Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly considering sitting down for a "no-hold-barred" television interview about their decision to step back from their royal duties.

The news comes via Tom Bradby, the anchor of Britain's ITV News and a friend of Prince Harry and Prince William.

In an op-ed for The Sunday Times, Bradby wrote: "I have some idea of what might be aired in a full, no-holds-barred, sit-down interview and I don't think it would be pretty."

There is some speculation that the couple could speak to Oprah Winfrey, with whom Prince Harry is making an Apple TV+ series on mental health.

Last week, the couple announced that they are planning to "step back" as "senior members" of the Royal Family.

"After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution," the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrote via their Instagram account. "We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment."

Harry is currently sixth in line to the throne, behind his father, Prince Charles, brother, Prince William, and William's three children George, Charlotte, and Louis.

"We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support."