UK news ITV 'will axe' Meghan and Harry interview if Prince Philip's condition worsens last minute news
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Breaking News ! ITV is reportedly prepared to pull the plug on the upcoming Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey if Prince Philip's health worsens. According to industry sources, the broadcaster increased its £500,000 bid to a huge £1 million to secure the UK rights to show the two-hour interview on Monday. But with the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, in hospital and his health apparently remaining a concern, it is thought ITV is ready to call off the broadcast if his condition does deteriorate. Sources at Buckingham Palace say the mood has "shifted" after the Duke was moved to another hospital on Monday, Birmingham Live reports. Find the latest news in your area: The much-anticipated interview, spanning two hours, will air in the US on Sunday evening. The Oprah interview follows Meghan and Harry enjoying a comedic chat with Late Late Show host James Corden last week. The Palace is reportedly "united" in "praying" for the Duke, 99, after he was transferred across London on March 1. Public relations and crisis consultant Mark Borkowski warned that Harry and Meghan are at risk of a "real reputational mess" if they go ahead with the broadcast in the US on Sunday.
. Questions have been raised about the appropriateness of Harry and Meghan's interview, which chat show host Oprah has promised will be "shocking" with "nothing off limits".
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Mr Borkowski said a deterioration in Philip's health would also raise serious issues for ITV as to whether the screening should go ahead in the UK, and could cause problems for advertisers airing commercials during the programme. "I think brands have to take a considered view about whether they want their advertising anywhere near this," he said.