For 50 years, the British royal family has celebrated the annual Commonwealth Mass at Westminster Abbey in March, but the mass was canceled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The church said the 94-year-old queen, who leads the 54-nation union, would instead send a televised message as part of a program called “Commonwealth Day Celebration” that will be broadcast on BBC TV on March 7.
There will also be interventions for the heir to the throne, Prince Charles and Prince William, who is next to the throne and his wife Kate.
This means that the program will be broadcast hours before the upcoming interview with Prince Harry and his wife Megan, which is their first in-depth interview since their travels to the United States.
Winfrey’s interview with the prince and his wife came after their news made international headlines by announcing that they were expecting their second child, and news that they would abandon their royal responsibilities forever.
Harry and Meghan attended Commonwealth Mass last year, and it was their last official royal mission before they moved to Los Angeles and moved away from official duties, a decision that shocked the royal family.