The remarks come before today’s hotly anticipated interview with Prince Harry and wife Meghan airs on television internationally.

Queen Elizabeth is imploring the Commonwealth to come together and embrace the spirit of community despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 94-year-old monarch has urged unity as the focus of her Commonwealth Day message.
The Queen says the pandemic has been a time like no other.
The testing times experienced by so many have led to a deeper appreciation of the mutual support and spiritual sustenance we enjoy by being connected to others, she said.
Physical distancing and isolation have led commonwealth citizens to embrace innovative technology to communicate, she said.
The Queen says the pandemic has been “a time like no other”. Credit: AP
People have increasingly enjoyed such communication thanks to the immediacy it offers.
We have all continued to appreciate the support, breadth of experiences and knowledge that working together brings, and I hope we shall maintain this renewed sense of closeness and community, Elizabeth said.
Prince Charles has meanwhile also paid tribute to the courage shown throughout the Commonwealth in response to the pandemic.
He has been joined by other royals, including his elder son and heir Prince William, in talking about the impact of COVID-19.
The queens television address will mark Commonwealth Day, dedicated to countries that maintain links with Britain, including Australia.
The remarks come just hours before a hotly anticipated interview with Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle, conducted by US talk show host Oprah Winfrey, airs on television internationally.
The pair have agreed to talk about their controversial decision to step down from royal duties.
Not since the late Princess Diana appeared on television to share intimate details of her failed marriage to Harrys father Prince Charles has a royal family interview attracted so much attention.
Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, stunned the royal family in January last year by announcing they would step down from their official royal roles to forge a new, independent life in California.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview is set to air on television. Credit: AP
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, having recently cut their official royal ties, will explain their move in the interview to air on Sunday night in the US.
Im ready to talk, Meghan told Oprah in an excerpt shown on CBS on Friday, saying it was liberating to be able to give the interview.
Oprah, who attended the couples wedding, has promised there will be nothing off limits in the talk.
In the latest preview clip ahead of the much-anticipated interview, Winfrey said she had first approached Meghan for a sit-down before her May 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.
But Meghan had turned her down, saying perhaps there will be another time.
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has criticised the constraints she was under while being a working member of Britains royal family, and said it was liberating to be able to agree to an interview with Oprah.
Asked what was right about this moment to talk, Meghan said: Well, so many things, adding that the couple were on the other side of a lot of … a lot of life experience thats happened.
We have the ability to make our own choices in a way that I couldnt have said yes to you then, Meghan said in the nearly two-minute excerpt of the interview.
That wasnt my choice to make.
As an adult who lived a really independent life, to then go into this construct that is … different than I think what people imagine it to be, its really liberating to be able to have the right and the privilege in some ways to be able to say yes, she added.
The full interview is set to premiere on Monday Credit: CBS
The clip was released a day after another 30-second excerpt from the show saw Meghan accuse the royal family of perpetuating falsehoods about the couple.
Buckingham Palace has not commented on either of the most recent preview clips.
The palace said Wednesday it would conduct an internal investigation into bullying allegations against Meghan that were published by a UK newspaper.
We are clearly very concerned about the allegations, the palace statement said, referring to the report in The Times, which quoted unnamed sources and contains details not independently verified by NBC News.
Some royal watchers say the Palaces move appeared to be a pre-emptive strike ahead of the interview.
The Duchess of Sussex responded to the bombshell bullying claims in her own statement released last week.
In the statement, a spokesperson for the Sussexes said Meghan denied all claims of bullying, but didnt reject the assertion that a complaint had been made.
The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma, the statement said.
She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good.
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Credit: Getty
Harry and Meghan married in May 2018, becoming global celebrities combining British royalty and Hollywood glamour.
But less than two years later, they stepped away from official duties, saying the media intrusion was overbearing.
The Sussexes finalised their split from the royal family last month a year after stepping back from public duties.
The couple announced on Valentines Day they were expecting their second child, months after Meghan revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Creative Industries and Business Reception at the British High Commissioners residence Credit: Getty
The Winfrey interview has been billed as an opportunity for the couple to speak candidly about their reasons for breaking from the family.
If that comes with risks of losing things, Meghan said in Thursdays teaser clip, I mean, theres a lot thats been lost already.
Their decision to give the high-profile interview with Oprah has been criticised by some as hypocrisy, flying in the face of their stated desire for privacy.
Meghan and Harrys detractors say the couple want the glamour of their positions without the dedication it requires or the scrutiny it brings.
Their supports say their treatment shows how an outdated British institution has lashed out against a modern, bi-racial woman, with undertones of racism.
The interview comes as Harrys 99-year-old grandfather Prince Philip is in hospital, where he underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition on Wednesday.
The Queen has reportedly said she wont be watching it and will be focusing on her duties and Philip.