November 2, 2010 / 6:15 PM / 8 years ago

Jackson children to appear in rare TV interview

Children of Michael Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson (2nd R) and Paris Jackson (2nd L), accept an honorary Grammy at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson’s three children are scheduled to make a rare TV appearance next week as part of an interview between talk show host Oprah Winfrey and the singer’s mother Katherine.

Winfrey’s production company Harpo said on Tuesday that Prince Michael, 13, Paris, 12, and Prince Michael II, 8, (also known as Blanket), joined Oprah, Katherine Jackson, and husband Joe when the TV talk show host visited the family at their home near Los Angeles.

Producers released a picture showing the three relaxing happily in the garden with Winfrey and their grandparents.

Katherine Jackson, the legal guardian of the three children, talks to Winfrey about her son’s legacy, his childhood and his children in the interview to be broadcast on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Monday.

Katherine Jackson has given few interviews since the sudden, June 2009 death of the “Thriller” singer.

As very young children, Michael Jackson kept his kids secluded and often had them wear veils in public, but those veils have come off since his death and Prince Michael and Paris started attending school for the first time in September. Blanket continues to be home-schooled.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte

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