As the world waits with bated breath for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey, British comedian James Corden decided to drop his own solo interview with the Duke of Sussex on Friday.
The appearance kicked off a monthlong media blitz, making it the first solo and televised interview given by the Prince since moving to the US—and there's so much to unpack in the 17-minute long video. It was comical, heartwarming and eye-opening all at once.
Prince Harry joined the talk show host on an open-top 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 iconic Fresh Prince of Bel Air mansion and later at a military-inspired obstacle course where Harry got to demonstrate some of the skills he honed while in the army.
Last week, Buckingham Palace announced that the the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be returning to working royal life; later, it was revealed that the duo and will have a sitdown, no-holds-barred 90-minute interview special with Oprah Winfrey (airing on American network CBS on March 7). They had recently announced that they are expecting their second child. The couple 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 16 things we learned from Prince Harry's interview with James Corden:
1. Prince Harry has never been on an open-top, 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.