An explosive new sneak peek at Oprah's upcoming interview with Harry and Meghan is sure to set tongues wagging after Meghan broke her silence by delivering a very pointed, and unflinching message to the royal family.
Oprah asks the Duchess of Sussex how she feels knowing the family will be hearing her speaking out after keeping silent on her royal experience since she and Harry left their senior roles in January 2020.
In response, Meghan claims the family is part of the problem itself.
“How do you feel about the palace hearing you speak your truth today?” Oprah asks her.
“I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent when there is an active role that the Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us,” Meghan says
“And if that comes with risk of losing things … there’s a lot that’s been lost already.”
The explosive implication that Buckingham Palace is 'perpetuating falsehoods' was said weeks back when the interview was taped but is particularly poignant today after Buckingham Palace issued a statement confirming they are investigating claims Meghan was accused of bullying by a former staff member.
On Wednesday Meghan denied claims by royal aides that she faced a bullying complaint by one of her closest advisors during her time at Kensington Palace, and hours later the Palace, in a very rare move, released their statement.
"We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.,” the statement, which was released to The Sun, said.
"Accordingly our HR team will look into the circumstances outlined in the article.
"Members of staff involved at the time, including those who have left the Household, will be invited to participate to see if lessons can be learned.
"The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work policy in place for a number of years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace."
The claims came as the Duchess of Sussex prepares for her interview with Oprah Winfrey to air this week, with sources approaching The Times in the UK to share their side of the story.
The sources claimed Meghan "drove two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third staff member" according to the paper.
The Duchess and her lawyers have denied the claims but said one staff member left after findings of misconduct.
The lastest clip comes on the heels of two other previews which were released earlier this week.
In the initial preview trailer for the CBS interview, which aired in the US on Sunday night during an ad break, Oprah says "you've said some pretty shocking things here".
The veteran host also explains “I just want to make it clear to everybody there is no subject that’s off limits.”
The clip shows that Oprah spoke to Meghan and Harry individually before also addressing them both as a couple.
Though Meghan doesn't say anything in the trailer, there are a few glimpses of her looking less than impressed, specifically when Oprah is seen asking her the question about "being silenced".
In a second preview clip shared on Twitter, Harry opens up about how "incredibly tough" things were for the couple before leaving the UK.
"For me I'm just incredibly happy and relieved to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side," Harry says, while holding Meghan's hand.
"Because I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like for her [referring to his mother Diana] going through this process by herself."
Where can you watch Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview in Australia?
Oprah with Harry and Meghan will air Sunday, March 7 at 8 P.M. in the US, or 3 pm AEDT in Australia.
The interview will be broadcast by Channel 10 at 7:30 Monday, March 8 the network confirmed after much anticipation of which channel would secure the rights to the hotly anticipated exclusive.
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