Royal bombshell alert as Duchess of Sussex holds interview with US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres

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  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen DeGeneres
    American comedian
  • Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
    American actress
The Duchess and Ellen during the taping of the show - Michael Rozman
The Duchess and Ellen during the taping of the show - Michael Rozman

The Duchess of Sussex is to appear on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a programme which has been axed amid allegations of a toxic workplace culture.

It will be the Duchess’s first appearance on a US network television talk show since becoming a member of the Royal Family.

Both the Duchess and Ms De Generes have faced allegations of bullying.

In March Buckingham Palace announced that it was investigating claims that the Duchess had bullied several members of staff.

It confirmed that the allegations would be investigated by the Palace’s human resources team.

In August last year Ms DeGeneres, who dominated the daytime chat show scene, was obliged to apologise amid allegations from dozens of former employees of sexual misconduct, bullying and racism among production staff.

The show, which is broadcast on Thursday night will also be her first major TV appearance since her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in which the Duchess spoke of her unhappiness at her life in the Palace.

On this occasion the former Suits actress appears to be on less controversial ground, describing her days turning up for auditions in Hollywood.

Wearing a £1,336 Oscar de la Renta blouse, she paints a picture of her struggles as she tried to establish herself in show business.

“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 says

"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.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have largely restricted their public appearances to charitable events and promoting their Archewell foundation.

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