MEGHAN Markle chose a dress with a secret meaning for her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, it is claimed.
The pregnant Duchess of Sussex, 39, stunned in a flowing black Giorgio Armani dress to “convey a very specific message”, in her first interview after finalising Megxit.
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The Telegraph claimed that the £3,300 long triple silk georgette dress features a lotus flower design, which Meghan chose for its “symbolic meaning of revival”.
They wrote: “The lotus flower’s daily resurrection is considered proof of its determination and will to live.
“The Duchess understands that a lotus seed can withstand thousands of years without water, able to germinate over two centuries later.
“This ‘refusal to accept defeat’ is very much how she sees her own battle against the pressures of royal life.”
Oprah's very rare sit-down interview with Prince Harry and Meghan is scheduled to air on CBS on March 7 from 8pm (US time).
The couple sat down with Oprah to record the chat last Tuesday, it's understood.
In the sneak preview, Oprah confirms that “there is no subject that is off limits", and said the couple had revealed "some pretty shocking things" – some of which seemed "almost unsurvivable".
Holding hands with his Meghan, Harry says in the upcoming chat: "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."
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."
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.
The royal couple apparently failed to inform the monarch of their plans before revealing they'll chat to the American chat show host.
And she only learned of it when US TV network CBS hurriedly issued a statement on Monday – after a producer working for Oprah mistakenly alerted ITV of the plans, the Mail on Sunday reported.
News of the big interview emerged after the couple announced Meghan's third pregnancy – and days before Buckingham Palace confirmed the pair will never return as senior royals.
Members of the Royal family usually run potential TV interview opportunities past the Queen in advance.
Harry and Meghan were forced to reveal the interview ahead of schedule after ITV were tipped off.
The couple are believed to have spoken about marriage, parenthood, life as royals and their charity work during the discussion.
Meanwhile, Piers Morgan compares ’embarrassing’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to dictators like Kim Jong-un after Oprah interview.
And Meghan Markle and Prince Harry launch new Archewell logo with the word ‘service’ after cruel jibe at Queen.
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