Royal commentators weigh in.
Her appearance on tonight's Ellen DeGeneres Show will be her first TV appearance since then.
In the teaser trailer, which dropped today, Meghan wears an Oscar de la Renta blouse and discusses her days of Hollywood auditions prior to meeting Prince Harry in 2016.
She was an actress on the show Suits before they got married and played the role of Rachel Zane.
Describing her personal struggles and the turmoil you can face when trying to carve a career for yourself as an actress, she shares stories of the old car she used to drive to auditions.
“I had this very old Ford Explorer Sport and, at a certain point, the key stopped working on the driver’s side, so you couldn’t get yourself in through the door," she shares.
"So, after auditions, I would park at the back of the parking lot and I would open the trunk and climb in, pull the door shut behind me and crawl all over my seats to get out. That’s how I would come to and fro.”
Harry and Meghan appear to have made an active effort not to be in the public eye as much since moving to California, where they now live with their children, Archie and Lilibet.
However, Harry has signed a book deal with Penguin, set to be released later next year, detailing his life so far and sharing his own take on life as a Royal family member who's taken the decision to step down.
So, how do the Royal family feel about yet another interview that could jeopardise the family name?
Royal experts are divided. Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said to Express.co.uk: “The trailer for the chat show, unlike those for the Sussexes controversial and deeply destructive interview on Oprah, which aired when Prince Philip was in hospital, has Meghan reminiscing about her days in show business.”
Shop the royal look...
"There is no harm in that! Her detractors will criticise the obsession for publicity and control of their image which seems to characterise the Sussexes.”
However, disagreeing with Fitzwilliams, Royal expert Angela Levin told the Sun: "Meghan was acting that everything was wonderful and so funny and isn't she sweet and a bit shy."
“And it's not going to work really. She's desperate for publicity, desperate for people to watch and see her.”
It'll mark the Duchess' first American TV appearance since becoming an official member of the Royal family back in 2018.
The Ellen Degeneres Show has recently faced criticism as former staff alleged toxic workplace culture.
The full-length interview will be broadcast this evening.
Marie Claire Newsletter
Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
Ally Head is Marie Claire UK's Health, Sustainability, and Relationships Editor, eight-time marathoner, and Boston Qualifying runner. Day-to-day, she works across site strategy, features, and e-commerce, reporting on the latest health updates, writing the must-read health and wellness content, and rounding up the genuinely sustainable and squat-proof gym leggings worth *adding to basket*. She regularly hosts panels and presents for things like the MC Sustainability Awards, has an Optimum Nutrition qualification, and saw nine million total impressions on the January 2023 Wellness Issue she oversaw, with health page views up 98% year on year, too. Follow Ally on Instagram for more or get in touch.
As a Health Editor, trust me when I say: you need to know about this new-gen at-home STI screening
It's proving seriously impressive.
By Ally Head
This under-the-radar Jo Malone perfume is easily one of my most complimented—and I think it deserves more praise
The epitome of luxury
By Lucy Abbersteen
My home must smell cosy at all times—these are the 13 Christmas candles that *really* deliver this year
I'm already burning them
By Shannon Lawlor