From Oprah to Ellen: Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, paid an unannounced visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week for an episode that will air Thursday.
The former “Suits” star told host DeGeneres that it was her first time back on a talk show in about a decade and reminisced about returning to the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank after visiting it several times for auditions as a young actress.
In a sneak peek released late Tuesday, the former British royal told a cute story about her days as a struggling artist who drove a Ford Explorer Sport — a car that was so old, she had to crawl through the trunk to get into the driver’s seat.
The reason for her appearance on the show isn’t mentioned in the teaser, but the spot comes off as orchestrated for those keeping up with the Sussexes. You’ll recall, the last time Meghan did a major sit-down interview, it was with DeGeneres’ pal Oprah Winfrey in the spring and led to a reckoning that Buckingham Palace is still contending with today.
Meghan appeared on DeGeneres’ show to plug her children’s book, “The Bench,” The Times has confirmed.
Reps for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and the Sussexes did not immediately respond Wednesday to The Times’ request for comment.
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