Oprah interview: Meghan says it is 'liberating to be able to speak'

Marco Green
Марта 5, 2021

The Duchess said about that initial approach to sit down with the U.S. broadcaster in Febuary 2018: "That wasn't my choice to make".

The report about the allegations of bullying levelled at Meghan were first published in the Times after the interview with Oprah was recorded.

It came as the Duchess's closest friends launched a coordinated defence against claims that she bullied royal staff, saying that "kindness and goodwill run in her bones".

In earlier clips shared by CBS, Oprah questioned Meghan whether she was "silent or silenced", and later asked the Duchess: "Almost unsurvivable".

"If she's driving with you in the passenger seat, she will fling her right arm in front of you at the slightest bump in a gesture of love to ensure your safety. Finally we get to sit down and have this conversation".

She replies: "I don't know how they could expect that, after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us. If you ever have the pleasure of meeting Meg - and I hope more of you do - you will see the altruistic, magnanimous friend who I am so lucky to have in my corner", she added.

There's also concern regarding the interview because of what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might say. "There had to be people sitting there". Meghan responded: "That we're on the other side of a lot of life experience that's happened. To be able to just make a choice on your own and to be able to speak for yourself". The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would rather the interview not air at all given the state of Prince Philip's health and commitments for Commonwealth Day, a celebration and acknowledgment of the British Commonwealth's 54 member states, which includes the royal family's own broadcast, featuring speeches from Queen Elizabeth II and other senior members, according to The Daily Express.

On the reported allegations of bullying, the duchess has said in a statement through her spokesman she was saddened by the "attack on her character".

The palace said it was "concerned" about the accusations and an HR team would look at the circumstances outlines in the article.

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