programme.
CBS News royal contributor Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair noted the fairytale like story of Harry and his soon to be wife. She also discussed how they both pour their heart and soul into the causes they champion.
“These two are going to be the premier global philanthropists in the world,” Brown commented.
Viewers also got a chance to ‘meet’ Alexi Lubomirski, the photographer of the couples engagement photos and now the wedding photographer.
In his only television interview in the United States, Lubomirski talked about the love he could see between HRH and Meghan during their engagement shoot.
“They’re just a young couple in love. It’s the most beautiful thing to see. And I’m a cheeseball so I love that kind of stuff,” said Lubomirski.
From speaking to Meghan’s former sobriety sisters at Northwestern University outside of Chicago to former teachers of the future Duchess.
“I just always remember saying that she, like, looked like a princess, I don’t know how else to describe it. She just radiates like, this, ridiculous aura.”says Northwestern University sorority sister Erica Bethe Levin.
Christine Knudsen, a teacher at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles talked about Meghan in her high school days and how she was bound and determined to not let anything stop her in pursuit of her goals and dreams.
“She didn’t see things as roadblocks – and I think she loved to rise to challenges,” Knudsen said.
Even a cast member from Suits, the television drama for which Meghan played the character Rachel Zane added to the mix of interviews.
Wendell Pierce, who played Markle’s father on the show, talked about. what he told Markle when he heard the news she was engaged.
“I said, ‘I just want you to know. I know all the stuff that’s gonna happen to you. And it’s gonna be crazy. Just in a quiet moment, just know, I’ll always be your friend. There’s someone thinking about your best interests. And we care about you,'” Pierce stated.
Sam Kashner, who wrote the first major profile of Megan in Vanity Fair summed it up: “Everything that could have gotten you beheaded 500 years ago, that’s why this engagement, this marriage, has already brought the monarchy well into the 21st century.”
You can catch the hour long programme here: Meghan Markle: American Princess on the CBS app.