The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, kicked off a monthlong media blitz this morning with the Prince's first solo media interview on American soil. Harry joined talk show host James Corden on an open air double-decker bus for a non-Carpool Karaoke tour around Los Angeles with a few special pit stops in between—first in Brentwood at the Fresh Prince of Bel Air house and later at a military-inspired obstacle course where Harry got to demonstrate some of the skills he honed while in the army.
The royal duo, who last week decided that they would not be returning to working royal life while simultaneously revealing that Markle and Harry would sit for a no-holds-barred 90-minute interview special with Oprah Winfrey (airing on American network CBS on March 7), recently announced that they are expecting their second child. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved from the UK to Vancouver and, later, to Santa Barbara in early 2020, right as the country began lockdown in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. They have since signed deals with Netflix and Spotify rumoured to be valued around US$100 million and US$30 million,respectively.
Here are 11 things we learned about Prince Harry from his James Corden interview, the first solo interview given by the prince since he expatriated to the United States.
1. Prince Harry has never been on a double-decker tour bus
"This is the first time I've been on an open-top bus," Prince Harry tells James Corden, after the duo board the Big Bus Tours bus in Los Angeles. "Not really allowed to. When I was in London I would see them cruising around with tourists. I was like: You know, that would be really good fun. When you live in an area, you never actually go sightseeing. I've always wanted to go sightseeing."
In fact, this jaunt around Los Angeles is Prince Harry's first chance to see the city since moving there right before the US-Canadian border shut down in early 2020.