Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, criticized the pressures she was under as a working member of the British royal family, saying it was “liberating” to be able to agree to an interview with media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
In the latest preview clip before the highly anticipated interview, Winfrey said she first turned to Meghan to sit down before her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018. But Meghan had refused and said: “Maybe there will be another time.”
When asked what was “right” at that moment, Meghan said, “Well, so many things,” adding that the couple were “on the other side of many … many life experiences that have happened”.
“We have the opportunity to make our own decisions in such a way that I could not have agreed with you at the time,” said Meghan in the almost two-minute excerpt from the interview, which will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday evening. “That wasn’t my choice.”
“As an adult who has lived a truly independent life, it is really liberating, in some ways, to have the right and privilege to get into this construct that is … different from what I think people imagine Be able to say yes, “she added.
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The clip was released a day after another 30-second excerpt from the show in which Meghan accused the royal family of maintaining “falsehoods” about the couple.
Buckingham Palace did not comment on any of the latest preview clips.
The palace said Wednesday it would conduct an internal investigation into allegations of bullying against Meghan published by a British newspaper.
“We are clearly very concerned about the allegations,” said the palace’s statement, referring to the report in The Times, which cited unnamed sources and contained details that were not independently verified by NBC News.
In response to the allegations, a spokeswoman for Meghan and Harry said, “The Duchess is saddened by this recent attack on her character.”
The Sussexes completed their separation from the royal family last month a year after “stepping down” from their public duties.
The couple announced on Valentine’s Day that they were expecting their second child months after Meghan announced she had it suffered a miscarriage.
The Winfrey interview was billed as an opportunity for the couple to speak openly about their reasons for leaving the family.
“If that comes with the risk of losing things,” Meghan said in Thursday’s teaser clip, “I mean, a lot has already been lost.”